Chandlery May 2010 Issue

Shedding Light on Safety

A recent ocean race—aboard a Cape Dory 25 sans lifelines in 30- to 40-knot winds and 5- to 10-foot seas—presented a good opportunity to sea-trial Wichard’s Lyf’Safe jackline kit. Wichard Inc., which is based in France and has an office in Vermont, has been making marine hardware and accessories for more than 30 years. Its Lyf’Safe kit offers a ready-to-go jackline setup and comes with everything needed to install the system.

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