On the Water with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and Mustang Survival
Guaranteed protection against the elements
Professional sailors don’t have time to think about staying dry while speeding through rough waters on a race course. What matters is the boat, moving as a unit, and taking the vessel across the finish line. Hopefully, first.
So when the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team approached Canadian Marine brand Mustang Survival, in search of the best protective offshore equipment the support team could wear to fully focus on their activities, they were all onboard to step up to the challenge.
On both sides there is a strong bond between heritage and innovation. Mustang Survival has been providing confidence to sailors for over 50 years and continues to push the boundaries on innovation in the maritime environment. The America’s Cup, now in its 36th edition, still sees the participation of the most technologically advanced boats in the world.
“We are honored to be working with such a respected team in what is a very competitive arena. We stand behind our product and are confident the support team will be protected in the toughest of conditions. This will allow them to focus on their task at hand, competing in their 6th America’s Cup campaign. We are excited to be part of that journey" - Jason Leggett, President Mustang Survival.
Working closely with the Prada team to get the color, logos and fit of the gear just right, what emerged from the collaboration is a custom foul weather protection set for every team member to wear while they work on the support boats during their push to win the 2021 America’s Cup
“Mustang Survival provides guaranteed protection against the elements at 50 knots, ensuring each one of us can focus on doing our job to the best of our ability day after day” said team member Shannon Falcone. “With over 40 team members on the water when supporting the AC75 training sessions, maximizing the collective efficiency means we can focus on our goal of winning the America’s Cup. I look forward to taking on this challenge together!”
Mustang Survival protection gear integrates the team equipment with four items specifically designed for activities in extreme conditions and worn by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team who work onboard the chase boats during training sessions and racing events. The Mustang foul weather apparel, developed and built at its Burnaby Waterlife Studio includes the EP 6.5 Ocean Racing Jacket, Smock, Salopette & Drysuit, all of which made from military grade GORE-TEX®