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    Running Rigging Configurator

    Gottifredi Maffioli Running rigging


    We are pleased to announce our Custom Splicing, running rigging service at upffront.com. We have created a configurator to allow you to build and order finished sheets and halyards online. We have started with a small range of Gottifredi Maffioli lines but, if you like it, we hope to expand this range in the future. The lines are built by hand-picked, high quality rigging partners from around the world.

    Improve Your Sailing Performance – 3 Simple, Cost Effective Upgrades

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    At upffront.com we are passionate about performance sailing hardware and rigging. However, that doesn’t mean we are all about racing. It means we believe in modern materials and technology to deliver lighter, stronger products which can benefit all types of sailing boats from club racers to the smallest coastal cruising day-boats.

    FSE Robline Rope for Sale

    FSE Robline Rope for Sale

    Image Credit: All images are credit courtesy of Robline

    As active and enthusiastic professional sailors, FSE Robline pride themselves on creating ‘world class yachting ropes’. Designed with both cruising sailors and regatta sailors in mind, FSE are a global brand with a focus on innovative materials and designs. Upffront.com are very pleased to now have FSE Robline rope for sale on our website.

    Armare Ropes: Local Ropemaker to America's Cup Supplier

    Armare Ropes for Sale - Giuseppe FincoGiuseppe Finco - Image Credit © Armare Ropes

    Despite being a small, family-run business, Armare Ropes are operating at the top of their game.

    Boasting five generations of knowledge, the traditional ropemaker has earned its place as a leading specialist, and is now proud to be the official Emirates Team New Zealand rope supplier.

    Robline Rope: Cruising Ranges Explained

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    Image credits: Robline

    The success of Robline as an international rope brand is based on decades of expertise in manufacturing fibre ropes, the experience of professional sailors in the company, and the intensive collaboration with Olympic gold medalists and regatta-winning sailors.

    What makes Gottifredi Maffioli Superswift rope so super?

    Superswift boat rope

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    Superswift, from leading rope makers Gottifredi Maffioli, is a favorite among performance dinghy sailors and big boat sailors alike. When you take a closer look at the features of this versatile rope, it’s not difficult to see why...

    Composite Backstays: Your Quick Fix for Maximum Performance


    Composite Backstays on Scandinavia 35 © Ronstan

    Image Credit: Ronstan

    Previously on our blog, we introduced our range of new Kohlhoff composite backstays, manufactured from Gottifredi Maffioli’s lightweight – but incredibly strong – Ultrawire.

    Dyneema® Braided Cover: The Latest Addition to Your Tool Kit


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    Dyneema® is the strongest fibre in the world. 10 times stronger than steel, and 7 to 10 times lighter than a steel wire of equivalent size, Dyneema® is one of the most durable and sought-after materials on the sailing market.

    Lash Thimbles – What are they, and how do I use them?


    Rope Thimble CC Kohlhoff
     
    Lash thimble, ferrule, rope thimble, bobbin or low friction ring…
    Whatever you call them, there’s no denying they are the perfect (low cost!) solution for a multitude of applications.

    How do I rig the bobstay on my Trogear bowsprit?


     
     


    Trogear Bowsprit Bobstay Rigging

     

    The popularity of flying a code zero or asymmetric sail increased tenfold in 2018, with the trend set to soar in 2019 as more and more sailors take advantage of these high performance sails.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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