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UK Marlow Youth Ambassador applications open for 2022

by Marlow Ropes 1 Feb 12:00 GMT

This year, Marlow are inviting applications from UK youth sailors sailing in the following Class Association Organisations:

  • Waszp
  • 29er
  • Topper
  • Kitefoiling
The Ambassador programme is an opportunity for rising stars from these Class Associations to work with a global Leisure Marine brand who are involved with some of the top sailing and racing teams in the world. One Youth Ambassador will be selected per class for the duration of one year starting from 1st March 2022.

Ambassador programme benefits:

  • Working with a leading global Leisure Marine brand who have over 200 years in the rope-making industry.
  • Rigging package (based on your supplied rope specs) and branding collateral worth £300.
  • Exposure through Marlow's news and media platforms including the RYA Dinghy Show where the brand ambassadors will be invited to join Marlow on-stand at the show.
  • Rigging support and help from Marlow's team of experts including athletes from the British Sailing Team.
In return, Marlow Ropes will be looking for a Youth Ambassador capable of providing the following:
  • Image and video-based content including specific videos such as:
  • a rig-check introduction - what lines do you use and where do you use them
  • an event/competition report ahead of your season of sailing
  • Performance upgrade - what lines and techniques do you use to get the most performance.
  • Splicing tips or tricks
Images to include action shots, ropes in use, rigging shots
  • Social media mentions and tags - specifically across Instagram and Facebook - APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA SAILING ACCOUNTS
  • Feedback and testing opportunities on new product launches
  • Testimonials / interviews at events or shows
Application process:

Applications are NOW OPEN, closing at 6pm on Monday 14th February. These must include details of a consenting adult.

Sailors will need to send an email FAO marketing@marlowropes.com with a completed application form and accompanied by a link to a video you have created, uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo which includes:

  • images or footage of you sailing
  • an introduction about yourself and answers/interpretation of answers or demonstrations related to the following questions:
  • What do you enjoy most about sailing?
  • Why do you want to be a Marlow Youth Ambassador and what will you bring to the role?
  • Do you know how to splice and what the benefits are of splicing?
  • What splices do you know?
Following the application closure date, applications will all be judged and reviewed. A shortlist may be created depending on demand.

If you believe you have what it takes to join our Ambassador family, then please click here for the application form.

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