May 3, 2017

Olympic medal-winning partnership continues between Gleistein Ropes and the Danish Sailing Association

Fruits of cooperation – the extraordinarily durable RunnerTwin Olympic line – now also taken up in the regular Gleistein Ropes range

After several successful years that were capped off with a two Olympic medals in Rio 2016, the winning cooperation between Gleistein Ropes and the Danish Sailing Association will continue – and has been extended to 2021. The initial partnership, which was officially announced in early 2014 at boot Düsseldorf, resulted in the development of an ultra-durable line suitable for deployment as a sheet and halyard. Gleistein’s premium partner in Denmark, Riggerne, was also involved in the development process of the new RunnerTwin Olympic line. Made with a core of Dyneema® SK78 and a triple fibre cover, RunnerTwin Olympic ensures maximum control and the best possible grip in cleats while also delivering extremely long service life – especially for small, fast keel yachts. All Danish Olympic boats in Rio 2016 competed with these innovative lines and none required replacement, allowing more time on the water for training and competition. With two bronze medals at Rio, the results speak for themselves. From the beginning of the 2017 season, RunnerTwin Olympic is now also available in the general Gleistein Ropes range. With the extension of the partnership with the Danish Sailing Association, Gleistein looks forward to even greater joint successes and the development of more high-tech solutions to deliver an ongoing decisive edge in competition.      

Read the entire press release here.