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#16 - METS Special Issue

When Length Matters


TeamO’s Tether nominated for a DAME (Courtesy of Sea to Sky Sailing)

TeamO’s Autolock Tether received a nomination for a DAME award in the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category at this year’s Amsterdam METS marine equipment trade show.

The British manufacturer calls it “a breakthrough innovation in tether design” because it adjusts automatically to the sailor’s position onboard, yet locks to break a fall when suddenly under load. The tether clips to a life jacket, the lightweight reel enabling it to extend and retract as the wearer moves around the deck. This lessens the tripping hazard inherent in overly-long tethers.

Read more about Safety tethers on NauticExpo website. 

About the Author

Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He has lived in southern France for 15 years. Michael is the copy editor of NauticExpo e-magazine.

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