Marlow Ropes, the world’s leading leisure marine rope manufacturer, is pleased to announce its official supplier partnership with 2018 Golden Globe Race skipper, Susie Goodall – the only female competitor and also one of the youngest.
Susie Goodall’s Rustler 36 boat, ‘Starlight’, has been entirely rigged by the leading British rope manufacturer. The rigging has been custom made at Marlow’s factory in the UK using the same materials as those used by the winner of the first Golden Globe Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, in 1968.
Marlow produced the replica ropes and rigging using only polyester, instead of modern Dyneema and Vectran fibres that are the usual rope of choice for offshore races such as this.
Paul Honess, Leisure Marine Sales Director, of Marlow Ropes said: “Marlow Rope has been used many, many times on boats circumnavigating the globe, including the current Clipper Round The World Race, The Vendee Globe, Velux 5 Oceans and previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race so has a pedigree in this area. Circumnavigating the globe solo and non-stop using the same equipment that was available in 1968 is an immense challenge and we wish Susie a safe and speedy voyage.“
Marlow Ropes is a leader in the technical development of leisure marine ropes from dinghies to super yachts and particularly service the sailing elite with its Marlow Grand Prix (MGP) range. Marlow designs and produces customised ropes and rigging for any number of applications including being the official supplier to the British Sailing Team, the US Sailing Team, and Clipper Round The World Race. The race starts July 1, and is a 48,000km non-stop circumnavigation of the world’s oceans without any outside assistance.