SailGP: INSPIRE PROGRAMME LEAVES LASTING LEGACY
January 25, 2022 | posted by Jon Mitchell
Marlow Ropes, one of the SailGP Inspire partners have been working to refurbish boats for two local sailing clubs in and around the Sydney area.
Through the event, SailGP Inspire and its partners were able to instil a legacy for the future of young local sailors, leaving lasting impact for three local sailing clubs in Sydney. This included the refurbishment of boats for Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Sailing Club and Gosford Sailing Club, and the donation of essential items to Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club, following a devastating clubhouse fire. The Inspire RS Feva class racing programme in Sydney saw 16 youth showcase their skills on Sydney Harbour during the SailGP event weekend, hosted through the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Sailing Club and Gosford Sailing Club – home club to Australia’s own Tom Slingsby.
Understanding the value these boats present for young sailors, and as a show of gratitude, SailGP Inspire, along with its partners – Marlow Ropes, Doyle Sails, and RS Sailing –refurbished the entire RS Feva fleet. New ropes, eight sets of sails and spinnakers, along with rudders and tiller extensions to replace damaged ones, were provided to both Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Gosford sailing clubs.
Being involved in the SailGP Inspire Programme is a highlight for Marlow as part of this relationship and educating and engaging with youth sailors and sharing our technical knowledge is a big part of our ethos and something we are proud to be able to support.
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