Samson Announces Sponsorship of Crossfire Racing – Heavy Lift News
29 Mar 2018

Samson Announces Sponsorship of Crossfire Racing

Ferndale, WA – March 28, 2018 –

Samson, worldwide leader in high-performance rope with over 100 years of experience in the recreational marine market, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Crossfire Racing.     

Samson is thrilled to be partnering with this elite team of committed sailors, working to help power them through a successful racing season. Gavin McWilliams, Samson Marketing Strategy Manager is pleased to begin this partnership, saying: “We are very excited about being able to work with Crossfire, with plans to develop a great relationship. Samson and Crossfire hold similar values: pushing ourselves to be the very best at what we do.”  

The Crossfire Racing team is set for a spectacular racing season in 2018, which began in Duwamish Head in January, with the team placing in second.  Nigel Barron, Crossfire Racing’s Boat Captain, said “Speaking on behalf of the entire Crossfire Racing team, we’re very excited about the sponsorship with Samson.  Together, we continue to develop both the boat and the goals of our sailing program over the coming year.” To view Crossfire’s 2018 schedule, please visit

Crossfire Racing is a Corinthian yacht racing program focused on competing at the highest levels in the sport while maintaining a commitment to sportsmanship and community development. The boat is a Reichel-Pugh designed and McConaghy built custom race boat from Seattle, sailing under the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club burgee. The crew is a dedicated team of experienced sailors based in the Northwest, with a combined total experience of over 300 years sailing. SOURCE: Samson

About Samson:

For 140 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance synthetic ropes. Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions, producing ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson serves a diverse customer base, including: commercial marine; energy; industrial; and specialty markets. For more about Samson, visit Samson is part of Wind River Holdings® portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings® visit

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