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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

A cautionary tale for u-bolt anchors.
Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race Coroner's Inquest - 07/03/2001 - QWN - NSW Parliament. Yachting: Charles died after safety harness failed - Telegraph.


It seems that a good fall against a u-bolt without a shock-absorbing tether has caused failure. They simply cannot handle the impact and neither can the human body. The "impact flags" are a rather stupid adaptation when real impact absorption could be provided.

Sail Delmarva: The Case for Softer Tethers
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