Pictured: US Sailing Team athletes will benefit from Marlow’s innovative products on racecourses around the world. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2017
Portsmouth, R.I. – The US Sailing Team today announced a partnership with Marlow Ropes, a world leader in the development and manufacture of performance yachting rope. Effective immediately, Marlow will be the official rope supplier of the US Sailing Team and US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) through 2020.
“Marlow is one of the most trusted names in our sport, and as any sailor knows, having strong, dependable and customized line solutions onboard your boat is a key factor in any successful racing program,” said two-time Olympic Champion Malcolm Page (Newport, R.I.), Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “We look forward to working with Marlow to provide U.S. national team and development athletes with the best line products in the world.”
Marlow’s roots in competitive sailing run deep, with the company being recognized as the first brand to manufacture synthetic fibre ropes specifically designed for the yachting industry in 1957. Currently, Marlow supplies many Grand Prix programs through their technical rigger partner program, and also numerous national teams and organizations including Team GBR and College Sailing’s ICSA. Marlow’s Excel range of high performance dinghy products is a continuous evolution based upon feedback from our athlete partners at the vanguard of the sport.
“We at Marlow are proud to partner with the US Sailing Team to supply our country’s athletes with the most advanced textile rigging solutions possible,” said Sam Vineyard, Marlow’s Yachting Sales Manager. “It gives us great pride to help ensure that the equipment American athletes are using is on equal footing with the best in the world.”
About Marlow Ropes
Marlow Ropes manufactures industry-leading ropes for a wide range of industries including Leisure Marine, Fire/Rescue, Vehicle Recovery, Film/Theater, Arborculture and Space Exploration. Whilst available on six continents and in dozens of countries, Marlow is manufactured proudly in the UK, on the same site where rope has been made for over 200 years. To find out more about the markets Marlow Ropes services, or about our products (including where to purchase), please visit the new www.marlowropes.com.
About the US Sailing Team
The US Sailing Team is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org/olympics
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org
Contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager, US Sailing
Phone: +1 978 697 2384 (USA)