Crewsaver lifejackets were in evidence all over the BBC coverage of the 2014 University Boat Race, which took place on Sunday 6th April 2014. The BBC's Clare Balding OBE, Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger and Olympic chamption Tom James were all seen sporting Crewsaver lifejackets similar to the Crewfit 150N.
Two RNLI events, which formed part of the BBC's coverage of the 2014 University Boat Race, also featured Crewsaver lifejackers; the William Riley historic lifeboat row saw Olympic Rowers wearning RNLI branded Crewsaver lifejackets while all RNLI personnel on the water for the event were kitted out in Crewsaver ErgoFit lifejackets. 2013 Cambridge Cox, Henry Fieldman, also wore a Crewsaver ErgoFit lifejacket.
Shortly before The Boat Race saw the RNLI's first ever Alternative Boat Race on the River Thames. 250 Sponsored mini lifeboats took part in the floating race, accompanied by London lifeboat crews from Tower, Teddington and Chiswick lifeboat stations. Crewsaver provided the RNLI with ErgoFit lifejackets as well as RNLI Crewsaver lifejackets.
Crewsaver has a long-standing partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). For many years the RNLI's operational crews have put their trust in Crewsaver equipment when saving lives at sea. Crewsaver has built a worldwide reputation for performance, reliability and quality of it's lifejackets and the company has worked closely with the RNLI to design and develop products that can withstand the rigours of both offshore and costal rescue work. These products were designed, tested and developed collaboratively, using RNLI crew members and RNLI engineers in testing. The first lifejacket is for use on all-weather lifeboats. The second is for use on inshore lifeboats. Designed for maximum safety and comfort these lifejackets ensure the crews are fully protected yet free to move and swim, including in the toughest sea and weather conditions.
Crewsaver is proud to support the RNLI and its work. Both organisations share the same commitment to safety afloat whether it is learning about water safety or making sure people wear appropriate type lifejacket.