Marlow Ropes, the world’s leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope have announced that they will be an official supplier to Hannah Stodel Racing as Hannah and her team embark on their journey to the 2020 Vendee Globe.
As suppliers to the British Sailing Team, Marlow Ropes have had a long and successful relationship with Paralympian Hannah, powering her to three World Championships and 17 World Cup gold medals throughout her career in the Sonar class.
The 32-year-old from Essex is now aiming to become the first disabled sailor to compete in and finish the Vendee Globe, racing 24,000 non-stop around the world without assistance. No disabled person has ever attempted the race and only seven women have competed.
En route to the Vendee, Hannah will compete in some of the toughest tests in sailing, including next year’s Transat Jacques Vabre using high performance rope supplied by Marlow.
Marlow’s history in world class rope manufacture dates back over 200 years, and has earned its reputation as one of the world's premier manufacturers of performance yacht ropes.
“I have worked with Marlow Ropes throughout my time on the British Sailing Team and they have always ensured that we have been equipped with the best ropes,” explained Hannah.
“As I embark on the next stage of my sailing career it seems natural to partner with a company which has always shared my goal to stay at the cutting edge of my sport. It’s important to me to know I’ve got the best equipment as I sail around the world and I know Marlow Ropes will provide that. I couldn’t be more delighted that they’ll be joining me as I work towards the Vendee Globe.”
Paul Honess, Leisure Marine Sales Director at Marlow Ropes comments: “We enjoy partnering with talented sailors across the spectrum of competitive sailing, and the beauty of being able to do this early on, is that we can follow our Marlow sailors throughout their career. We are very proud of our long-running association with Hannah and look forward to supporting her in this next incredible voyage.”
You can find out more about Hannah’s campaign at www.hannahstodelracing.com.
Marlow Ropes is the leading UK rope manufacturer, founded in 1807 and continues to develop technically advanced rope products for the global Leisure Marine market, working across the spectrum from amateur sailors and youth teams all the way through to elite teams such as Ineos Team UK and the British and US Sailing Teams.