Video footage of our trials with Guy Cotten’s TPS – the survival suit which can keep Vendee Globe sailors alive
Since Guy Cotten introduced their TPS (Thermal Protection Survival) suit in the early 90’s they claim to have the increased survival rate of offshore solo skippers. On the Vendee Globe alone the likes of Raphael Dinelli, Thierry Dubois, Jean le Cam and Alex Thomson have all been kept alive in freezing waters while awaiting rescue, hence the reason why 17 out of the 20 skippers in this past edition were carrying TPS suits.
YW got hold of one and tested it out on a cold windy day on the south coast of Devon to experience how practical the suit is to wear in the cold stuff…
The full report is in our April 2013 issue out now.