Abacus Vest

Abacus Vest

“Salus and CYA Announce Agreement”

Canadian Yachting

Regatta Issue 2001

The CYA is pleased to announce the launch of a four-year agreement with Salus Marine which will see Salus provide PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) to Canadian Sailing Team athletes and CYA High Performance Coaches.

The design of the ABACUS Sail Vest by Salus Marine is the result of 16 months of research, surveys, focus groups and testing among sailors. Salus President, Steve Wagner, states that his company is proud to have designed a piece of equipment that meets the qualifications of Canada’s best sailors. “The Canadian high performance sailors were very clear as to what they wanted in a PFD. All we had to do was listen.”

The ABACUS Sail Vest provided to CST athletes and CYA High Performance Coaches will be red in colour and clearly identified with the CYA logo and other distinctive embroidery. A similar vest without the CYA identification is available from retailers.

According to CYA Executive Director Marianne Davis: “Our agreement with Salus Marine will provide our athletes and coaches with a vital piece of safety equipment that will enhance their ability to perform.”