Sussex Company Is Official Supplier to Prestigious America’s Cup


Sussex manufacturer, Marlow Ropes is delighted to be the official supplier to the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. As the oldest trophy in international sport, the America’s Cup is one the most prestigious sailing events in the world.

The British challenger, INEOS Team UK, is led by Sir Ben Ainslie with Marlow Ropes, in Hailsham, working with the technical team to develop bespoke, sustainable rigging solutions to race the latest generation of America’s Cup Class boats.

Paul Honess of Marlow Ropes, said: “We are proud to be the official supplier to INEOS Team UK. Over the years, our collaboration with America’s Cup teams has contributed to the development of the Marlow Grand Prix range that is used on the wider race boat. Developing sustainable products and bespoke rigging solutions that are tested on some of the most demanding systems found on yachts today is crucial to Marlow’s future product innovation.”

Chris Noble, INEOS Team UK rigger, said: “It was an easy decision to partner with Marlow Ropes in our challenge to win the 36th Americas Cup.  As a world leading rope manufacturer the quality of Marlow’s standard product and development capabilities allows us to work together to fully optimise the rigging on all our platforms.”

Marlow’s history in Hailsham in world class rope manufacturing dates back over 200 years, and has earned its reputation as the world-leading manufacturer of high performance rope. Now the premier sailing rope brand will again be featured in the heart of the most spectacular sailing competition in the world.



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