You can help us to realize this dream. Read on to learn how…
Dyneema 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 cruising 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 running rigging 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 Team 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.
- Go to our profile
- Click on the red “Follow Me, Click Here” button
- Fill out the form.
- Dyneema will send you an email with a special “activation” link. Click that and check our profile to make sure you are on our crew.
- Bask in our gratitude
This whole process takes less than a minute, please don’t put it off. The winners 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 community. These awesome folks could use your support too!