Perth based match racing team Mirsky Racing Team have announced a new clothing partnership with Sail Racing International. The team, who were placed 2nd in the world championship World Match Racing Tour in 2009, were previously sponsored by Line7 before it’s collapse last year.
Sail Racing will benefit from the increased television coverage of the World Match Racing Tour, with the team wearing the 50 KTS Race Edition clothing line. The company is also well placed to take advantage of any America’s Cup activity that Mirsky Racing Team get involved with in the future.
Mirsky Racing Team Skipper, Torvar Mirsky said:
“Its great to be associated with such a strong brand as Sail Racing, they have realized the future direction of sailing and are one step head of the competition in terms of design, fashion and quality. It is the same direction in which our team is heading and together with Sail Racing we hope to remain a step ahead of our competition.”
Part of the partnership will be the development of new and innovative products with special focus on 50 KTS Race Edition and Sail Racing’s other race collections.
Lars Bolin, Sail Racing Marketing Manager said:
“This great team is in the top of Match Racing in the world which ofcourse lead to lots of experience on how the clothing must work in an action filled sailing class. Comments and feedback from the team on areas, such as form and details, will definitely lead to innovative new solutions for our products.”
Sail Racing´s Test Team comprises of Magnus Holmberg, Klabbe Nylöf, Anna Kjellberg, Skip Novak, Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku and now also Torvar Mirsky and the Mirsky Racing Team.
“We are very proud to add these sailors into our Test Team. Now when we´ve made a strong impact with our export venture it´s even more important to have a team inter-national sailors onboard. We have a close cooperation with our new Australian distributor, Storm Per-formance, and this is of course perfect to start building the brand on that market.”
Despite not having title sponsorship or the funding of some of the ‘Americas Cup’ teams they compete against, MRT are one of the most professional sailing teams in the world. The team have recently launched a YouTube channel to provide daily video updates and provide regular updates via press releases and their website.