Forward WIP, UKCRA Youth Partnership


Following a meeting at the Dinghy Show, it is with great pleasure that we can announce an UKCRA Youth Catamaran partnership with Forward WIP, the Swiss Water Impact Protection company. Forward supply three of the current America’s Cup teams with impact protection clothing, (Groupama Team France, Team Japan) and Oracle will still use their Impact vests on their flying AC45 turbo. Forward WIP are the safety partner of the GC32 Tour, and are the technical gear partner of Alinghi team, the winner of the Extreme Sailing series.

Catamaran aces, Glenn Ashby, Loick Peyron, Billy Besson are part of the Forward WIP International team working with them making their products even better.

UKCRA Youth Catamaran members may be familiar with the WIP brand, as many use their helmets, Impact Vests and harnesses.

Forward WIP will be giving all paid up UKCRA Youth Catamaran members a 15% discount on any of their protection clothing range (Harness, helmets etc) and a 25% discount on Shore gear, like hoodies, polos, caps sunnies etc.

UKCRA Youth Catamaran will also be working with Forward WIP to develop safety guidelines for youth catamaran sailing and recommended equipment.

Contact Gordon on 0792 1166645,

Forward WIP

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