Friday, 11/08/2013 1:00 am

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(PLYMOUTH, MA) – British manufacturer Marlow Ropes and the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America have announced a partnership through the 2015 college sailing season whereby Marlow will become the Official Rope of College Sailing and will be presenting sponsor of the newly named Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Award. Each spring, this award will recognize the top performer in intercollegiate sailing for the previous fall and spring seasons. The 2013 recipient was College of Charleston’s Juan Maegli.

ICSA is a well-trodden pathway to greatness in competitive sailing, whether it is the Olympics, the international Grand Prix circuit, or events like the Volvo or America’s Cup which require focus and extended campaigning skills. These are the specific markets in which Marlow stands apart from their competitors, and the relationship is therefore seen as a natural fit.

Marlow is a performance rope manufacturer based in Great Britain and is a leader in the worldwide Grand Prix and elite sailing markets. With the best research and development in the industry Marlow is constantly innovating, and make highly specialized products, from Optimist sail ties to Superyacht runners. These products can be viewed online at or our US office, in Massachusetts, can be reached at +1 (508) 830-0444.

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit to learn more. ICSA is sponsored by Marlow Ropes (, Sperry Top-Sider (, LaserPerformance (, Annapolis Performance Sailing ( and Gill North America (, Quantum Sail Design Group (, and US SAILING (

Forrest Williams
Sales and Marketing Manager USA
Mitch Brindley
President, ICSA

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