Please select your home edition
Edition
WRAY 2023 Leopard LEADERBOARD

TeamO Marine Safety Products launches Back Pull Harness/Jifejacket

by TeamO Marine Safety Products on 10 Oct 2012
TeamO; old and new TeamO Marine Safety Products
TeamO Marine Safety Products is delighted to be able to announce that the launch of its new, patent pending, Back Pull harness and lifejacket design at the recent Southampton Boat Show was a total success. The reaction from the groups who are most closely involved with the safety aspects of sailing has been very good with the basic premise of the new design being both obvious to all and the execution of the harness and lifejacket being well regarded.

One delivery skipper with hundreds of thousands of sea miles to his name who runs courses from his sailing centre ordered one for himself, sent his best friends over to order them for themselves and wants to make the TeamO design his standard teaching model going forward.

The reaction from the public was also fantastic with many buyers coming to the TeamO stand in the morning to try the product and then coming back to order at the end of the day saying that the TeamO was by far the most comfortable harness they had tried on, as well as being the one they felt most able to trust in a worst case scenario. The ease of recovering a man overboard – far easier than on traditional harnesses thanks to the integrated lifting strop - was also a key element of the design for a lot of women who were buying with their husbands.

A major UK magazine was on the stand several times during the week and within 48 hours of the show closing had taken samples from the TeamO stand for on the water testing. Those results are being published next month but the inside scoop is that the test went very well with the mannequin 'victim' being towed face up on every angle of sailing and being easily recovered from overboard on the A frame lifting strop.

TeamO took retail pre-orders at the show which were well in excess of plan, despite the first delivery not being due until the end of 2012, and several retailers are in discussions about stocking the design. Distribution enquiries from as far afield as the USA, Australia and Japan were also fielded during the show and at least one other manufacturer has enquired about a license to produce the design on their new 2014 range.



Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - AUS FOOTERVaikobi 2021 Boots - FOOTERHyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTER

Related Articles

The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 15
Roaring towards Cape Town The fleet has pushed south into the Roaring 40s and close to record-breaking speed runs...
Posted today at 1:37 pm
Zhik ZKG amphibious footwear make welcome comeback
Looking totally at home on the boardwalk, designed entirely to be 'Made for Water' Zhik's contemporary, casual styled ZKG amphibious watersports and boat shoes are making a popular return. Looking totally at home on the boardwalk, these technically proficient shoes come into their element in water and are designed entirely to be 'Made f
Posted today at 12:00 pm
Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup wrap-up
Anticipation levels were high for this first pure freestyle event Anticipation levels were high for this first pure freestyle event, with the added excitement of competing at a brand new location and the addition of a new judging format that rewards riders who show a more varied performance.
Posted today at 10:49 am
Balboa YC begins RFI for 56th Governor's Cup
Taking place in Newport Beach, CA July 24-29, 2023 Balboa Yacht Club has posted all the information necessary for requesting an invitation (“RFI”) to the 56th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, July 24-29, 2023.
Posted today at 9:11 am
First in best dressed for Airlie Beach Race Week
Entry is open and the Notice of Race online for the 35th edition Entry is open and the Notice of Race online for the 35th edition of Airlie Beach Race Week, but with marina berthing limited, necessitating a cap of 100 yachts/multihulls, organisers at WSC urge all prospective competitors to enter now.
Posted today at 8:49 am
Cup Spy Feb 7 : Serious racing begins
Emirates Team NZ get the first some serious AC-40 racing of AC37 Emirates Team New Zealand took the 2024 America's Cup tension up a notch, putting on some match race practice for its two AC-40's, and then having a drag race back to the team base, in downtown Auckland.
Posted today at 8:45 am
Change in intensity for the 18s
Three-race short-course series featuring former 18 footer skippers In the midst of the lead up to the 73rd JJ Giltinan World 18ft Skiff Championship next month, the Australian 18 Footers League staged a three-race short-course series last Friday evening on Sydney Harbour.
Posted today at 6:08 am
SailGP inspiring Sydney's next generation
SailGP Inspire returns with 39 young people set to take part in the Sail Grand Prix I Sydney As the world's top sailors prepare for the ninth event of SailGP Season 3, 39 young people will get the chance to rub shoulders with world-class athletes in Sydney through SailGP Inspire.
Posted today at 4:46 am
NSW Hobie Women & Youth State Championships
Lake Macquarie hosts first event in Australian Hobie Class Championship Tour The sensationally warm waters of Lake Macquarie were lit up on the first weekend of February as the Australian Hobie Class Championship Tour kick started in style, as Wangi RSL ASC hosted the NSW Hobie 14, 18 16 Women & Youth State Championships.
Posted on 7 Feb
Team Malizia in 1st place in The Ocean Race Leg 2
Three teams playing cat and mouse During the evening of 6th February 2023, Team Malizia moved up into first place for the first time in this long second leg. The team had been in fifth place for the majority of the race and had fought hard to catch up to the front pack.
Posted on 7 Feb