Please select your home edition

Will Harris joins #TeamMusto as new ambassador

by Musto 20 May 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.

Related Articles

Musto cements relationship with Clarisse Crémer
In new partnership with L'OCCITANE en Provence Leading technical sailing clothing brand, Musto, will continue their support of talented offshore sailor Clarisse Crémer (FRA), partnering with her new team L'OCCITANE en Provence. Posted on 14 Sep
Discover Musto footwear
Dynamic Pro ll features proprietary GripDeck and GripFlex for incredible stability The Dynamic Pro ll features Musto's proprietary GripDeck rubber and GripFlex tread for incredible stability on wet decks. And for tougher conditions, the GORE-TEX Ocean Racer Boot will give you the protection and breathability needed at sea. Posted on 21 Aug
Jackets for every lifestyle
Think waterproof materials, lightweight designs and a casual style Whether you live in a city or by the coast, we've got a jacket to suit you. Think waterproof materials, lightweight designs and a casual style. Perfect for commuting, a weekend in the country or a windy walk by the sea. Posted on 1 Aug
It's shorts and t-shirt season!
Stay cool with Musto's casual shorts and 100% cotton T-shirts Stay cool with Musto's casual shorts and 100% cotton T-shirts, all designed for the outdoor lifestyle. Your summer wardrobe starts here. Posted on 23 Jul
Ready for battle in the 50th Rolex Fastnet Race
Musto kit the armour of choice for offshore titans As record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet flocks to Cowes for the 50th edition of the multi-class sprint to Fastnet Rock and down to Cherbourg, pro sailors and Musto Ambassadors, Armel Le Cléac'h and Charlie Dalin, praise technical clothing brand, Musto Posted on 19 Jul
Are you Fastnet ready?
Hugh Brayshaw caught up with sailing legends Charlie Dalin and Armel Le Cleac'h To help you prepare for the Race, Musto Product Marketing Manager Hugh Brayshaw caught up with sailing legends and Musto ambassadors Charlie Dalin and Armel Le Cleac'h to chat through what they've packed in their kit bags. Posted on 15 Jul
Sunblock technical tops from Musto
Fabric engineered to block 98% of UV rays, and extremely fast sweat wicking If you're set to be out in the sun all day, be prepared for UV exposure with Musto Sunblock products. Fabric engineered to block 98% of harmful UV rays, providing excellent protection at UPF 50. Posted on 14 Jun
Offshore Pyjamas
The Musto mid-layer keeping pro sailors comfy As #TeamMusto's Ocean Race sailors head offshore once again, there's one item in their Musto kit bags that is a unanimous favourite - their HPX Gore-Tex Primaloft Infinium Middle Layer Salopette. Posted on 9 Jun
Pack your bags, let's go
There's a piece of Musto luggage with your name on it Every great adventure starts with a well-packed bag. So whether you need a heavy-duty carryall or a waterproof duffel bag, there's a piece of Musto luggage with your name on it. Posted on 7 Jun