Emily’s Code

17 May 2022

Launched by Emily Gardner’s family, this simple code highlights factors that are essential for safe boating. Emily’s Code aims to prevent accidents at sea by highlighting key safety messages and leaves a legacy in memory of 14-year old Emily Gardner.

On 2nd May 2015, Emily drowned in a boating accident due to an ill-fitting buoyancy aid snagging on the cleat of a capsized speedboat. Emily’s Code Highlights some of the hazards that contributed to Emily’s accident.

Emily’s parents launched the Code with the support of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), HM Coastguard, British Water Ski and Wakeboard and the RNLI to raise awareness for small boat owners and users.

Emily's code

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