Features November 1, 1999 Issue

Safety Harness Tests

Rigorously tested to ORC specs, 25 harnesses were subjected to severe loads, simulating a falling body. The Jim Buoy failed. Some were tested by ‘overboard’ crew towed through the water. All were checked for materials and workmanship.

Results of the Sailing Foundation's tests of 25 harnesses. One fails catastrophically.

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