Ronstan has always been associated with high performance. The International 5O5 has long set the standard for high-performance dinghy racing.
Ronstan naturally gravitated to the 5O5 class and vice versa with a mutually beneficial relationship evolving over the years.
Organizers are pleased to announce that Ronstan will serve as official sailing hardware supplier for the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship, being held Sept. 20-29 off Annapolis. Ronstan is the United States distributor of FSE Robline, which has agreed to become official cordage provider for the regatta.
Ronstan and FSE Robline will be on-site throughout the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship, with goods on display, discounts on select products and items to give away.
“We are very happy to welcome Ronstan and FSE Robline as official suppliers of hardware and cordage to the SAP 5O5 World Championship in Annapolis. 5O5 sailors and Ronstan have a shared passion for high performance sailing and for improving the efficiency of sailing equipment,” regatta chairman Jesse Falsone said. “Just like 5O5 sailors, Ronstan sweats the details in everything they make because they know attention to detail is what wins championships.”
Ronstan products have become the sailing equipment of choice for high-performance racing dinghy classes such as the International 5O5, International Moth and others as well as high- profile offshore racing programs.
“Ronstan has been a big supporter of high performance sailing in general and the 5O5 class in particular for years,” said Territory Manager Ben Moon, who services the southern United States, Mid-Atlantic Region, Caribbean and South America. “I’ve personally been involved with 5O5 class and have gotten to know the class and its players quite well. We are proud to be aligned woith a serious racing class such as the 5O5. Ronstan is committed to making hardware that gives competing sailors the best experience.”
Ronstan is a sponsor of Mike Martin and Adam Lowery, the reigning International 5O5 class world champions. Martin and Lowery are among many top teams competing in the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship, which will be held on the Chesapeake Bay. At press time, the prestigious regatta had attracted 88 entries representing 12 different countries.
“It’s no surprise that the current World Champions Mike Martin and Adam Lowery have a boat completely kitted with Ronstan and FSE,” Falsone said. “Ronstan is an important supplier because the company recognizes the status of the 5O5 as the best double-handed high- performance dinghy in the world and the cash influence 5O5 sailors have had on molding the marine hardware marketplace.”
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative sailboat hardware, rigging components, sailing wear and accessories. Ronstan offers a full range of yacht and dinghy products, including blocks, sheaves, travellers, furlers, rope cleats, stainless steel fittings, winches and more.
Ronstan is proud to be the U.S. supplier of FSE Robline, an Austrian-based company with more than 200 years of experience as a manufacturer of ropes. FSE Robline’s cordage sets the standard for performance on the water for both racing and cruising sailors.
Ronstan and FSE Robline products will also be available locally during the regatta from Annapolis Performance Sailing, which is located within walking distance of the 2017 SAP 505 World Championship venue.