Lewmar Racing Winches have evolved using our depth of
experience combined with cutting edge technology to keep ahead of our
Our latest range of Grand Prix winches use a combination of Carbon,
Aluminium and Titanium for the ultimate weight saving whilst maximising
strength and reliability. Lewmar’s in-house research and development
programs include extensive fatigue and efficiency testing to ensure there is
no compromise in strength or performance.
Light, fast and strong.
Lightweight and strong, Lewmar’s racing winches offer the serious racer
outstanding performanceand power using the best features of our standard
range combined with the technology used on America’s Cup, Volvo 70’s, Vendée
Globe, JulesVerne and more. Our Carbon Power models offer the best
power-to-weight ratio available.
|Racing Winch features
A - Screw on Top Cap
B - Wire Feeder Arm
C - Wavespring Self-Tailer
D - Needle Peen Alloy Drum
Extensive use of high-grade alloy to achieve ultimate lightweight
E - Drive Spindle
Machined from solid for ultimate strength. Center bored to give maximum
F - Center Stem
Lightweight heat-treated alloy center stem for high strength and low
G - Torlon Roller Bearings
Maximum width bearing stack for ultimate efficiency under load.
H - Gear Spindle
All gear spindles supported by low-friction bearings.
I - Pawls
High-strength heat-treated super pawls for race durability.
No tools are required to service a Lewmar winch. Simply unscrew the top cap
with your fingers to removed the needle peen drum and gain access to the
Speed, Power & Racing Gear Ratios
Racing winches require a combination of speed and power gear trains, which
are customized to suit the demands of the world’s top racers. Lewmar offers
a wide range of models and ratios developed after many years of experience
within a wide range of classes. Whether you are Grand Prix racing, or
blasting through the Southern Ocean, Lewmar has the complete range of racing
models to suit your needs.
Needle Peen Drum
The Racing Winch’s drum profile is optimised for maximum grip but minimum
rope wear, while using heat treated alloy ensures optimum strength and
Careful composite engineering has provided the lightest pedestal yet.
Manufactured using the latest resin systems pioneered in the F1 industry.
The Speed Ring offers faster line speeds and greater flexibility with its
contoured drum profile. It allows a dual purpose winch for example in cabin
top applications, giving fast speed for spinnaker trim, as well as efficient
power for halyard tension. It is available in four sizes. The profile also
allows for transfer of sheets from Speed Ring to the powerdrum.
The Self-Tailing Solution
Reducing diameters of hi-tech racing lines requires self-tailing jaws that
really grip. Lewmar’s ‘Wavespring’ solution — a sprung jaw combined with a
wavegrip pattern — ensures these lines are fully under control. The use of
angled teeth ensures a clean exit for the line at the stripper arm.