Yachts & Yachting Racing Performance Award
January 13, 2017 | posted by Jon Mitchell
Olympic winner Giles Scott scoops Racing Performance of the Year Award
Olympic gold medal winner Giles Scott has won the Racing Performance of the Year Award, sponsored by Marlow Ropes, at the prestigious Yachts & Yachting Awards.
Scott was recognised at the magazine’s awards last night, held at the London Boat Show, for scooping Gold at the Rio Olympics in the Finn class in 2016.
His victory meant that Great Britain has now won the Finn at the last five Olympics, a run that started with Iain Percy in Sydney in 2000 and continued with Sir Ben Ainslie’s back-to-back wins at Athens, Beijing and London.
And, of course, his boat was rigged by Marlow Ropes.
Other performances nominated in the category were:
- Commanche’s transatlantic record (rigged with Marlow)
- Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, 2016 Rio Olympics (rigged with Marlow)
- Phaedo 3 RTIT Record (rigged with Marlow)
- Team Aparito, Three Peaks Yacht Race
Marlow Ropes, the globally-renowned manufacturer of high quality leisure marine ropes, has a trusted reputation in the sailing world thanks to innovative manufacturing techniques, trusted customer service and the outstanding reputation of the performance and reliability of our products.
The company, which was also unveiled as the latest sponsor of the prestigious Clipper Race at the London Boat Show, has also been the official technical supplier to Team Land Rover BAR since 2014 and that partnership continues into the 35th America’s Cup. It is also the official partners to the British and French Sailing Teams.
Commenting on Scott’s success, Paul Honess, Marlow ‘s Sales Director, said: “Marlow Ropes is at the cutting edge of sailing performance, thanks to our long history of innovation, production excellence and most importantly our passion for sailing.
“Giles’ performance in the Finn class in Rio confirmed Great Britain’s dominance in the class and he richly deserves his accolade in the Yacht & Yachting awards. We hope he continues excelling in his sport with the help of Marlow Ropes.”
Launched in 1947, Yachts & Yachting magazine is recognised the world over as essential reading for anyone with a passion for competitive sailing.