The Famous Project


Marlow Ropes, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance yacht racing rope and cordage, is pleased to announce a new Technical Partnership to the MOD 70 Limosa, and the Ultime, Idec Sport.  ‘The Famous Project’, led by Skipper Alexia Barrier, is preparing for the Jules Verne Trophy in 2025, with an all-female crew onboard their Maxi-trimaran.  The legendary non-stop record, an unassisted circumnavigation of the planet, has not been attempted by an all-female crew since Tracy Edwards Royal Sun Alliance team, some 25 years ago.

Marlow Ropes will be providing The Famous Project with Marlow Grand Prix rigging.  The company’s high-performance ropes are known for their exceptional durability, reliability, and performance under pressure, making them ideal for the demands of this impressive challenge. For this adventure, Alexia will lead an incredible team of female sailors who are being selected currently.  Alexia’s co-skipper for the Jules Verne will be Dee Caffari.

In addition to providing equipment, Marlow Ropes will also be working with The Famous Project to raise awareness of their charity and their mission, which includes making the world’s women Famous, inspiring and sharing with children and protecting our planet.

“We are delighted to be partnering with The Famous Project,” said Marlow Ropes Leisure Marine Director, Paul Honess. “This team embodies the spirit of adventure and the desire to make a difference that we admire at Marlow Ropes. We are proud to be supporting them on their journey and we wish them all the best in the forthcoming Middle Sea Race, their first offshore race.”

“We are thrilled to have Marlow Ropes as a technical partner. Our project is a sporting, human, technical and technological one, and it is essential to surround ourselves with the best to succeed” said The Famous Project skipper.

Marlow Ropes has a long history of supporting yacht racing at all levels. The company is a partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and has provided ropes to many other successful racing teams, including the Volvo Ocean Race and the America’s Cup. Marlow Ropes is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance ropes and cordage. The company was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Hailsham, Sussex, England. Marlow Ropes produces a wide range of ropes for a variety of high-performance applications, including yacht racing and industrial use. The company’s ropes are known for their durability, reliability, and performance under pressure.