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A tweed takeover at Cowes Week

England rugby player and Musto country ambassador James Haskell joined the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew, kitted out in the Musto macnab jacket and breeks, for a two hour sail in the Solent.

Haskell said: “As an avid shooter, I have been wearing MUSTO tweeds for a number of years but wasn’t sure if they would be able to make it through the conditions on deck.

“It was a bit of a challenge to convince the sailors that tweed would be cut out for a testing ride on a Volvo Ocean 65, but we were kept warm and dry – plus it was great to get off the land and get my sea legs tested for the day. It was a great challenge and fantastic to see the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing  team in action ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race.”