Marlow Ropes 'The Core' Yearbook 2017




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RYA BRITISH SAILING TEAM 2017- 18 As official suppliers to the British Sailing Team, Marlow works with a collection of top sailing athletes competing in and working towards international competitions, and none more so than Tokyo 2020. TOMPHIPPS &NIKKI BONIFACE, NACRA TomandNikki started their campaign for Tokyo 2020 with a series of strong performances, finishing second at the SailingWorldCup inMiami before picking up fifth place in a competitive field at the Hyeres SailingWorldCup. Having taken delivery of their new foilingNacra 17, they also picked up a sixth place at the European Championships in Kiel. NICK ROBINS & BILLY VENNIS-OZANNE, 29ER UK YOUTH SAILING Nick and Billy have had a full year of 29er GPs and being fully involved in the 29er UK Youth Sailing squad. After finishing 2nd at theOvington Inlands they are the current UK 29er National Champions having finished top at both the 29er YouthWorlds and Youth Euros. InOctober they finished in third place at the high profile 29er Eurocup event in a fleet of 119 boats and BRITISH SAILING TEAM& BRITISH YOUTH SAILING TEAM NEWS FROMMARLOW’S 2017 AMBASSADORS Clemhas continued tomake good progress as part of the British Sailing Team’s PodiumPotential Pathway group this year culminating in acheiving a podiumposition at the Laser Radial U21 European Championships. DYLAN FLETCHER & STUART BITHELL, 49ER It’s been an outstanding year for Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell who took gold at both the 49er European Championships andWorld Championships over the summer. They rounded off a successful first year of their partnership by taking gold at the SailingWorldCup in Gamagori, Japan before winning at EnoshimaOlympicWeek, the venue for the 2020Games. CLIPPER RACE PARTNERSHIP 2017-18 MarlowRopes andClipper Round theWorld Yacht Race share a long-standing historical relationship and this has been the 16th year that the two leading brands in British sailingwill join forces. As official suppliers, the Clipper 70 has been rigged with D2 Racing which uses Dyneema SK78. 15,620 metres of this rope will travel 40,000 nautical miles for the year long race. The Race started in Liverpool, UK in August and will circumnavigate through Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, China, USA before arriving in Northern Ireland in July 2018. For the first time, Marlow will have an ambassador on board (Bosun Simon Du Bois) who will be reporting back from the boat and blogging about his round the world journey. ICSA COLLEGIATE SAILING, USA In 2017Marlow sponsored two ICSA Regattas; the Singlehanded Championships at Charleston College and theNEISA Sailors of theWeek at Dartmouth College. Both sawgreat skill from the College sailors andwe look forward toworkingwith the College sailing teams in 2018. are on good formgoing into the YouthWorlds. CLEMENTINE THOMPSON, LASER RADIAL to read our MarlowAmbassador’s live blog since the Race started andwatch our ‘behind the scenes’ filmabout themaking of the Clipper Race ropes.

US SAILING TEAM Marlowbecame theOfficial Cordage Supplier for the US Sailing Team in 2017 and is committed toworking alongside the USST through the 2020

TokyoGames, supporting individual sailors directly

as well as working with the teamon rope technology development to ensure the best

performing products for the sailors needs.

Marlow is one of the most trusted names in our sport, and as any sailor knows, having strong, dependable and customized line solutions on board your boat is a key factor in any successful racing program. Our National team loves working with Marlow to provide our sailors and development athletes with the best line products in the world. Two-timeOlympic Champion, MalcolmPage (Newport, R.I.) Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing.

DID YOU KNOW? Workingwith international elite teams givesMarlow valuable product feedback which is used to develop innovative products for sailors at all levels around the world.

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