Standardisation of rope colours has been a hobby horse of mine for a very long time. I'm pretty sure it started when I used to swap boats with my mates to check out their rig or when stood on the shore coaching. I would look down at perhaps 4 control lines and find that none were harmonised with the part of the boat they affected.
Early on I standardised my control line colours, and once I had the chance to influence what was available on the market, I made sure we offered Spectweleve™ Dyneema®
for primary lines that matched my standard - Anything to help my tired brain when on the water!
My preference for the last 35 years:
For those of you with a traveller and inhaul control line, I'm yet to adopt a standard. So what are your preferences?
- Kicker or Vang: RED
- Cunningham or downhaul: BLUE
- Outhaul: GREY
- Spinni or genni halyard: FLURO YELLOW
Don't know which line to choose? Checkout our video hints & tips
and find out more about each Rooster® Rope on the blog here.