There are a lot of mini sailors that have various levels of sponsorship, and now I have joined that illustrious group. Sort of.
Spinlock has been kind enough to offer me a few clutches, to replace some of my old ones. Importantly, they’ve offered me some high-load clutches for the spinnaker guys. These ropes take the lateral load of the bowsprit. They are very highly loaded and because of the very poor angle, a tiny difference at the clutch can make a big difference at the pole end.
I already changed the lines over the winter, going from 8mm to 10 mm dyneema, in order to avoid stretch. Now I have new clutches to complete the package.