Ocean Safety, specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, are supporting Team Challenge Racing’s 2016-18 campaign. TCR is an offshore youth training programme which develops young sailors on the pathway to becoming ocean racing’s top sailors.
Ocean Safety has signed up as an Official Supplier to the two year campaign which involves a busy programme of offshore races which includes the 2017 Fastnet Race and RORC Transatlantic Race.
Ocean Safety’s team are amongst the UK’s leading consultants and safety training advisors. “Offshore racing is very demanding and requires each competing yacht to have a comprehensive safety equipment inventory on board,” says Alistair Hackett of Ocean Safety. “We are providing all the necessary items including liferafts, lifejackets and harnesses and lines, lifebuoys, jonbuoys, flares, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and much more.”
Dee Caffari MBE, Sailing Director of Team Challenge Racing comments, “Safety is always of paramount importance, but when you are working with a young, new and enthusiastic crew, such as Team Challenge Racing it is even more so. I am therefore incredibly grateful to Ocean Safety coming on board with this innovative project and supporting youth sailors and helping develop their skills whilst remaining safe.”
TCR’s selected crew, aged 17 to 25 of which there are 50/50 male and female, are amongst the top youth sailors in Great Britain. The team is managed by BT Global Challenge Skipper Paul Bennett and Skipper Charlie Ellis (17)