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Marlow Ropes Supports SoftBank Team Japan in America’s Cup 2017

MAY 2017

Marlow Ropes is a technical supplier to 35th America’s Cup challenger Softbank Team Japan – the first Japanese flagged challenger since 2000.

As a world leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance running rigging, Marlow worked with SoftBank Team Japan to develop the highly bespoke running rigging for the latest generation of foiling ACC (America’s Cup Class) yacht.

Paul Honess, leisure marine sales director, Marlow Ropes said: “Marlow is delighted to have supplied SoftBank Team Japan with its rope and running rigging needs for the 35th America’s Cup. “Projects with top racing teams like SoftBank Japan keep us at the cutting edge of rope and rigging innovation – helping to optimise high performance yachts. It has been a pleasure to work with professionals throughout the world’s sailing industry that share a passion for innovation and excellence.”

Shore Team Manager of SoftBank Team Japan, Tyson Lamond said: “Marlow is a world leader in rope technology and we are very pleased to have them onboard SoftBank Team Japan. Marlow’s expertise and technical knowledge is a great asset to our team.”

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Marlow Ropes is focused on the technical development of leisure marine ropes from dinghies to super yachts and particularly service high-speed sailing with its MGP (Marlow Grand Prix) range. Now the brand will again be featured at the heart of the most spectacular sailing competition in the world.

SoftBank Team Japan, supported by SoftBank Corp. and Kansai Yacht Club, is the Japanese Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup and is seeking to make history by becoming the first Japanese team to win the America’s Cup.