Rolled ankles and torn ligaments are the most common injuries incurred while crossing the net at high speeds, so PUMA’s custom high-top sneakers give better support than traditional sailing footwear. The robust outsole has trail-running style lugs that grip the net. The grinders prefer a wider, more robust heel platform.
A windproof, waterproof, form-fitting, and high-stretch cycling-style jacket. “Wearing tight layers is especially an issue for the grinders,” says Falcone, “but this one’s not too tight.” This is Falcone’s all-purpose jacket that he can wear on warmer training days and race days. For the Cup, we can expect high-visibility colors incorporated into the jacket.