From the 1970 penlight that helped save the crew on the Apollo mission to the EPIRBs mounted by the companionway of cruising yachts all over the world, ACR Electronics has been manufacturing lifesaving equipment for military forces, aviation and space programmes, and for maritime and outdoor enthusiasts around the world, for decades.
In that time, ACR beacons have been activated to save thousands of people at sea and on land.
Now, to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary, ACR has teamed up with Sailing Today to run a competition to win an ACR maritime safety pack worth £250. Please note that this competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.
An updated and high-tech version of the grab bag, the safety pack includes:
rapidDitch Express Bag
Grab bag that will float containing a load of up to 15lb (6.8kg) of gear. It is made from tough, water-resistant fabric and self-repairing, corrosion-resistant zippers, and is reflective. Unhook the shoulder straps and they transform into two 4ft safety harnesses designed to keep everyone connected while in the water.
Waterproof personal distress light with 20 lumen LED that operates for 30 hours and is approved by SOLAS and the US Coastguard. It activates manually or when immersed in water. Lashing loops on the side allow it to be mounted and there’s also a clip to slide over an oral inflation tube for storing it inside a lifejacket
A buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon. At 150g and 11cm long it is small and light enough to be stored inside a lifejacket. Emits three signals: GPS positioning, 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz for homing. Also includes a built-in strobe light.