Great news from the newest Nicholson Yachts
partner. Congratulations, Dave Norton and
NEWPORT, R.I. OCTOBER 18, 2017 — The distinctive hand-crafted rope and metal bracelets made with authentic marine-grade materials by Lemon & Line of Newport, Rhode Island, have been chosen as the official jewelry accessory for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race.
Lemon & Line is also a partner of Nicholson Yachts, fabricating a custom line of keepsake pieces that are mementos of the client luxury charter experience.
Partnering with preeminent European rope manufacturer Gottifredi Maffioli, the line supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, and Musto, the event’s official kit supplier, Lemon & Line will manufacture the Official Volvo Ocean Race Bracelet from its headquarters in downtown Newport and make the product available at each of the 13 global stopovers as well as through the online shopping portal of the Volvo Ocean Race website. The first shipment has been sent to Alicante, Spain, where the race village is now open for Leg One on October 22, 2017.
“As a lifelong racer and sailor, this partnership represents everything I’ve been working for,” says David Norton, founder of Lemon & Line. “We’ve been at this for seven years. From day one we have remained committed and connected to our sport. This is our opportunity to solidify our market position in partnership with one of the most recognizable elite-level sailing events.
“We’re just doing what we do best,” Norton adds. “We’re crafting incredible products in the sailing capital of the world and we’re able to reach across oceans uniting sailors from around the world. Simply incredible.”
ABOUT LEMON & LINE
Using only marine grade materials, Lemon & Line founder and racing sailor David Norton debuted the original square knot bracelet in 2010. Clean & subtle in appearance, today a large selection of accessories in an array of styles and colors — something for the sailor in all of us — are available at the flagship Store at 421 Thames Street, Newport, R.I., online and at over 150 specialty boutiques nationwide.
ABOUT THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE
The Volvo Ocean Race® is widely regarded as one of the toughest, most grueling, races in the history of the sport: around the world • 11 ports • 38,739 nautical miles • nine months • seven teams.