Ocean Safety custom lifejackets for Clipper crews
The UK's largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has supplied a custom made lifejacket to each crew member of all twelve yachts taking part in the Clipper Round the World Race.
The lifejackets have been especially built. They are based on the Ocean Safety Kru Professional model, which is designed for long and demanding periods at sea. Crew members could be wearing them for many hours at a time during their ocean challenge and the Kru is designed to be comfortable, while at the same time boasting some many features.
The lifejacket has a custom made spray hood, a heavy duty cordura cover which matches the boats' corporate identity, and a bespoke crotch strap system, using metal buckles instead of plastic. It also features a fitting point for the personal Kannad R10 Survival Recovery System which locates a crew member using AIS, in the case of a man overboard incident.
The start of the Clipper Round the World Race is only 12 weeks away and the handover of safety equipment from Ocean Safety is a part of the important preparations which are underway as the twelve skippers and amateur crews prepare themselves for their adventure of a lifetime.
Safety training is important to those preparations and as part of the supply package skippers have attended an in-depth training session presented by Ocean Safety's Training Manager, Chris Waterman, to familiarise themselves with the lifejackets.
Ocean Safety provides a wide range of lifejackets for all leisure and commercial uses and can custom produce models to individual specifications.