May 28, 2014
The latest sponsorship agreements made by Bremen-based high-tech rope manufacturer Gleistein Ropes ensure two prestigious sailing teams now benefit from high performance running rigging from Gleistein. With immediate effect, Gleistein Ropes is the Official Rope Supplier to both Alex Thomson Racing onboard HUGO BOSS as well as to the Neutrogena Sailing Team. Each sponsorship deal with Gleistein runs until the end of 2016. An explicit focus lies in the delivery of particularly durable rigging to ensure utmost reliability. The teams will be vying for honours in various offshore regattas throughout the sponsorship period with Alex Thomson Racing already signed up for the legendary Vendée Globe race in 2016. Among the racing highlights before then is the participation of both teams in the third edition of the renowned double-handed, non-stop around-the-world Barcelona World Race, starting 31 December 2014, which is also widely recognised as being among the most thrilling and challenging tests of endurance for the crews, vessels and ropes.