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Rope and rigging specialist supports 20 events this sailing season

by Kate McCoy 27 Jun 2019 12:00 BST
Splicing workshop during the Marlow Rope-Show at Poole Yacht Club © Emma Donovan

In excess of twenty separate events throughout the UK will be supported by Marlow Ropes, its ambassadors and sponsored sailors this summer.

Running until mid-September, the team at Marlow Ropes will be up and down the country attending a range of regattas providing awards as well as technical assistance and advice, performing rig-checks and delivering its popular Rope Show workshops.

James Crossley, Marlow's youth ambassador in the Topper class will be competing in the Topper Nationals at Largs Sailing Club from August 3 - 9 where Marlow will also be holding rope-show and splicing workshops.

The Optimist Nationals, supported by the leading rope manufacturer, takes place at WPNSA at the end of July with dedicated Opi Rope-Shows and rig-checks, while Marlow's female youth ambassadors, Emily Mueller and Florence Brellisford, take the helm at the 29er Nationals at Pwllheli Sailing Club on August 6 - 11.

In Scotland at the Laser Nationals, the RYA P3 Marlow ambassador Sam Whaley will be flying the flag for Marlow Ropes, while the Poole regatta in August will feature Marlow's sponsored Vendee Globe sailor, Pip Hare with her 60ft IMOCA Superbijou.

A highlight of the season is the Firefly Nationals at Lyme Regis Sailing Club on August 16, when the class celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Marlow Ropes Cup. In the same month, Marlow will also be providing technical support for sailors competing in the Cowes Regatta with the Marlow RIB, offering off-shore expertise to sailors in need.

David Mossman, UK Sales Manager, Marlow Ropes said: "We are calling out to all sailors to come and meet us this season - take advantage of our technical knowledge and expertise, as we are always happy to help.

"We aim to support sailors from grass roots level up to international competitors. From sponsorships and awards, to education workshops and technical assistance as well as off-shore assistance at Cowes week, the Marlow Ropes team will be at a club near you."

The British rope maker's extensive schedule and rope education workshop includes:

May 24 - 27 Scottish Series Clyde Cruising Club
June 28 - Rope Show Lymington Town Sailing Club
July 23 - Rope Show at Warsash Sailing Club
July 27 - August 2, Laser Nationals, Largs Sailing Club
July 27 - August 2, Optimist National WPNSA (Rope Show July 31)
August 3 - 9, Topper National, Largs Sailing Club
August 6 - 11, 29er National Pwllheli Sailing Club
August 9 - 11, IRC Welsh Champs, Pwllheli Sailing Academy
August 10 - 17, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight (Rope Show August 6)
August 11- 16, Mersea Island Race Week
August 16 -23, FireFly Nationals, Lyme Regis Sailing Club
August 9 - Rope Show at RORC, Cowes Club House
August 18 -23, Poole Regatta
August 26 - 30, International 14s, Falmouth
August 29 -Sept 6, J70 Worlds, Torbay
September 7-8, RYA Women's Keepboat Match Racing, WPNSA
September 14 -15, WLYC 24 HRS Dingy Race, West Lancs Yacht Club

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