The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is delighted to announce MUSTO as the Official Clothing Supplier for the Cowes and London-based club and the Rolex Fastnet Race.
For more than 50 years, MUSTO have proved their expertise in technical sailing clothing and footwear and the RORC, celebrating its 90th anniversary is delighted to announce this new long-term partnership.
MUSTO will produce RORC insignia and event merchandise as well as Rolex Fastnet Race branded merchandise for the 2015 race.
"We are delighted to be working with MUSTO which designs the world's leading offshore sailing performance wear to help sailors perform at their peak. As a company MUSTO is perfectly aligned to the requirements of our members. Like the RORC, they are committed to high standards and have led the way in development, design and innovation," said RORC Chief Executive, Eddie Warden Owen. "
RORC members will receive a range of privilege benefits on Musto products and a specialist service in the production of branded team clothing for their crew.
"As a RORC member of 20 years and having competed in five Fastnet races I know just what being a RORC member means. It's an elite club of highly experienced offshore sailors and we are extremely proud to be associated with them again. Many are MUSTO customers already and we look forward to continuing to keep everyone warm and dry for the next few seasons in our new capacity as the Official Clothing Supplier to RORC," commented Nigel Musto.
ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB:
Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and IRC National Championship in the Solent
The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success and the RORC has extended its organisational expertise by creating a new Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was run last November 2014
The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after the recent merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Cowes, now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4000
The RORC has also been a leader in yacht handicap systems and in co-operation with the French offshore racing club, UNCL, created IRC; the principal yacht measurement system for the rating of racing yachts worldwide
The Spinlock IRC rating rule is administered jointly by the RORC Rating Office in Lymington, UK and UNCL Centre de Calcul in Paris, France. The RORC Rating Office is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and recognised globally as a centre of excellence for measurement. For more information see www.rorcrating.com