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 16 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

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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It is likely anyone who has ever used ropes has learned to tie knots - to create eyes, connect rope to objects or even just for decoration. There’s a knot for every application and for many applications there is no better solution than a knot. Nonetheless it is important to be aware of the limitations of knots.

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Marlow Ropes and Clipper Round the World Race share a long-standing historical relationship and this will be the 16th year that the two heritage brands in British sailing will join forces.  As official supplier, the Clipper 70 has been rigged mostly with D2 Racing, D2 Grand Prix 78 along with MarlowbraidDockline

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