Marlow Ropes appointed Official Supplier to Ben Ainslie Racing Team


Marlow Ropes Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance running rigging to the worldwide leisure marine market, is proud to announce its appointment as Official Rope Supplier to the BAR Team for the 35th America’s Cup cycle.

This partnership covers the exclusive supply of running rigging to the BAR Team for the AC World Series starting next year through to the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.

Paul Honess, Leisure Marine Sales Director at Marlow Ropes commented, “Marlow are very excited to partner with the BAR Team, as we share the mutual ambition to bring the Americas Cup to the UK.  BAR are putting together a serious challenge and we hope that our track record and experience in Grand Prix rigging will help them achieve that goal.  As a British manufacturer, we are also very proud to be supporting Sir Ben Ainslie during the next stage of his stellar career, having worked with him through the RYA British Sailing team for many years in Olympic sailing.”

James Stagg, BAR Shore Team Manager commented, “It’s great to be working with Marlow Ropes, their range of running rigging is a perfect match for our varying requirements.

“As we go through the next three years of racing in the World Series and the America’s Cup we will work closely together to develop specialised products, tailored for BAR’s needs – and we’re particularly happy to be once again partnering with a local UK manufacturer.”

Notes: Marlow Ropes Ltd, is a British manufacturer of rope and cordage based in East Sussex, UK. Marlow’s worldwide network of distributers and Grand Prix Rigging Partners means their leisure marine product portfolio is available in all major sailing locations around the world.

As well as their extensive range of Grand Prix racing, cruising and dinghy products, Marlow also manufacture specialist rope products for the Safety, Arboriculture, Automotive, Commercial Marine and Defence industries.

Its wet and windy, Brgggggh

Well it is very encouraging to see how many yachtsmen and people in the yachting industry are protecting there boats this winter. we have had a surge of orders and bizzarley most of them have come from our surroundings, Southampton, South Coast and the solent. Is there a weather system we are not aware of arriving? or are these people so keen about their sailing yachts and power boats that they just wish for them to remaian in tip top condition. Marlow ropes are keeping them safe.


Well done all and thank you for your business

The winter weather is arriving in the UK

So here on the south coast we had our first frost this morning. I hope that all ropes and running rigging have been properly cleaned and protected, if you require instruction for the proper maintenance of your marlow ropes please visit or where you can find much usefull information. Look after your ropes and running rigging and it will look after you.

Marlow appoint new distributor for Australia

We are proud to announce that we have added a new distributor to our global network – Harken Australia Pty Ltd.

Sydney-based Harken Australia Pty Ltd provides Technical support, supply and distribution to the Australian leisure marine industry. The company already handles product ranges from leading marine deck hardware manufacturers, including Harken, Spinlock, Edson Steering and McLube, making them ideal partners for Marlow Ropes Ltd and its range of products.

Paul Honess, Sales Director for Marlow Ropes Ltd commented, “We are delighted to be working with Harken Australia PTY Ltd, who are ideally placed to service a market in which they are already well established. Harken Australia Managing Director, Grant Pellew, has been working in the industry for many years and is running a very professional company that is well respected throughout the Australian marine industry. Harken Australia Pty Ltd is considered as the number one supplier for deck hardware to the aftermarket. We look forward to working with them.”

Harken Australia Pty Ltd is able to offer complete stocking solutions from Marlow Ropes Ltd for both chandleries and riggers. The new partnership means we, Marlow Ropes continues to develop their global reach to customers in Australia.


For further information please contact:

Marlow Ropes Ltd, Ropemaker Park, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, BN23 5BH, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0)1323 444444. Fax: +44 (0)1323 444455

Email: [email protected]


Contact details for Harken Australia PTY LTD:

1B Green Street, Brookvale, NSW 2100, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 8978 8666. Fax: +61 2 8978 8667.

Email: [email protected]


Marlow Ropes Official Supplier of The British Racing Team, follow the progress and practice of Team FletcherSIgn…

That pretty much sums out how we got on at the 2014 ISAF World Championships, but there is a story with it…
It was a difficult start to the week for us; after just 3 races we had picked up a UFD (over the line disqualification) and also failed to finish another race after breaking 2 tiller extensions within about 40 secs of one another. When that second tiller broke, we both knew at that point it was the end of our hopes of not just winning or medalling at the worlds but simply gold fleet. It was quite hard at that point to get motivated again to get back on the water and carry on racing. But we did not want to just give up, so we kept fighting.
The next race we got it wrong again, this time someone crashed into us at the top mark. We got rafted up and were then back in last. Things really were not going our way but again we had a chat, waited on the water for the wind to play ball before getting one last race in the qualifying series.
At last we got our acts together, started well, raced well, went fast and pulled in a 2nd. We had quite the score card at that point, UFD,20,DNF,33,2… Safe to say letters are not ideal.
Bronze fleet. To race or not to race was the question. We have seen this happen to top teams before and most of the time they just go home. After a long chat, we decided we wanted to go and race, learn what we could and also go out to enjoy racing. After a hard 4 days we were not exactly having the best fun, but we were not alone.
We set ourselves a target to win every race, which is quite a big goal even in bronze fleet. We were not the only casualty of a tricky qualifying series, so we were joined by some of our friends that were also normally in gold fleet. As it turned out bronze fleet got the best of the conditions, with some awesome racing in the harbour just in front of a packed grandstand. Over the next 7 races we won 6, only coming 2nd in the other. Not quite achieving our goal, but quite good and we had a good time, sailing well together. It was much nicer racing, away from the shore, in our own world, striving towards a gold medal no matter what was thrown at us.
There is no doubt we made some big errors, which we must learn from to come back stronger and compete once again at the top. We have a solid plan in place with our coach and after what was and potentially still was our best year medalling at the Europeans, Test event, Palma World cup and winning the Delta Lloyd Regatta. But its not over yet! We still have 3 regattas left to go; 2 in Rio including the South American’s and Intergalactic’s followed by the World Cup sailing Final in Abu Dhabi.
Right now we are chilling out, having a little holiday before getting back into training on friday.

BLOODHOUND SSC – 1000mph Car!


Marlow are proud to be one of the product sponsors working to develop the special ropes required to safely slow the car down with the braking parachutes. Everything about this project is extreme engineering and it’s inspiring to be a part of it. As Andrew Green (the driver) said “getting to 1000 mph is optional, slowing down afterwards is compulsory!”