Please select your home edition
Edition
Crewsaver ErgoFit 50N

Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to the 35th America's Cup

by Tom Webb on 21 Apr 21 April 2017
Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to the 35th America's Cup © ACEA

Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America's Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017.

With just over a month until the start of the 35th America's Cup, one of the most hotly anticipated sports events worldwide, there is mounting tension and excitement as the teams prepare to take each other on in Bermuda.

Crewsaver, a Survitec company, and one of the world's leading safety equipment manufacturers, is excited to announce its exclusive safety equipment partnership with the 35th America's Cup. Crewsaver will be providing the America's Cup with all of the safety equipment needed for their chase boats including lifejackets, helmets, first aid kits, knives, pyrotechnics and man-overboard rescue equipment, along with a number of marker buoys to help with shepherding boats to the race course.

Dan Barnett, Chief Commercial Officer of the 35th America's Cup, said: "we are very pleased to welcome Crewsaver into the America's Cup family and are all excited about working with their world class products. Safety is obviously a core focus area for the America's Cup, so having a company of the calibre of Crewsaver as our Official Safety Provider is the perfect fit for us in this incredibly important area."

"We are delighted to have been selected as official safety provider to the America's Cup, it is very clear that our two organisations share many of the same values as far as safety on the water is concerned, making this the ideal partnership opportunity. We look forward to working together to help share these messages to a wider audience through our #LifejacketSafe campaign," commented Brian Stringer, Survitec Group Chief Executive Officer.

With help from Crewsaver, the America's Cup will very shortly be launching a series of safety videos, providing viewers with a number of top tips to help them stay safe when out on the water.

In addition, the partnership will provide America's Cup viewers with the opportunity to win a limited edition, and not on general sale (and not available to the public), America's Cup branded Crewfit 180N Pro lifejacket through a competition being run by Crewsaver, details of which will be announced soon.

Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

What's the optimal ride height?
Tom Slingsby on the fine art of ACC foiling ORACLE TEAM USA helmsman and tactician Tom Slingsby walks us through the fine art of reaching optimal ride height in our America's Cup Class boat. Posted today at 10:19 am
The World Sailing Show - May 2017
Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and World Cup news Over 40,000 miles, flat out, around the world, always raced, always rallied and always with the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor. The Volvo Ocean Race boats had a tough life last time around. Posted on 25 Apr
Touchdown and take off in Bermuda
Emirates Team New Zealand out on the water It is just over three weeks since Emirates Team New Zealand was sailing in New Zealand, and today the teams America's Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time. Posted on 23 Apr
35 days to go
Until the start of the 35th America's Cup Friday 21st April is another milestone in the countdown to the start of the 35th America's Cup as it marks exactly 35 days to go until the greatest race on water begins in Bermuda. Posted on 21 Apr
ORACLE TEAM USA's AC72 on display
New America's Cup exhibition at The Mariners' Museum It was the boat that powered one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history and soon you can visit it at America's National Maritime Museum, The Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia. Posted on 19 Apr
Win a Crewsaver ErgoFit 50N EX!
Two of these high performance buoyancy aids to give away To celebrate the highly anticipated launch of Crewsaver's ErgoFit 50N EX we have not only one but two of these high performance buoyancy aids to give away! Posted on 19 Apr
Emirates Team New Zealand flies out for Bermuda
Officially on its way to the 35th America's Cup Emirates Team New Zealand is now officially on its way to Bermuda for the 35th America's Cup. New Zealand Aotearoa, the team race boat, has been packed and loaded on the Emirates SkyCargo 747 departing from Auckland's International Airport today. Posted on 10 Apr
ORACLE TEAM USA capsize
No injuries, minimal damage ORACLE TEAM USA capsized its new America's Cup Class boat during training on Bermuda's Great Sound on Saturday. No crew members were injured and early indications are that damage to the boat is limited. Posted on 9 Apr
The Art of Foils
SoftBank Team Japan's Nick Holroyd explains all What secrets lie underwater on an America's Cup Class race yacht? Take a look as we dive into the art of foils... Posted on 7 Apr
50 days to go
Until the start of the 35th America's Cup 5.00pm in Bermuda on April 6th 2017 will mark exactly 50 days to go until the start of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda. Posted on 6 Apr