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Inflatable Life Jacket Update
The failure rate of life jackets can be alarmingly high without proper attention
Life Jacket Changes Ahead

In the early 1970s, a new method of categorizing life jackets was introduced by the Coast Guard and Underwriter’s Lab

Safety Harnesses and Tethers (Safety Lines) for Sailboats

Harness & Tether Requirements

  • Every crew member must have a harn
Make Sure Your Harness Fits Properly

To be safe, all harnesses, whether integral with a PFD or not, should fit properly.

Life Jacket Recommendations for Cruising Sailors

Lifejacket /Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Requirements