Marlow Ropes Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance cordage, has signed on with 11th Hour Racing Team as Official Supplier for the team’s campaign focused on the next edition of The Ocean Race in 2021-2022.
Marlow will be supplying 11th Hour Racing with high performing lines from the Marlow Grand Prix custom-made series, ensuring the highest quality and durability within sailing.
It has also introduced the team to the new Blue Ocean Dockline, pioneering mooring line made of 100% recycled waste from plastic bottles. Working together with the team to minimise waste by providing lengths that are exact to their boat’s specification and needs, this ground-breaking rope product highlights the need for sailors to rig responsibly.
“Having Marlow running rigging gives our team total confidence knowing that we are working with the highest quality product made by the best in the business, who are industry leaders in introducing the latest sustainable products made from recycled materials,” said Mark Towill, 11th Hour Racing Team.
The team has already been using Marlow ropes during the team’s podium finish at the Azimut Challenge last month and will be in action again with Marlow on-board for the Transat Jacques Vabre in late October in Le Havre, France.
“Marlow Ropes is delighted to be partnering with the 11th Hour Racing Team on their 2021-22 The Ocean Race campaign,” said Marlow U.S. Manager, Forrest Williams. “A key part of the team’s mission is to highlight ocean health and sustainability, and partnering with an elite team like 11th Hour Racing to support these goals is extremely important to us here at Marlow.”