sheet cordage / single braid / for racing sailboats / polyester core
for racing sailboats
Ph.D. is different than any rope you've used or seen before. It feels like fuzzy polyester but performs like 100% Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). Ph.D. securely grips in your hands and on winch surfaces to give you safe and deliberate handling, yet it glides through blocks like a dream, with virtually no stretch.
"Ph.D. is light and grippy, perfect for the mainsheet on my foiling Moth, where every ounce counts. Yet it's strong and secure enough for the mainsheet on my 44' performance racer/cruiser."
—Jonathan McKee, two-time Olympic Medalist, seven-time World Champion
Grips in your hands comfortably, making sheets easier to grab, hold, adjust, and control. No more wrestling with hard, wiry ropes.
Grips winch surfaces securely, so you can use fewer wraps to control loads more easily; release more smoothly and cleanly; and minimize slipping, catching, and stuttering.
Grips and holds highly loaded knots and hitches.
Glides through blocks faster and more smoothly for more effective trimming, tacking, and gybing. Ph.D. even glides around shrouds and other high-friction areas more easily than standard sheets. Enables much smoother A-sail gybes.
Glides when released without kinking or hockling. There's no bulky core-and-jacket combo to hold a show-stopping twist!
Splices quickly and easily— in under 3 minutes... honest.