TeamO confirmed as party sponsor at the 10th Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships

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TeamO confirmed as party sponsor at the 10th Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships

The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in June 2018. 

This year the event will be bigger and better than ever with the famous Frocks and Flipflops party moving to a new, larger venue at the Hamble Village Memorial Hall. In honour of the 10th anniversary of the event we are also delighted to be adding live music from the fabulous band “Those Restless Knights” thanks to our new party sponsors TeamO Marine.

TeamO was founded after a number of high-profile accidents and deaths involving sailors being let down by their lifejacket and tether safety equipment. There was clearly a need for an innovative new approach to life saving design. Oscar Mead (the youngest ever finisher of the solo transatlantic OSTAR race) came up with the idea of a lifejacket that will keep a wearer safe if they go overboard whilst tethered to a vessel. The BackTow lifejacket was the result! TeamO launched its patented BackTow lifejacket harness to the market in Spring 2017, and since then it has received widespread acclaim - it was even called 'revolutionary' by one of the industry's leading publications. You can now find it stocked at all good chandleries across the UK.

Lauren Mead from Team O has said: "TeamO is very excited be supporting WOKC 2018. Having taken part in the very first event as a competitor it has been brilliant to watch it grow and thrive thanks to the hard work of so many volunteers over the years, and to be supporting as the party sponsor this year for the tenth anniversary! We wish all of the teams the best of luck and good racing!”

"We are over to moon to have Team O’s support and to be able to put on a live band and a top notch party for all of the competitors and supporters of WOKC” said Sarah McColl, one of the organisers of the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2018. "We can’t wait to host a fantastic evening of typically flamboyant WOKC dancing and merriment with plenty of opportunities for sailing networking and post-race analysis of the day’s action on the water."

The racing format will focus on IRC racing and, after last year’s record entry of 20 boats and the return of the J80 class, we are anticipating that the 10th anniversary edition will be the biggest and best yet.

Tickets for the Frocks and Flipflops party and boat entries for WOKC are available now from HRSC either online or via the admin team on 02380 452070. Family and friends are encouraged to come along to the party and join the fun.

If you would like further details, please contact the WOKC organising team on wokc@hotmail.co.uk, check out www.womensopenkeelboatchampionships.co.uk or register your interest on Eventbrite.


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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.

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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.