CVSS provides buoyancy aids for all sailors and buddy sailors. We are in consultation with RYA and Sailablity concerning our provision of buoyancy aids/life-jackets. At present we consider it may be advisable to offer some sailors life-jackets. A life-jacket rolls a person who falls into the water onto their back and provides head support. Those sailors who should consider a life-jacket are those who are non-swimmers or those with significant lower limb disabilities.
Please indicate on your membership form if you are a sailor who may need to use a life-jacket and also give your weight because jackets are graded by the weight of the wearer. (A note on the bottom of the form will be fine).
We may ask you to get a view from an occupational therapist in order to decide which aid or jacket is most appropriate.