FASHION – Dress like Jessica


Technical apparel brand Musto Australasia joins Trade-a-Boat and millions of worldwide supporters in congratulating teenage sailor Jessica Watson on her magnificent achievement.

The 16-year-old athlete, who on Saturday became the youngest solo sailor ever to sail unassisted around the world, has caught the attention of the world in recent days, but snagged Musto’s attention much earlier after joining the exclusive club of elite athletes sponsored by the Sydney-based marine apparel brand.

Having identified Musto as the world’s leading provider of technical wet-weather apparel, Watson approached the Northern Beaches-based label last year seeking to have the very best in ocean faring apparel protecting her on her adventure.

In being named Jessica’s official apparel sponsor, Musto provided her with a base wardrobe consisting of HPX Ocean Jacket (RRP $1600), HPX Trousers ($1000), GP Race Show ($200), HPX Occean Drysuite ($3300), Thermal Long Socks ($40), Shelled Mid-Layer Salopettes ($299), Windward Jacket ($299), Amara Gloves Long Finger ($39), Thermal Balaclava ($40), Offshore Gloves ($45) and additional HP Thermal Turtleneck and Trousers.

To help commemorate the occasion, Musto also launched a limited edition merchandise range targeted squarely at those interested in celebrating Jessica’s achievement. Available exclusively through Jessica’s website (, recommended retail prices for the range start at $25.

Musto Australasia managing director Duncan Curnow said he was thrilled Musto could play a part in Jessica’s achievements. Curnow said he looked forward to tracking her progress as she set about achieving her many other life goals.

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Photo: Jessica Watson onboard Ella's Pink Lady