CVSS provides buoyancy aids for all sailors and buddy sailors.
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.
If any of your sailors are non-swimmers with significant lower-limb disabilities can you let us know? If you are definitely bringing sailors with these difficulties please attach a note to your Group Membership application form. If you are in a position to name the sailors and their weights that would be very helpful. However a note to the effect "We are bringing 4 sailors who may need life-jackets, they will all be adults/they will all be 14-16 years" also gives us useful information.
We need to know the weight of each sailor who falls into the group because life-jackets are graded by the weight of the wearer. We may ask you to get a view from an occupational therapist in order to decide which aid/jacket is suitable for a individual sailor.
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