Restube brings security at water sports events
For participants and organizers
Safety clearly has top priority at water sports events. Therefore, organizers worldwide take advantage of Restube and integrate the small yellow buoy into their security concept. In 2019, Restube was used, mostly mandatorily, by participants at over 70 swimming, kite, SUP and triathlon events, thereby increasing the safety of more than 15,500 water sports athletes.
Restube was the official safety partner for all 10 events of the Austrian Swim Open in 2019. Philipp Kennedy, co-founder of the Austrian Swim Open: “We are very happy to have found a loyal partner at our side with RESTUBE. Restube gives our athletes security, creates equal terms across the starting field and supports water rescue and us as organizers – we love Open Water Swimming.”
More freedom and safety in the water
Restube offers water sports enthusiasts of all kinds more safety and freedom during their activities. When packed, the 70 cm long buoy is so small and light, that when attached around your waist or on your equipment it doesn’t bother you. At around 200 grams, the bag is almost weightless in the water and even when inflated, Restube does not interfere with your swimming motion. The buoy can easily be pulled behind you and diving through waves is easy, too.
Restube accompanied the participants of the Allgäu SwimRun for the fourth time this year. The SwimRun is a competition over several hours, in which the participants alternate between trail running and open water swimming stages. Barbara Seidel from Swimrun Allgäu: “We are convinced of Restube and as a result feel more secure as an organizer. The individual swimming distances are not short and monitoring with the spread starting field is not always easy.”
Restube, the safety back-up
At many events, Restube is carried in the bag and serves as a safety back-up. If the athlete needs additional buoyancy – because of a cramp or exhaustion – a short pull on the trigger is enough for the Restube to inflate a buoy with 75 N of buoyancy in only a few seconds. This is sufficient to keep an adult’s airways afloat. In addition, the athlete can draw attention to themselves with the yellow buoy and is quickly seen by rescue workers even in a wide field of starters: A decisive advantage for the work of lifeguards and the water rescue services.
Restube was safety partner for all 12 races of the EuroTourSUP 2019, in which the top stars of the scene fought for important points in the World Cup. Belar Diaz of EuroTourSup about the cooperation with RESTUBE: “The reason why we chose Restube is that it is very easy to use and does not affect the performance of the athletes during the race.”
Restube at the triathlon
Peter Mayerlen from the Baden-Württemberg Triathlon Association (BWTV) about Restube: “I have already tested Restube myself in open water training and found it to be very good and practical. I think that it can also be used in competition without any problems, especially at long distances. Regarding the use at triathlons though I currently rely more on recommendations and voluntariness – therefore permission from the regulations is a first step in the right direction. I think that as a next step, individual organizers will use the buoys and then they will continue to prevail in the medium term due to the increasing requirements for security at events. “
For many organizers RESTUBE is already an important and indispensable partner when it comes to the safety of the participants in the water. Also, because the integration of Restube into the safety set-up is very easy. The buoys can be bought or only be borrowed by the event organizer and upon request, all participants can be instructed by RESTUBE staff. Participants can also buy Restube for private use at a discounted event price on site. If wanted RESTUBE is very happy to participate with an exhibition stand and event materials such as beach flags, buoys, giveaways and prizes for the winners.
All events with Restube are labelled with the “Safety Partner” seal!
Restube was safety partner at the legendary RedBull Coast2Coast, the longest kitesurfing race in the world. 600 participants gave it a go at the 40-kilometre route from Niobe Beach on Fehmarn (Germany) to Rødbyhavn (Denmark) and back.
In addition to providing individual safety for event participants, RESTUBE also offers to equip the safety teams with Restube lifeguard. The special version of Restube for professional rescue was developed in close cooperation with the SLRG as well as lifeguards from the RLNI, German lifeguards and the water rescue service. Clemens Menge from the DLRG Konstanz explains the many advantages of Restube lifeguard in rescue here.
During the full moon swimming as part of the Austrian Swim Opens 2019, Restube was equipped with LEDs. Visibility of the 250 participants was therefore guaranteed during night time!
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