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Marlow Ropes announce British Sailing Team January 2018 Award Winners

by Emma Donovan, Marlow Ropes 9 Jan 08:00 GMT
Morgan Peach and Rhos Hawes © British Sailing Team

At the start of an exciting year for both the British Sailing Team and Marlow Ropes, the leading rope manufacturer is pleased to announce that the first 2018 winners of the Marlow Ropes P3 Quarterly Award are 49er sailors Morgan Peach and Rhos Hawes.

Marlow Ropes works closely with the British Sailing Team and is committed to helping develop new talent coming through by distributing this Award every quarter. For this quarter, Marlow asked the sailors to apply by submitting a film to demonstrate two of the BST's core values of collaboration and honesty that they measure themselves against when competing. Morgan and Rhos demonstrated a mature, realistic and honest approach whilst conveying true grit and determination and we are delighted to announce them as our Award winners.

Both Morgan and Rhos have progressed through the RYA squads from Fevas and Cadets to 29ers then 49ers. Both have medalled at the Youth Nationals and Morgan has progressed to compete in the ISAF Youth Worlds and Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final.

After joining forces in 2016 and joining the British Sailing Team's Podium Potential Pathway group, the pair made strong progress in 2017 finishing second at both the 49er Nationals and the 49er Junior European Championships.

Leisure Marine Sales Director Paul Honess commented:
"Partnerships with our BST award winners are very important to us; we enjoy being able to help them progress in their sailing by rigging their boats with quality products and it is a great way for us to gain product feedback and insights. These partnerships help all of us to be the best we can be. Morgan and Rhos' individual knowledge and experiences have meant that collectively they are a team to be reckoned with and we look forward to seeing their future success."

Rhos Hawes, 49er commented:
"It is a huge honour to win the Marlow Rope Award and, given our progression into full time sailing this summer, it is definitely a factor that will transform our Olympic Campaign."

Sailing Profiles:

Morgan Peach:

  • Started sailing at age 8 in Torbay racing Fevas and Cadets.
  • Won the 29er Nationals in 2013 & 2014 (74 boat fleet).
  • Qualified and competed at the ISAF youth worlds in 2014, finishing 7th.
  • Currently in the British Sailing Team since 2015.
  • Red Bull UK representative at the Foiling Generation World final in New Port, Rhode Island. Finished 5th (2016).
  • 3rd year BA Business Management at Exeter University
Rhos Hawes:
  • Started Sailing at age 8 at South Cerney racing Cadets
  • 3rd at 420 Youth Championships 2012
  • Qualified for Eurosaf Youth Worlds 2012/2014
  • 470 crew top 20 Junior Worlds/Europeans
  • Top 20 at 505 worlds
  • 3rd year BCS hons Biomedical Sciences at Plymouth University

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