CLIPPER RACE NEWS

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Marlow Ropes is proud to be the official supplier of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a 17 year long partnership. The full Clipper 70 yacht fleet are equipped with specialist Marlow products, and along with the 712 amateur crew, will experience one of the greatest challenges and an endurance test like no other as they circumnavigate 40,000 nautical miles.

CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD
 YACHT RACE

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15,620 metres of rope will travel 40,000 nautical miles around the world in one of the toughest endurance races in the World. 

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MARLOW & THE CLIPPER RACE

LEG 3, DAY 21

In Simon's latest blog he pays tribute to Simon Speirs, crew member on board CV30 (Great Britain) who lost his life at sea on the 18th November and the impact this has on him and his fellow crew.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Simon's family and all the Clipper Race crew members at this time.

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In Simon's latest blog he reflects on the Greenings boat running aground and the impact it has on the entire Clipper fleet crew as they continue on their quest to circumnavigate the globe....

LEG 3

Here we go again! Cape Town you have been one hell of a city but time to continue to explore the World. Australia, Fremantle you are next!

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In Simon's latest blog he describes the highlights from the first Clipper Race stopover in Punte Del Este and the much needed push to pull the Visit Seattle crew together as they embark on Leg 2 heading towards Cape Town...

Hey guys,

I'm back! WE ARE BACK!

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In Simon's latest blog and the final one of his first Leg of the Clipper Race he tells us of the lessons learnt and how he and his crew will bounce back by their disappointing race result.

The final week of racing had much more to do with the well known marriage vow: "for better or worst."

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In Simon's latest blog, he updates us on Race progress, crossing the Equator and the challenges of living in confined spaces with fellow crew members...

 

WE ARE BACK! TEAM VISIT SEATTLE IS BACK AT THE FRONT!

What a week that was. Holy Moly! Managed to find the doldrums before the actual zone and parked for many hours in the heat with nowhere to go and no wind... grrr ... definitely not the moments I enjoy the most. It's pretty frustrating. This no wind zone has also compressed the fleet so the race is closer than ever.

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It's been a tough week onboard Visit Seattle as we lost our Code 2 (lightweight spinnaker) early in the week in addition to needing many repairs to our Code 3 (medium weight spinnaker).  All of this has affected our ranking and our moral obviously. Like Marlow Ropes though, it will take a lot for us to give up and we've been fighting ever since to climb our way back to the top of the fleet from 10th back to 3rd which we reached Sunday morning.

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So it's ON! Race has begun. After slipping the Marlow lines in Liverpool 7 days ago, we made our way up the fleet, tack after tack, up the river and have since been trying to keep up with the fast pace establish by veteran ocean racers. The weather has been up and down with a lot of light wind periods and Marlow’s ropes have provided to be resistant but also more lightweight than prior editions which has helped a lot.

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Meet Marlow Ropes’ Clipper Race Brand Ambassador

For the first time in its' 16 year partnership as official supplier to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Marlow Ropes is delighted to announce its first brand ambassador Simon Du Bois from Montreal, Canada.

Simon will be sailing all of the 8 legs of the Round the World Yacht Race as Bosun on board 'Visit Seattle' circumnavigating the full 40,000 nautical miles along with the Marlow ropes. Part of Simon's duties will include ropecare and ensuring their maintenance on board.

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Marlow Ropes Life of a Rope: The Making of the clipper race ropes

To celebrate our 16 year long relationship with Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, Marlow Ropes has created a short film on the lengths it goes to to produce the market-leading high performance Clipper Race ropes.

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The Race of a Lifetime is about to begin and to celebrate Marlow Ropes 16 year long relationship as Official Supplier to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, we are giving away some Clipper Race goodies in the lead up to the Race Start on 20th August.

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