Rope Service - your local rope specialist
Rope Service Finland
Stævnen 39, 3.tv. / 7100 Vejle / Denmark
Janne Anders Blessing
mobile: +45 27 62 70 04
THE GUY BEHIND THE COMPANY
I'm a Finnish sailor living and working in Denmark since 2013. I'm passionate about ropes and boat gear, and like helping others solve problems and improve boat handling. That's why I founded Rope Service Finland in April 2014.
Besides sailing and splicing ropes, I work at Elvstrøm Sails in Aabenraa, where I'm studying to become an educated sailmaker.
Before moving to Denmark, I worked with splicing Maffioli-ropes and doing rig installations at Regatta Service Finland, to which I owe my company's concept and name (why re-invent something when there's already a working solution?). I was also several years at ProSailor, a boating gear store in Helsinki. There I learned a lot about products that I sell today, including Harken, Spinlock, Wichard and Tylaska.
I've been sailing since before I can remember, and competing in different keel-boat classes since 2006. KER 46, Farr 400, X-41, X-35, IMX-40, X-37, X-332, J-109, J-80, J-22, H-Boat, Albin Express, Finngulf 43 and Luffe 37 to name a few. Seasons 2012 and 2013 I was bowman and boat captain on Audi Ultra, one of the X-35:s of the ambitious X Sail Racing Team.
While in Denmark i've been sailing with (among others) Oxygen Sailing Team. In 2015 we were sailing an X-50 in Palma, and starting in 2016 the team joined efforts with Lady Mariposa Racing and their brand new KER 46. In August we scored an overall victory in Cowes Week, IRC Class 0.