CASCAIS (PORTUGAL) AUGUST 4, 2011 - Extreme race performance demands exceptional technical clothing for ORACLE Racing’s athletes. When they’re finished sailing the fastest boats in the world, the sailors want great chill-out gear ashore.
Global sportlifestyle brand PUMA won the selection process to partner with ORACLE Racing, defender of the 34th America’s Cup, as the U.S. team’s Official Sportswear and Technical Supplier. PUMA will provide technical performance wear as well as training apparel and footwear for ORACLE Racing’s world-class team. Additionally, PUMA will produce ORACLE Racing Team fan wear available for purchase during in-port activities and online.
“There was only one company for us. It was PUMA. It’s a hot brand with seriously cool gear,” said ORACLE Racing Skipper James Spithill during a press briefing today at the inaugural America’s Cup World Series regatta in Cascais, Portugal. The partnership will be built around a full design and development programme to meet the exceptional demands athletes face while racing new high-speed America’s Cup wingsailed multihulls.
PUMA continues to expand its sailing performance line, including gear tailored to the needs of the ORACLE Racing team. PUMA’s Sailing performance footwear, apparel and accessories have been created and tested by the world’s best sailors, under the most extreme conditions. The gear is appropriate for all weather conditions, featuring various types of layering made from highly durable fabrics.
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