Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – CONFIRMED SPONSORS
January 6, 2017 | posted by Jon Mitchell
Marlow Ropes, the globally-renowned manufacturer of high quality leisure marine ropes, has been unveiled as a sponsor of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the planet’s biggest ocean adventure, for the 8th consecutive time.
The Clipper Race is the biggest and one of the toughest ocean races in the world; established by legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to allow non-professional sailors the opportunity to train and complete in one of the toughest endurance challenges… a circumnavigation.
The company was unveiled as the latest sponsor of the prestigious Clipper Race at the London Boat Show on Friday, 6 January at Excel. Marlow ropes are retailing at the show on stands EO55 Technical Marine Supplies and AO48 YouBoat.
Marlow Ropes supplies ropes to over 80 countries around the globe from its base in Hailsham, East Sussex where the story of the company and the intertwined history of rope making goes back over 200 years. A trusted reputation in the sailing world means Marlow is the perfect partner for such a feat of endurance thanks to innovative manufacturing techniques, trusted customer service and the outstanding reputation of the performance and reliability of its products.
Marlow is also the official technical supplier to Land Rover BAR AC team and has been since 2014 and that partnership continues into the 35th America’s Cup. As well as official partners to the British and French Sailing Teams.
Jon Mitchell, managing director of Marlow Ropes, said: “Marlow is the world’s premier supplier of ropes to the leisure marine industry. Our name is trusted globally because everything we do is driven by our passion and commitment and, of course, the excellent customer service that we offer.
“We are the perfect partner for the Clipper Race. A circumnavigation is one of the toughest feats in world sport. To do this as an amateur, even if you are in the hands of professionals, takes courage and determination. That’s why we take pride in our partnership with Clipper Race, an event that tests the endurance of the participants and the product.”
The Clipper Race is unique in that it pitches vicars, housewives and CEOs in a 40,000 nautical mile expedition. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants commence the race of their lives, which is dividedinto eight legs and up to 16 individual races. Crew can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of twelve identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the teams.
The London Boat Show takes place between 6 – 15 January and offers boating enthusiasts a chance to discover and explore some of the most sought after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead. The show has more than 300 exhibitors and will feature a host of European and global new launches from the likes of Princess Yachts, Sunseeker International, Cobra Ribs and Nautilus Yachting. Visitors can also expect to see Sky Sports Presenter, Alec Wilkinson, hosting regular features from sailing greats including Dee Caffari MBE and Saskia Clarke, to boating favourites Zeb Soanes and Alex Alley.
“YOU WILL NEVER CONQUER OR MASTER THE OCEAN BUT YOU CAN ENDURE IT. MOTHER NATURE IS AN UNFORGIVING MISTRESS, ALWAYS WITH ONE LAST TRICK UP HER SLEEVE FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.”
SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON