Mark Covell - Marine Consultant, Exposure Lights

After a successful career as a professional sailor, Mark has enjoyed using his experience to consult and inform both public and business.

Professional Sailor (1992-2015) - Volvo Ocean Race crew (2008-2009) - GBR Challenge British America’s Cup crew  (2003-2004) - Silver medallist Sydney Olympic Games (2000) - Five times World Champion in 5.5m Class (1996-2003) - World Champion in Etchells 22 (1995). Tactician and helmsman on three editions of the Sydney to Hobart race.

He has witnessed winds up to 75 knots from deep in the southern ocean, while racing onboard a 105 foot catamaran as part of an Omani racing crew. Over 22,000 miles sailed. While working for the Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the race control team, he was on duty to receive the Mayday call from stricken yacht ‘Vestas’ after hitting a reef in the Indian Ocean. Tragically Mark lost his teammate and friend Glyn Charles in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race. Teaming up with Exposure lights has been a wonderful opportunity to help develop MOB equipment.

MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop - April 2019
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High Power Portable LED Work Lights with built in MOB Technology

Exposure OLAS is built on innovation for performance lighting and safety products for the marine sector. Exposure Lights are more than just torches, they combine high powered LED search capabilities with patented MOB Technology and precision engineering to create floating, water activated strobes. This enables crews to not only use the light to search, but also as a position indicating light when in the water. Extensive knowledge has been gained through a close working relationship with the world's top offshore sailing teams where reliability and function are mandatory night and day in extreme conditions for extended periods. The company’s heritage in portable LED lighting from the Search and Rescue market has driven the MOB technology which can now be found as standard on all Volvo Ocean Racing yachts along with the RAW Pro head torch, which has become the professional sailor's choice.

Whilst innovating lighting solutions for offshore racing the design team learnt a lot about all elements of marine safety and the OLAS technology was developed. OLAS took advantage of the rapidly improving advances in 'connected’ products and mobile devices. Exposure OLAS electrical engineers have harnessed this technology, converting it into an affordable man overboard alarm. The OLAS Bluetooth MOB alert system connects a man overboard tag to a mobile app which is 100% portable. In the event that a crew member has gone overboard, OLAS helps direct the remaining crew to a successful MOB recovery and can aid communication with emergency services.