The 34th America’s Cup breaks with the past: new boats, new rivals and new waters: the waters of San Francisco.
An edition packed with firsts that all the challengers in the race will have to engage with to show their mettle.
Emirates Team New Zealand wasted no time looking for alternatives, once again choosing to wear sailing gear by North Sails, a brand that has been around in sailing for more than a while and has turned challenges into its own legend.
To support the New Zealand athletes and their performance on board the catamarans, North Sails has designed a bespoke collection comprising sportswear and technical equipment that helps the team to face three key elements in this race: direct contact with the water, speed, risk.
North Sails has used innovative materials to create technical-sportswear with great attention to detail that offers protection, ease of movement, function and maximum comfort. Two key qualities of the collection are ‘shape’ and ‘quick dry’: on one hand, stretch fabrics that adapt to the wearer’s body and are tough enough to withstand the boat’s abrasive materials; on the other, clothes that, because they are able to absorb larger amounts of water, dry much faster than those made from standard fabrics.