Marlow Ropes appointed Official Supplier to Ben Ainslie Racing Team
Marlow Ropes Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance running rigging to the worldwide leisure marine market, is proud to announce its appointment as Official Rope Supplier to the BAR Team for the 35th America’s Cup cycle.
This partnership covers the exclusive supply of running rigging to the BAR Team for the AC World Series starting next year through to the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.
Paul Honess, Leisure Marine Sales Director at Marlow Ropes commented, “Marlow are very excited to partner with the BAR Team, as we share the mutual ambition to bring the Americas Cup to the UK. BAR are putting together a serious challenge and we hope that our track record and experience in Grand Prix rigging will help them achieve that goal. As a British manufacturer, we are also very proud to be supporting Sir Ben Ainslie during the next stage of his stellar career, having worked with him through the RYA British Sailing team for many years in Olympic sailing.”
James Stagg, BAR Shore Team Manager commented, “It’s great to be working with Marlow Ropes, their range of running rigging is a perfect match for our varying requirements.
"As we go through the next three years of racing in the World Series and the America’s Cup we will work closely together to develop specialised products, tailored for BAR's needs – and we’re particularly happy to be once again partnering with a local UK manufacturer.”
Notes: Marlow Ropes Ltd, is a British manufacturer of rope and cordage based in East Sussex, UK. Marlow’s worldwide network of distributers and Grand Prix Rigging Partners means their leisure marine product portfolio is available in all major sailing locations around the world.
As well as their extensive range of Grand Prix racing, cruising and dinghy products, Marlow also manufacture specialist rope products for the Safety, Arboriculture, Automotive, Commercial Marine and Defence industries.
For further information please contact:
Marlow Ropes Ltd, Ropemaker Park, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, BN23 5BH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 (0)1323 444444. Fax: +44 (0)1323 444455
Mark Chisnell, Ben Ainslie Racing Communications Team
t. +44 79 7070 4614 / +44 1489 587 583
Sarah Alexander, Ben Ainslie Racing Press Officer
t. +44 77 6639 1276 / +44 1489 587 878
Ben Ainslie Racing
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was launched on June 10th 2014 in the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge. The team was conceived by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back home to where it all began in 1851. Ben will develop and lead a British entry capable of winning the prestigious trophy, something Britain has so far never managed to achieve.
BAR is a commercial sporting team, with a number of individual private investors alongside corporate partners. The team is made up of some of the best British and international sailors, designers, builders and racing support.