Ropes are an integral part of your boat, and understanding the advances in today’s rope technology will help you to make more informed choices regarding when and where to use what rope. Topics covered will include; the different types of rope available today, pro’s and con’s of using various ropes, differing applications, and how to properly inspect your line to insure proper performance. A quick splicing demo will also be done.
Joel (25) has 10 000 miles of offshore experience; having competed in the iconic Fastnet, as well as the Caribbean 600 aboard a Farr 60. Since September of 2015, he has been a team member of Canadian Ocean Racing, a syndicate that is aiming to compete in the 2020 Vendee Globe. He sails locally in the Farr 30 fleet. Joel has worked for Pro Tech since January of 2016, and has a degree in Materials Engineering.