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Kickstarting Marine Rescue with a Kite

Rescue kites are now required for some offshore racing. This gives boaters backup propulsion if sail or engine power is lost. The rescue kite system can be easily stowed on any boat and provides peace of mind that you are prepared in the unlikely event of an offshore emergency. The rescue kite can be quickly deployed to provide towing up to 90 degrees across the wind. The kite can also be used to lift distress signals and increase the likelihood of being found at sea.

With thousands of marine emergencies occurring each year, the rescue kite is a good addition to addition to any boat. The main purpose for this Kickstarter campaign is to spread awareness about two new rescue kite systems. The SX Rescue Kite System comes with a 1.8 square meter kite and the RX Rescue Kite System comes with a 3.0 square meter kite. Both systems come ready for operation with control lines, waist harness and a bag. 


Many problems can leave a vessel stranded at sea and the rescue kite can provide towing back to shore. The Pacific Sky Power Rescue Kite can be deployed directly from a boat and is operable by a single person. 

Clip on the waist harness, hold the kite so it fills with wind and then start reeling out. Once the kite is fully deployed, steer with the control bar. If you need a break, just reel in and deploy again when you're ready.

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