Shannon Falcone explains why protection is essential on the fastest sailboats on Earth
By DemoneRosso | 11 February 2021 | 1 min
“In the last ten years, America’s Cup sailing has seen a huge jump in speeds and therefore risks. We developed safety gear and we decided to do it with Dainese. In terms of materials, we wanted to have something that we felt confident in, to push the limits of what we are doing on board. It was natural to reach out to Dainese, because of their experience in MotoGP and safety they provide riders with. That was exactly what we needed...”
Shannon Falcone, member of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, tells us why protection is now essential to athletes, even in sailing. He explains the crew’s needs during an America’s Cup regatta and why his team reached out to Dainese. Because of the sudden technological evolution boats have undergone in the last years, America’s Cup crews face tough conditions and extreme stress. For this reason, Dainese developed Sea-Guard, a safety vest designed specifically to enable athletes to express themselves while being protected.