As you all know, we celebrate ocean pioneering here at Bluesmiths. So it’ll be no surprise that when we got this call, we wanted in.
Our friend and America’s Cup wining professional sailor, Shannon Falcone let us in on a secret mission. He and Oracle Team USA Skipper Jimmy Spithill would be sailing from New York to Bermuda in a DNA F4 – a 46 foot foiling catamaran. This had never been done before. It would represent a true Ocean First.
We didn’t catch a ride on the boat this time but Shannon, Jimmy and the Team Falcon crew did wear Bluesmiths clothing: The Kula Windpro Hoodie, The Kanaha Hydrophobic Shirt and The Spartan Hydrophobic Shorts.
“We went from pushing the boat for performance…into survival mode,”
“These were the biggest waves I’ve faced in a multi-hull and hopefully don’t ever have to experience again."
Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA & America's Cup Winning Skipper
Check out the photos below.
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Congrats to the Team Falcon crew: Jimmy Spithill, Shannon Falcone, Cy Thompson, Rome Kirby, Tommy Loughboro, Emily Nagel.
Thanks to Red Bull for making this happen. Thanks to all of the other sponsors for allowing us in for the ride: North Sails, Bermuda, Sperry, NewportShipyard, Bluesmiths Crafted Waterwear, MustangSurvival, GoPro Gorilla Rigging, FutureFibres, HollandComposit, DNAPerformanceSailing, SevenStar, HARKEN