Apr 13, 2022
Laser control line cam cleats with base, pro-lead and wire under-fairleads
“Sail Canada is glad to see Allen Brothers join our team in its pathway toward the 2024 Olympic Games,” said Sail Canada High-Performance Director, Mike Milner. “This partnership will allow our high-performance athletes to have the best equipment possible and spend less time on the shore fixing their boat, and more time on the water to train, develop and perform.”
“When I was an Athlete on the Canadian Sailing Team, I wanted confidence in all areas. Being able to trust in my equipment was key. I used many brands, but I really enjoyed Allen products because they last much longer and are more durable. With the new partnership between Allen Brothers & Sail Canada, I am confident that athletes will have amazing products on their boats.” Andrew Lewis, 3x Canadian Olympian (Laser Class).
The Allen brothers, Tony and Glenn, started their business back in 1956 with a vision of producing performance sailing hardware driven by their passion for sailing and their love of engineering, innovation and technology. The first fittings, which they designed and made for their own race boats, were such an improvement on everything then in use, that they were persuaded to set up full production to meet the demand of the growing dinghy sailing market.
The company has grown in the past 60 plus years to become a major exporter, selling high-performance sailing hardware for boats of all sizes to around the World. R&D, design, prototyping, toolmaking and production takes place at the Allen factory in Southminster, Essex, UK, which is now run by Tony Allen’s daughter Liz Adams. “Supporting World class athletes is something we really take pride in, and we are especially pleased to now be able to offer our support directly to the Canadian Sailing Team,” explains Adams.