Features December 1, 1999 Issue

Safety Harness Tether Test

Of 19 tethers tested, fully 47% of the tethers failed the test. None of the tethers met the Safety at Sea Committee’s criteria of an ‘ideal’ tether, although there are several on the market which come close.

Part II of the Sailing Foundation's tests of harnesses and tethers finds an astonishing 47% failure rate.

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