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CAPS helps to break world record

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article image Participants on Cottesloe beach, WA created a new official world record for the longest line of giant inflatable Havaianas in open water
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Caps Australia has, once again, extended its support to the Havaianas’ Australia Day Thong Challenge 2015. This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the event, and CAPS’ third year as a participant.

The Havaianas’ Australia Day Thong Challenge brings thousands of people onto beaches across Australia every year as they try to create a new world record for the largest number of oversized inflatable thongs out on the ocean, all in a fun attempt to raise money for lifesaving services.

For the third year in a row, CAPS offered their support to the worthy cause, supplying air compressors for inflating 3,000 thongs in the time required to hold the event. CAPS service managers in each participating state delivered the required compressors to specified venues on the Sunday prior to the event, cheerfully donating their time on their day off.

This year’s Havaianas’ Australia Day Thong Challenge had the biggest turnout on record. Participants on Cottesloe beach, WA also created a new official world record for the longest line of giant inflatable Havaianas in open water, smashing the previous year’s record of 2,099 with 2,207 participants on white and gold glitter-filled Havaianas before a crowd of 8,000 spectators.

The 2015 Havaianas’ Australia Day Thong Challenge helped raise $69,000 for Surf Lifesaving Nippers of Australia, a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 years to surf lifesaving. Organisers were thrilled with the result and expressed their thanks to all participants and supporters, including CAPS.

Event organiser Urban was appreciative of CAPS’ compressor equipment and service and looks forward to the company’s participation in the event next year. CAPS’ Business Development Manager Ian Hansen also thanked their service managers around the country for their enthusiasm and help with the coordination.

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