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Artemis Racing names Crewsaver as supplier for America’s Cup

Crewsaver has been selected by Artemis Racing as its official safety supplier for the 35th America’s Cup.

The Cup competition will be held in Bermuda in June of 2017.

Crewsaver, a Survitec company, will have an exclusive safety equipment partnership with Artemis Racing; Crewsaver will work with the Artemis team to develop the most advanced technology available.

The new designs seek to enable Artemis Racing’s elite sailors to perform safely, but to the best of their ability, under the most challenging of conditions.

Specifically, two radical new buoyancy aids, including one designed to meet the sailors’ unique needs aboard the foiling AC Class boat for the 2017 Cup, give the team lightweight, breathable solutions that provide freedom of movement and temperature control.

“We understand the dangers of racing these high-performance catamarans at 40-plus knots, and the safety of the guys on board is a top priority, which is why Crewsaver are our No. 1 choice for taking on this project,” Anthony Nossiter, Artemis Racing’s safety officer and a three-time Olympian, said in a statement.

“In elite sport, the finest margins can make the difference between winning or losing, and as a team we are leaving no stone unturned, whether it be in design and manufacture of our AC Class yacht or in the development of our safety gear,” said Iain Percy, team manager of Artemis Racing and a double Olympic champion.

“Crewsaver is delighted to partner with Artemis Racing and Iain Percy in their quest to win the 35th America’s Cup,” Crewsaver managing director Ross Wilkinson said. “We have designed each piece to help keep all the sailors safe, comfortable and functioning without compromise. Our in-depth knowledge gleaned in many other fields has enabled us to design safety apparel that truly aids the Artemis Racing sailors in their uniquely challenging environment.”

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