Features December 2018 Issue

Sailing Harness Leg Loops

Over-the-counter solutions didn’t satisfy us, so we made our own.

Recent fatalities involving racing sailors raised a long-simmering concern we’ve had regarding the harness and tether design, and the shortcomings of current design when used aboard boats that cruise at double-digit speeds. Although these harness and tethers might keep a sailor from going overboard, the impact loads transmitted via the harness and tether can exceed what the human body can endure (see “Building a Custom Safety Tether,” PS December 2017).

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