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Will Harris joins #TeamMusto as new ambassador

by Musto 20 May 2023 12:00 UTC
Will Harris joins #TeamMusto as new ambassador © Antoine Auriol / Team Malizia

Team Malizia co-skipper, Will Harris (GBR), has been announced as the newest #TeamMusto ambassador, in a deal which will see him kitted out in the world's number one performance sailing brand.

Harris (29) from Weybridge, UK, has been co-skipper of Team Malizia with Boris Herrmann since 2019, racing all legs of The Ocean Race 2022-23 and taking the reins as skipper for the Itajaí - Newport leg, leading the crew to a second place finish. Prior to joining Team Malizia, he competed in the Figaro class, winning the Rookie category in his first year (2016) and secured wins in the 2021 Class 40 Fastnet Race, and the 2020 IRC 1 Overall Caribbean 600.

Harris has gained an excellent reputation in offshore racing and as a navigator, finishing third in both the 2022 Défi Azimut (IMOCA) and The Ocean Race Europe 2021 (VO65). He has competed most of the major offshore sailing races including the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2019 but now his sights are firmly set on the 2028 Vendée Globe.

Will Harris said: "I have worn Musto since I started racing as a child in the Optimist class and I am really pleased to become an official ambassador for the brand and join such an esteemed cohort of sailors. Musto is unrivalled in terms of quality and it is the only gear I want to be sailing in when I'm offshore.

"I know that the designers have a great reputation for working closely with ambassadors and listening to sailors and the feedback they give when developing new pieces, and I am excited to be part of that process. As foiling boats are becoming faster and faster the sailing conditions are changing and so is what we need from our clothing.

"Wearing the all new HPX in The Ocean Race has proven that Musto kit is so reliable and they think of everything possible to keep us warm, dry, comfortable, and safe. The kit continues to perform well even after such a long time at sea, allowing me to stay at the very top of my game."

Nick Houchin, Musto's Head of Marketing, said: "Will is a really strong addition to the #TeamMusto roster. At a young age, he has proven himself to be an excellent and highly versatile sailor. We are impressed by his ambition and very pleased to be supporting him on that journey - he is certainly one to watch. The calibre of sailors who represent Musto as offshore ambassadors is simply unrivaled. We are proud to work with the best in the world and delighted that they all choose to race in Musto."

Leg 5 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 leaves Newport on Sunday 21 May, heading to Aarhus, Denmark. Will Harris will be co-skippering Musto sponsored (via German distributor Frisch) Team Malizia with Boris Herrmann. Musto also sponsors US-based 11th Hour Racing Team, winners of the Itajaí - Newport leg of the race.

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