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Marlow Ropes launch new Marlow Rope-Show at Southampton Boat Show 2018

by Emma Donovan, Marlow Ropes 10 Sep 2018 07:30 UTC 15 & 18 September 2018
Marlow Rope-Show Education Workshops at the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships © Marlow Ropes

This Southampton Boat Show, Marlow Ropes are delighted to be launching their new education initiative to Sailors and boat owners throughout the UK.

The new Marlow Ropes Rope-Show will tour the UK at sailing and yacht club venues, to share everything a sailor needs to know about rope to help make informed decisions about rope management, maximising performance, splicing and ropecare tips. The interactive tour will begin at Hayling island on Wednesday 10th October and finish at Cowes Week 2019. The 2018-19 tour will see Rope Shows hosted at:

  • Hayling Island Yacht Club – 10th October
  • Poole Yacht Club – 21st November
  • Welsh Harp & Wembley Sailing Club – 5th December
  • Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club – 30th January
  • Royal Ocean Racing Club – 13th February
  • Mylor Yacht Club – 20th March
  • Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club – 10th April
  • Dabchicks Sailing Club – 8th May
  • Lymington Town Sailing Club – 28th June
  • Warsash Sailing Club – 10th July
  • Cowes Week Event – August

Leisure Marine Sales Director Paul Honess comments:
"As world leaders in rope manufacturing for the Leisure Marine industry we take our position seriously and our products even more so, we have previously delivered small scale rope & splicing workshops on an adhoc basis for a while now and have done presentations in front of grass roots sailing clubs through to the elite racing teams.

Due to popular demand we are launching the Rope Show to share this technical knowledge with the wider sailing community. The response we've had from releasing our first year of dates has been fantastic, it has been really encouraging to see sailing clubs joining forces to share their passion and knowledge; and in doing so, helping to bring the sailing community together to make it a stronger industry as a whole. We are looking forward to getting on the road and meeting everybody in the upcoming months."

To celebrate the launch of the Rope-Show, Marlow's Leisure Marine UK Sales Manager and rope expert David Mossman, will be offering an insight into some of the Rope-Show content with a guest speaker slot on the Festival Stage on Saturday 15th and Wednesday 18th at 1pm-1.45pm. Marlow will also be running splicing tutorials at their J300 stand in the Ocean Hall daily at 2pm and 5.30pm and will be joined by members of the British Sailing Team.

To find out more about the Marlow Rope-Show and where you can book a must-see place, visit stand J300 to pick up a calendar, or visit

Marlow Ropes is the competitive sailor's brand of choice, proudly manufactured in Hailsham, East Sussex. It is the official partner to the USA and UK sailing teams, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, TFW Foiling Week and The Offshore Academy amongst others.

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