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 www.rnsa.org.uk.

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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Great jackets, unreliable customer service

It is unfortunate that my experience with Teamomarine has been marred by poor communication since I started the process in May and the product was finally delivered in July. It's frustrating when emails go without a response, the phone was never answered and it was a constant push to find out what was happening to my order. I understand there are current supply issues but a short email or text can reassure a customer that they have not been forgotten.
The products, however, are first rate, which is why I stuck with the process. A unique design and quality, I hope I never to have to use them in anger.

Dear Alasdair,

Thanks for your feedback. We will reply by email as well, but we wanted to publicly apologise for the slow communication that you experienced during your order. We have made no secret of the fact that production has been incredibly difficult this year, with several of our suppliers either entirely closed or running with long delays on parts which has affected our own UK manufacturing hub. We have done our best to keep communicating that so that customers are kept up to date, but in one or two cases emails have been missed or left unanswered, which is my bad. I can understand why this has created frustration and confusion about the status of your order. Since July we have welcomed a new team member to the business and are implementing new customer service systems so we are working to prevent this happening in future. Thank you for sticking with us, I am so glad to hear that the product meets your expectations. If there is anything else we can help with please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Best wishes,

Lauren

Comfortable & gives sense do security

This is my third life jackets and could
Say one of the most comfortable
I had, easy to put on and off and has flat back so I can do my yoga posture while
Wearing it ! I have not tried it in the water yet and hope that I have never experience it but the sense of security and safety keeps me happy . I also like the new blue / turquoise colour as my husband has blue /royal blue which was previous edition so we don’t have problem picking the ‘wrong ‘ one as each is adjusted to personal body shape. Will Definitely recommend it !

Excellent product

I'm really pleased with this lifejacket (170N offshore). It's very comfortable, and a doddle to adjust from hot-and-sunny-summer-sailing to full oilskins. It's also easy to open up and check over. I absolutely love the concept of the back-tow harness - a genuinely brilliant idea which really could actually make the difference between life and death; especially if you do much single- or short-handed sailing, why would you have anything else? I also love the fact that they're a proper, honest-to-goodness UK-made product made by people who sail. Highly recommended.

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.