In the sailing world there are major developments around protection gear and for good reason. More and more people are wearing protection as helmets, protector pants, knee pads and impact protection. Speed is increasing and several classes include foiling packages which makes protecting yourself 100% necessary.
Magic Marine works constantly to develop new protection gear whether it is for the AC45, small cats in sailing schools, or for leg protection in moths. In the current collection we have different types of protector pants. The M-flex protector pants (3/4 and full length versions) consist of lightweight neoprene and have protection parts on the seat part, shinbone and the knees. Also in the collection is the Protector Rash Pant (Long and short version) which consist of heavy quality rash guard with padding on the seat, knee, shin and waist part. These pants prevent bruising on all boats and are easily to combine with different types of racing vests.
Top catamaran sailor and Magic Marine team rider Mischa Heemskerk always uses protection in breezy conditions; “The speed gain is exponential in foiling boats. The chance to capsize or to make contact with the boat, mast or stays is bigger so we need to protect ourselves. if we’re not safe then we can’t win the race!”.
We see more and more sailors with helmets out on the water, the ultimate helmet we developed is a CE approved performance helmet specifically designed to increase safety, where faster, foiling and innovative boats require this type of extra protection. More products to follow!