Learn how to select ropes like a professional rigger.
We explain the various materials and
rope constructions of modern ropes.
We will teach you all you need to know about a softshackle.
Are you up to the 1-minute challenge?
When does the workshop take place?
Part 1 - Monday February 6th at 19.00 (CEST)
Part 2 - Monday February 13th at 19.00 (CEST)
Who is your instructor?
founder of Premium Ropes.
My name is Jan-Willem Polman sailor and mechanical engineer specialised in synthetics technology. From 2008 to 2010 I sailed around the world with my wife and two young children. In the past 10 years I have spliced ropes for many yachts and I'm organising workshops and courses about splicing modern ropes. Especially for rope splicing I developed the D-Splicer needles that are widely used by sailors and riggers.
This online workshop rope splicing is very easy to follow. This is partly due to the setup used with multiple cameras. During the workshop, you will receive very useful tips. Your progress, and that of other participants, can be seen because photos are shared. This makes it very interactive and a lot of fun. Definitely a must for those who are beginners and advanced!
Marco Wildeboer, Mas Riba Bonaire
The webinars are hands-on and allow you to learn important splices within the course of a few hours. You'll you get instantaneous feedback on your own splices. A well-spent evening for any boat owner! Highly recommend!
Marie Schneider, (maritiem.ch)
After the webinars of Premium Ropes last spring, I had many new ideas for organizing things on deck. I learned how to splice. Which eliminated the need for those less attractive and weaker knots. Also I fastened my Low Friction Rings perfectly with continuous loops of Dyneema. This workshop is highly recommended. The pace and method of instruction is very nice!
Marco Faasse, Sailor
What are the possibilities if club events can no longer be organized due to the Coronavirus? The board of the X-Yachts Club Nederland went looking for digital events and ended up with Premium Ropes. Together we organized an interactive workshop. In these webinars members could learn how to splice modern ropes from home. After a short explanation of the various lines and their applications, we started splicing. Due to Jan-Willem’s patience, everyone eventually managed to make the splits and knots and proudly display them. In short, a fun and educational workshop, where we could also meet again (digitally).
X-Yachts Club, Nederland
with three different options
2 webinars (5 hours training in total)
Personal feedback from two professional riggers/trainers