Newport, Rhode Island, / Plymouth, Massachusetts USA (October 8, 2019)
Marlow will be supplying 11th Hour Racing with high performing lines from the Marlow Grand Prix custom-made series, ensuring the highest quality and durability within sailing, as well as the new Blue Ocean Dockline from recycled materials, working together with the team to minimize waste by providing lengths that are exact to their boat’s specification and needs.
“Having Marlow running rigging gives our team total confidence knowing that we are working with the highest quality product made by the best in the business, who are industry leaders in introducing the latest sustainable products made from recycled materials,” said Mark Towill, 11th Hour Racing Team.
The team has already been using Marlow ropes during the team’s podium finish at the Azimut Challenge last month and will be in action again with Marlow on-board for the Transat Jacques Vabre in late October in Le Havre, France.
“Marlow Ropes are delighted to be partnering with the 11th Hour Racing Team on their 2021-22 The Ocean Race campaign,” said Marlow U.S. Manager Forrest Williams. “A key part of the team’s mission is to highlight ocean health and sustainability, and partnering with an elite team like 11th Hour Racing to support these goals is extremely important to us here at Marlow.”
Marlow has introduced the team to the new “Blue Ocean Dockline,” Marlow’s new pioneering mooring line made of 100% recycled waste from plastic bottles. This ground-breaking rope product highlights the need for sailors to rig responsibly and will be supplied to 11th Hour Racing Team along with the MGP Series throughout its campaign.
Marlow’s history in world-class British rope manufacturing dates back over 200 years, and has earned its reputation as the world-leading manufacturer of high performance rope. With its Official Supplier status with 11th Hour Racing Team, the premier sailing rope brand will now be prominently featured in the world’s toughest round-the-world crewed race, starting in Alicante, Spain in Fall 2021.
About 11th Hour Racing Team
11th Hour Racing Team was formed in September 2019 and is led by American offshore sailors Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. Supported by title sponsor 11th Hour Racing, the team’s mission is to win The Ocean Race 2021-22 with sustainability at the core of all operations, inspiring positive action among sailing and coastal communities, and global sports fans to create long-lasting change for ocean health. Towill and Enright, who have competed in the two previous editions of The Ocean Race are currently training out of Port-La-Forêt in Brittany, France.