We usually leave press releases to the cut-and-paste hacks, but we thought this is of particular interest, given the amount of safety issues in the recent Vendee, and closer to home here in SoCal…
UK-based Medical Support Offshore Ltd (MSOS) is to be one of a select group of Race Partners for the 2014-15 Global Ocean Race, it was announced today. Providing medical training for the sailors who will undertake one of the world’s toughest sailing feats, MSOS will also work with the GOR Race Organisers during any medical emergencies that occur on the race boats.
Specialists in tele-medical support services and widely considered to be one of the most highly experienced teams in Europe, MSOS has supplied advice to countless offshore and round-the-world races dealing with accidents and injuries ranging from broken bones to dental issues, often providing crucial information via satellite phone. “Offshore racing aboard our fast and powerful GOR40 boats is exhilarating, demanding and has an element of risk involved, which is precisely why many of our skippers have chosen to compete in this race,” says Josh Hall, Race Director of the GOR. “Dr Spike Briggs and Dr Mark Tomson both have backgrounds in offshore racing and a unique insight into the injuries that can be sustained and issues involved on racing yachts. Forewarned is forearmed and we know that the course MSOS will put our sailors through will be appropriate and thorough.”
March 21st, 2013