Marlow sponsor International Optimist Class Association

Following its support at the GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials earlier this month, Marlow Ropes announces its sponsorship of the International Optimist Class Association (IOCA).

As a practical partner for grass-roots sailing, Marlow will share it technical expertise and work with coaches and sailors to ensure that the best lines are used for the application. At the key events in the IOCA calendar Marlow will provide rig-checks, rope education and practical splicing workshops.

Emma Donovan at Marlow Ropes said: “It is important to share our expert rope and rigging knowledge gained over the last 200 years. It is also incredibly rewarding to work with young sailors and their families at the start of their sailing journey. This IOCA sponsorship will further facilitate our engagement and knowledge sharing with young budding sailors.”

Sharon Davidson-Guild, Chair of IOCA UK, said: “Selection Trials is a nerve-racking but exciting event to attend and team places are highly competitive. This year, we are excited to be partnering with sponsors, and Marlow Ropes. We are very grateful for their support of the Optimist class and Selection Trials 2018.”

For further information on Marlow Ropes’ education workshops and its work with IOCA visit: and The National & Open Championships will take place from the 4 – 10 August.

Marlow Ropes is also the official supplier to both the British and US sailing teams.

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