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Running Rigging

Running rigging of a sailing vessel is used for raising, lowering, shaping and controlling the sails, as opposed to the standing rigging, which supports the mast. We supply a comprehensive range of ropes from Gleistein, which have almost 200 years of experience, covering the spectrum of running rigging from cruising, mooring and racing. Our experts calculate the load to recommend the appropriate product.


Our rigging team produce all types of splices in house for your specific application. Some in-mast furling systems require an endless splice for flawless operation. A knot reduces the breaking load of a line by up to 50%. A splice reduces the breaking load by 5%, maintaining 95% of the breaking load.


The halyard hoists the sail, and if on a furling unit, it stays there for the season. It is important that the halyard does not stretch, as this offers consistent sail shape. We recommend one of the aft halyards is extra long for a MOB situation.


The sheet on a sail controls the angle of the sail to the wind. Malleability of the material is crucial when working on the winches.


The length of bow and stern lines should equal two-thirds of your boat's overall length. Spring lines should be approximately the same length as your boat. Your mooring line should have 3mm of diameter for every 3m of boat with a minimum size of 10mm.

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