Originally Posted by sailingdog
A sailing harness goes around the torso, and is designed to keep your head out of the water should you fall in the water. If you were to use a climbing harness as a sailing harness, and fell in the water, you'd quickly drown, since it would tend to drag you head down... since it would be below your center of gravity.
Probably not what you want. The better sailing harnesses have crotch or thigh straps—with the thigh straps being more comfortable and safer IMHO.
Thanks man! I guess I'm still getting my mind around these harness things. So I guess it's not easy to move around the boat when you're tethered in?