Dyneema® Experience Team

February 11, 2011

You can help us to realize this dream. Read on to learn how…

is a gell spun synthetic fiber that combines high strength with increadible softness and lightness. Along with it’s chief competitor (Spectra) these Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibers have been the de-facto standard for all performance racing and for years. Used for sailmaking and running (sheets, halyards, control lines) rigging, the high strength lightweight, low creep, low stretch fibers provide outstanding performance. Recently riggers have been experimenting with UHMwPEs for standing (shrouds, stays, lifelines, etc) rigging as well.

Last month I found out that DSM Dyneema has undertaken a bold experiment. In an effort to draw social media attention to their product line they have offered to completely refit the on the 40 boats that gather the most social media support.

With our upcoming trip, one of the compromises we had to make was to continue to use the 5 year old running rigging (Spectra) that came with the boat. It all appears to be in serviceable shape, but will certainly need to be replaced before we complete our circumnavigation. If we can secure a spot on the Dyneema Experience 2011, this major expense will be eliminated rather than just deferred.

So here’s your chance to support Team Convivia as we prepare to realize our dream.

  1. Go to our profile
  2. Click on the red “Follow Me, Click Here” button
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Dyneema will send you an email with a special “activation” link. Click that and check our profile to make sure you are on our .
  5. Bask in our gratitude

This whole process takes less than a minute, please don’t put it off. The will be chosen in a few weeks (March 4th) so time is running out!

If you’ve got another minute go over to our friends profiles and support them. Remember, Dyneema is looking for social networkers. Let’s show them that we understand . These awesome folks could use your support too!

Cindy Wallach (of Zach Aboard)

Graeme & Janna Essary (of Motion of the Ocean fame)

Sarah & Michael Johnson (of s/v Wondertime)




  1. Comment by Joy

    Joy February 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I clicked over from Cindy’s blog and joined your team. Good luck!

    • Comment by admin

      admin February 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you Joy. Just checked out your blog, can’t wait to read more!

  2. Comment by Serena

    Serena February 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Signed up for your team. Good luck!

    • Comment by admin

      admin February 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm


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