NEW YORK — April 21, 2021 — The United States SailGP Team today announced that Mustang Survival, a brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has joined the team as official technical clothing partner.
Mustang Survival will provide the American team with the technical apparel needed for extreme head-to-head in shore conditions, giving them a competitive edge in the intense environment of SailGP — a new global championship racing gravity-defying, foiling catamarans at speeds in excess of 60 mph for the chance to win $1 million. Mustang Survival will outfit the team’s eight elite athletes, including the first two woman to join the U.S. SailGP Team: Daniela Moroz, who will start this week with the team ahead of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess April 24-25, and CJ Perez who will join later in the season.
“Our F50 catamaran is an incredible piece of precise engineering that uses cutting edge technology to achieve some of the fastest speeds ever recorded by a sailboat,” said team CEO and helmsman Jimmy Spithill. “We’re excited to partner with a brand like Mustang Survival whose trusted reputation by marine professionals who depend on their products daily, will help provide the protection our team will need to allow them to fully focus on their task at hand – winning races”.
For over 50 years, Mustang Survival has been providing life-saving solutions through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions. “We are committed to helping protect those who push their limits in marine environments. We know the U.S. SailGP Team will take our products to those limits, and we’ll be there as a side-kick every step of the way,” said Josh Horoshok, VP of Recreation at Mustang Survival. “Our technical apparel line continues to grow and expand in the sailing space, and with the team putting our gear to the test and providing feedback, we’ll continue to drive innovation forward in all of our technical products.”
With a new, modular wing system for the F50 set to debut when SailGP Season 2 begins this weekend, the wind limit for the competition is expected to increase significantly. This means that teams can possibly face racecourses with significant wave heights and top end conditions while racing across the ocean at highway speeds. The U.S. SailGP Team will test Mustang Survival apparel in these conditions, and work alongside designers to develop leading-edge apparel solutions that best protect the team’s sailing and support crews on the water.
“We see our partnership with Mustang Survival as a strategic advantage,” said Spithill. “When you operate in an environment where split-second decision making can win or lose a race, you need have the utmost confidence in your equipment. Mustang Survival has earned the trust of the best military and rescue teams in the world. That is the ultimate endorsement and we’re excited to have them onboard with us.”
SailGP Season 2 begins this weekend, April 24-25, at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess and will be broadcasted on CBS Sports Network — April 24 at 6:00pm EDT (delayed) and April 25 at 1:00pm EDT (live) with highlights airing on CBS – May 2 at 1:00pm EDT. Free live streams of the racing are available on the SailGP APP and SailGP Facebook and YouTube channels.