Photo: Musto 11 th hour Racing
THE EVEREST OF SAILING
Musto is present at the world’s largest offshore races such as The Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World, Rolex Fastnet, Transat Jacques Vabre, Vendée Globe
The Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World, Rolex Fastnet, Transat Jacques Vabre, Vendée Globe, Solitaire du Figaro etc. Some of the world’s most difficult offshore races are referred to as the Everest of sailing, the mother of all challenges or as adventures of a lifetime. They’re the real units by which the extreme can be measured. They are the ultimate tests for sailing boats and people alike and can only be endured by those with desire for something new, those who are dedicated to a goal like the explorers of the Amazon or the pioneers of the Himalayan climbing were. It is exactly this taste of adventure and danger that has turned the biggest regattas in the world into events with a cult following.
There were days when I was frightened, terrified and disheartened. There were days when I hated getting involved into it all. Desperate being where I was. But all questions are answered once you finish the race. Then you know why you have put up with it all. There’s nothing like it. It gets into your blood, into your soul and body – these are the words that the late Sir Peter Blake, the legendary yachtsman from New Zealand, used to describe The Ocean Race.