Personal location devices are very topical in the sailing community at the moment. There was a accident in the last fastnet race where rambler 100 capsized and 5 crew were swept away and very nearly not found, even though the boat was in the middle of a racing fleet and they all saw other yachts sailing nearby. A personal EPIRB did save the day, but only just. A few Lifelines among the crew would have made a totally different story.
Sailors do take safety seriously. The Lifeline is;
- (a) good for safety
- (b) has good every day uses
- (c) can be charged by USB (easy on a boat)
Why would any serious sailor go sailing without a Lifeline??
Call your own boat.
Call for help on channel 16
international hail and distress.
Increases transmission range 2.5 x and send alert message with GPS position also turns on strobe.
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