TeamO partner with Royal Naval Sailing Association

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TeamO partner with Royal Naval Sailing Association

TeamO Marine Safety Products are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA).

The new TeamO Marine x RNSA partnership comes at the start of an exciting new sailing season as the RNSA launch their new Corby29 ‘Cutlass’, to enable more Service men and women of all sailing abilities to actively engage in the sport.

TeamO Marine supporting the RNSA Royal Naval Sailing Association with lifejackets for the crew of the new Corby 29 boat crew for the 2021 sailing season in the Solent

Supported by 5000 members across the UK, Cutlass shall take part in a planned calendar of events and regattas in the 2021 season, including Cowes Week.

TeamO Marine have supplied the crew of Cutlass with a full set of 170N Offshore Lifejackets with TeamO’s award-winning integrated BackTow Deckharness. This ISO-approved lifejacket is specifically designed for sailors racing and sailing in offshore conditions far from land and have all of the high performance safety features required by sailors in those conditions, whilst still being a comfortable lifejacket to wear over long periods of time.

TeamO Marine’s Design Director and Co-founder, Oscar Mead, was present at the launch of Cutlass at Fort Blockhouse in Gosport last week to present the lifejackets to the sailors of the Royal Navy Sailing Association. “I am thrilled to be supporting the RNSA network, both with these Offshore Lifejackets, but also with an exclusive discount for all RNSA members so that we can support more people getting out on the water and in to sailing in 2021” said Oscar.

TeamO Marine Design Director Oscar Mead presenting a TeamO BackTow Lifejacket to RNSA Royal Naval Sailing Association CEO Philip Warwick in Gosport. TeamO Marine are providing lifejackets for the crew of the Corby 29 Cutlass.

The RNSA naming ceremony was masterminded by RNSA CEO Philip Warwick, and Fr Tom Pyke, RNSA's chaplain lead prayers for the safety of the team at sea, and Membership Secretary, Deborah Whalley, did the honours with the champagne to officially name the new yacht.  Philip thanked TeamO for their fantastic support and said that “he was excited by this this new partnership and hoped that it would really help RNSA’s work to get sailors sailing”.

TeamO Marine Lifejackets being worn by the crew of Corby 29 Cutlass as part of the partnership between TeamO and the RNSA Royal Naval Sailing Association

Founded in 1935 and now in its 86th year, the RNSA is a Service Sports Association and registered charity that delivers the sport of sailing across the disciplines of yachting, dinghies and windsurfing for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their associated reserve forces.  For more information visit their website at

Southampton-based TeamO Marine Safety Products Ltd are the design and manufacturing business who first introduced their patented BackTow lifejacket to the sailing world in 2013. The BackTow lifejacket is the only lifejacket deckharness which can turn a ManOverboard sailor in to a safe face-up position if they go overboard from a vessel whilst clipped on with a safety tether. Normal lifejacket deckharnesses with a fixed clip-on point will tow the sailor face-down next to the vessel if they fall or are washed overboard whilst tethered.


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Muy buena calidad de producto y servicio

Todo perfecto, producto de buena calidad y servicio fiable. Debido al brexit hay que pagar los costes de aduana e impuestos cuando te entregan el paquete. He podido colocar en el interior una baliza personal PLB1 Rescueme de Onesignal, aunque no pude fijarla en el soplador por falta de espacio. Por otro lado el chaleco es muy ligero, confortable y en dias calurosos se soporta bién.

Great lifejacket

Got two of these recently in different colours and got to wear them on a few coastal passages. The jackets are very comfortable, almost to the point of not noticing you are wearing one - and no more neck pain, which is fantastic. They appear very well made, look great and so far have served us well, hopefully will continue doing so in an actual emergency, should one occur. The only small gripe I have is the little loop for hanging the jacket up digging into my back - I'll probably just cut it off as I hang the jacket by the harness attachment point (much wider). Highly recommended product overall, thank you TeamO for all the incredible work I'm sure you had to do to get these on the market.

Great so far

I have worn this a few times and it’s so comfortable with a jacket on I forgot I was wearing it. I have noticed that there is a loop at the neck for hanging it up that is pretty stiff. I would prefer that sit flatter. All in all, great pfd so far.

So far loving it!

Have only worn it for a couple weeks but so far really happy with this lifejacket. It seems well made and fits nicely. As a larger chested lady I was looking for a vest that would not place all the bulk on top of my chest and this has most of it on neck/shoulders, but far enough back on neck that I have full head mobility. My only suggestion would be that the vertical back panel would have adjustable height so I could get the chest strap to truly sit underneath my breasts. I realize this is a specific fit issue that might not apply to most, it still fits better than most all the lifejackets I have tried up until this point. I was surprised to receive my order to the US from the UK really quickly.

Outstanding product and Customer Service

The website was out of stock so I emailed the company. I heard back within 3 business days. I was kept apprised of why no stock and when to expect. I was emailed the day the items posted. I ordered and received the package in 5 days to the US from UK! Lauren and TeamO went above and beyond any other companies customer service Ive ever encountered. Product is amazing too. Our sail club is ordering them.