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Marlow Ropes Ties Up Deal For a Sixteenth Year With the Clipper Race

06 JANUARY 2017

Marlow Ropes, the UK based global manufacturer of high quality leisure marine ropes, has extended its partnership as the Official Rope Supplier for the 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Marlow Ropes is recognised around the world for quality performance and innovation, and has a proven track record in supplying rope for the last seven editions of the Clipper Race.

Managing Director of Marlow Ropes, Jon Mitchell, said: “We are the perfect partner for the Clipper Race. A circumnavigation is one of the toughest feats in world sport. To do this as an amateur, even if you are in the hands of professionals, takes courage and determination. That’s why we take pride in our partnership with the Clipper Race, an event that tests the endurance of the participants and our product.” As the Clipper Race’s official rope supplier, Marlow Ropes will once again provide each of the fleet’s twelve Clipper 70-foot yachts with over 40,000 metres of high quality ropes. To rig one boat, excluding spares, takes 1415 metres of rope weighing 191kg using modern fibres such as Dyneema. Old fashioned ropes would weigh around 271kg, which means around a 30 per cent weight reduction using Dyneema.

Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, said, “We have chosen to continue to partner with Marlow Ropes for an eighth consecutive race due to their ability to combine leading edge manufacturing techniques with the constant development of new fibres.

We look forward to working together once again to create another extraordinary experience for our crew.”

Marlow Ropes experts will also provide the Clipper Race crew with rope care and splicing advice  during their race training. This will help them get the maximum lifespan and efficiency out of the running rigging during their 40,000 nautical mile global ocean adventure.

The Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew will also be able to test out their skills at Marlow Rope’s knot tying display at the Clipper Race stand at the London Boat Show. The London Boat show is from January 6 – 15 at ExCel, London.

For more information about Marlow Ropes and its products, please visit www.marlowropes.com