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Excel R8

Excel R8

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High Performance Halyard, Sheet & Control Line

R8 is a great choice for high performance applications, typically seen on 49ers, 505's, Dragons and other highly competitive one design classes. Made from a bio-based Dyneema® SK78 core and Technora® aramid & Polyester cover for extra wear protection and grip.

Excel R8 is a high performance racing line ideal for halyards in 4-5mm with exceptional strength and low elongation, keeping sail shapes under heavy loads whilst the cover provides great wear resistance in cleats and round sheaves. R8 can be tapered and spliced to remove unnecessary weight aloft. 

In the slightly thicker 7-8mm size R8 is a great choice for sheets due to its 8 plait cover with added Technora® to provide "stickiness" in hands and cleats whilst performing exceptionally well in even the most abrasive ratchet blocks.


  • Halyards - Frequently used for High Performance Spinnaker Halyards
  • Sheets
  • Control Lines


  • Core: Bio Based Dyneema® SK78 Colour-Matched Core
  • Cover: 8 Plait Technora/Polyester Blend


  • 3 Colours in 4 Diameters
  • Natural/Black, Natural/Purple & Natural/Orange
  • 4mm, 5mm, 7mm, 8mm 


Diameter (mm) 4mm 5mm 7mm 8mm
Weight (Kg/100m) 1.08 1.65 2.75 4.45
Av. Breakload (kg) 893 1,200 1,620 2,550
Spliceable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Taper Yes Yes Yes Yes
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