PHILIPSBURG:— Thanks to the contribution of Island Water World, Spinlock & Essilor the participants of the Kidz At Sea Program will all be able to wear new, high quality lifejackets during sail training and regattas. Island Water World, a longtime supporter of the Kidz At Sea Program secured the sponsorship with Spinlock, one of their suppliers. Spinlock’s ultra lightweight lifejackets are ideal for sailing as they are less bulky than certain models, making it easier to move around the boat swiftly. “All kids involved in the program can swim, but the life jackets provide an additional safety feature when sailing in strong winds and high seas. Fun and safety are the most important aspects of the sailing program. When conditions become a bit more intense, the life jackets are a sensible addition to the sailing gear as the kids are still learning about boat handling and we don’t want to take any unnecessary risks. Besides, some kids actually prefer the lifejackets, it makes them feel more secure and are therefore more comfortable to sail and race hard!” explains President of Kidz At Sea, Garth Steyn.
Source: St. Martin News Network Island Water World, Spinlock and Essilor sponsor life jackets for Kidz At Sea Program.