Sailboat Racing

True-Guard® cables combine cable-like properties with the benefits of synthetic rigging.  A True-Guard® cable used as a backstay exemplifies the transformation of synthetic fiber rigging into a lightweight, aerodynamic cable with reduced diameter.  True-Guard® cables made with a core of HMPE fibers were installed as backstays on a racing sailboat competing in international events and finishing on the podium.

The racing team reported features of the True-Guard® cable backstays including:

  • Low elongation
  • Smooth profile
  • Lightweight
  • Easy installation
  • Outstanding chafe resistance
  • UV protection

In the Field: Racing