Look at this picture. It is of Sébastien Josse, the latest Vendee entry to bite the dust. Note that he is not wearing a life jacket and no tether. That amazing footage of Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss also showed that Alex didn’t bother to clip on and his deck was awash.
Sure seems irresponsible and more than a little dangerous. Brian Hancock addressed both of these issues Sailing AnarchySailing Anarchy – really?, admin
VMG Yacht Design has engineered a set of screwable low friction rings. They are to be mounted through a deck or a bulkhead. The VMG rings can be used either as a fairlead, a chainplate or even a pad eye by simply adding a dogbone. Ideal to guide, deviate or tighten a control line whilst being an easy to install and use and reliable fitting for composite struct…
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