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U.S. Volvo team debuts performance wear

Puma’s new Volvo Open 70 racing boat entered the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in late April for the first time wearing Puma’s newest line of gear.

Since the team began sailing in Newport, R.I., the sailors have been out on the water training in Puma’s new performance sailing wear. Developed with feedback from the team, the gear is created by sailors and will be worn by Puma Ocean Racing throughout the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009.

The Volvo Ocean Race, a nine-month, around-the-world race, is called the “Everest of Sailing” and takes sailors from the icy conditions of the Southern Ocean to the hot, tropical climates of Brazil and India.

The new performance sailing collection is available in Puma Concept Stores, online and at marine specialty stores, including JSI Marine Superstore, Point Loma Outfitting, North Sails, Team One Newport, West Marine, Newport Shipyard, Koilius Sailing and Annapolis Performance Sailing.