With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind. And with a new era of high tech sailing comes demand for personal safety equipment offering the very best in protection and performance, which led Crewsaver to develop their ErgoFit 50N EX, designed exclusively with Artemis Racing for the America’s Cup, representing a revolution in buoyancy aid design.
In high performance sailing, entrapment is a real risk. Crewsaver's ErgoFit 50N EX therefore includes a chest mounted spare air cylinder, allowing hands-free use of the device in the event that the user's arms become trapped. If the user becomes entangled, the buoyancy aid has a readily accessible integrated line cutter, easily deployed with a downward motion.
The Fusion 3D design is uniquely constructed to contour the shape of the user's body for an unrestricted fit, and airflow technology incorporated throughout the buoyancy aid facilitates heat transfer during exertion. The buoyancy aid also features a rear pocket and concealed shoulder channels for storage of a hydration pack.
Iain Percy, Team Manager for Artemis Racing, comments,
“Technology and innovation in the America’s Cup have taken a huge step forward over the last few years, but the technology for commercially available safety equipment did not meet our team's needs. With Crewsaver, we wanted to find a supplier able to develop a best in class series of equipment that meets the demands of this new era of performance sailing. Crewsaver’s dedication to this project has impressed us all and we are extremely proud of the collaboration.”
You can benefit from the same advanced safety and performance technology as an America’s Cup sailor with Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX – Available now!
ErgoFit 50N EX with Armour RRP Inc. VAT: £170
ErgoFit 50N EX RRP Inc. VAT: £85
Crewsaver, part of the Survitec Group, is a leading manufacturer of marine safety equipment and clothing for the commercial and leisure marine industries. Based in Gosport, Hampshire, Crewsaver designs and manufactures safety equipment for the Special Forces in several countries, as well as the aviation and offshore oil industries. Crewsaver is the sole supplier of lifejackets to the UK Government’s Environment Agency and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).