Salus Abacus


$188.95 CAD


  • The thrill and satisfaction of harnessing the wind and directing your dinghy to move and perform is an experience only sailors know. Designed for sailors by sailors, the Salus Abacus sail vest frees you to get the most out of your adventures. The tapered front, 8-points of adjustment, ergonomic pocket and rounded edges, combine to enhance your fit, comfort and performance while on the water—or in it!

    This product is made in Canada
  • “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.”

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    “Slowly, but surely…”
    Canadian Yachting Magazine
    April 2003

    Slowly, but surely, Salus Marine is making waves and its presence known everywhere. Rumors report that Canadian sailing team members are getting huge payoffs for their jackets on trade when they travel abroad. Salus is a sponsor of the Canadian Yachting Association’s high performance coaches and the national team.

    The jacket we looked at blends the ease of movement for the arms in a unique one-piece design. What we loved, too, was the side zipper that allowed easy on and off when a quick change to a smock or splash top was needed.

    A tight fit does nothing to constrict any movement in any direction, it’s design speaks to its designer’s DNA, obviously a sailor who has smartly incorporated a unique “ergonomically” designed larger pocket with an easy to open zipper positioned diagonally on the side. Kudos Salus!

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