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Zip up, clip up and get on board


Your lifejacket is your friend - zip up, clip up and get on board

If there’s one message from Maritime NZ’s ‘Prep, Check, Know’ that WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) wants boaties to take on board this is it: WEAR A LIFEJACKET!

“Last year 27 recreational boaties lost their lives and 18 of them could have been saved had they been wearing a lifejacket,” says WAI’s Chief Executive Jonny Gritt.

“Wearing a lifejacket should be a habit, not a hassle.”

In support of Safer Boating Week (16-23 October) and the Safer Boating Forum, of which WAI is a member, we are seeking to emphasise this important water safety issue but in a different way with ‘Walk the Plank’ and #wearit4work photo competition.

“You’ve witnessed the wonderful Wellington wharf jump, now check out the plank,” says Jonny.

At high noon, Monday 19 October, representatives of our communities, council, water safety sector and rescue services will gather at Westhaven Marina to zip up, clip in and walk the plank, in to Auckland’s chilly waters.

WAI’s campaign does have a serious undercurrent in that that we are asking people to reflect on the importance of wearing a lifejacket and to take action. It quite simply could save your life.

“We want to see an aquatically confident Auckland, free from drowning, and urge everyone to play their part, it’s not rocket science. Whatever aquatic activity you are planning in the coming weeks, have fun and enjoy our beautiful waters safely.” says Jonny.

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