This year Marlow Ropes are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the IOCA following their support at the GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials which took place early in May at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

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 also excited to be partnering with sponsors, xtremity.net and Marlow Ropes, and we are very grateful for their support of the Optimist class and Selection Trials 2018."

As sponsor, Marlow will be present at key events over the forthcoming IOCA calendar, on hand to run Rig-checks, Rope education and practical splicing workshops in order to share technical expertise as a practical partner for grass-roots sailing and working with coaches and sailors to ensure that the best lines are used for the right application.  The next date includes the National & Open Championships held on 4-10 August.

“Working with young sailors at the start of their sailing careers is important to us here at Marlow. Our work with sailors throughout international sailing teams is well known as a result of our official supplier status, in particular to the BST and USST teams. As the leading British rope manufacturer, it is important for us to share our knowledge and expertise gained over the last 200 years; and being able to work with young sailors and their families at the start of their sailing journeys is incredibly rewarding.” UK Leisure Marine Sales Manager, David Mossman 

Stay posted for further information regarding our rope education workshops and our work with IOCA at www.marlowropes.com  and www.optimist.org.uk

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