Take on the Workplace Sailing Challenge this summer

17/05/2018

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Fancy going sailing with your workmates? This summer, sailing is part of the national Workplace Challenge which aims to promote sport, physical activity and healthy living across the UK’s workplaces.

For the sailing challenge, you can sign up for a six week evening ‘learn to sail’ course with your colleagues at a participating local sailing venue and then put your new skills to the test in the Workplace Sailing Challenge Regatta where teams will battle it out to be crowned the Champion Workplace.

“We’re really excited about being part of the Workplace Challenge this summer. By connecting with companies across the UK we hope to show people how easy and fun it is to go sailing and windsurfing locally after a busy day at work” explains RYA Regional Development Officer Robbie Bell.

“The sessions will be run at RYA Training Centres and we’re looking for teams of three colleagues to enter and learn the basics of sailing in just six weeks. Workplace teams will then have the chance to take on other companies to compete for the title of ‘Workplace Sailing Challenge Champions”.

Participating venues in the East include:

Cambridgeshire:

  • Grafham Water Sailing Club

Norfolk:

  • Whitlingham Adventure
  • Norfolk Broads Yacht Club
  • Norfolk Schools Sailing Association
  • Norfolk Broads School of Sailing
  • Horning Sailing Club

Suffolk:

  • Alton Water Sports Centre

Essex:

  • Brightlingsea Sailing Club

Bedfordshire:

  • Priory Sailing Club
  • Stewartby Water Sports Club
  • Brogborough Lake Members Association

Hertfordshire:

  • Fishers Green Sailing Club

The Workplace Sailing Challenge starts from 04 June and costs just £99 to take part. More information about the programme and how to take part can be found at http://www.rya.org.uk/wpsc

 

About the RYA

The RYA is the national body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating.  It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.
 
The RYA is recognised by all government offices as being the negotiating body for the activities it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 110,000 personal members, the majority of whom choose to go afloat for purely recreational non-competitive pleasure on coastal and inland waters. There are an estimated further 500,000 boat owners nationally who are members of RYA affiliated clubs and class associations.
 
The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. More than 250,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
 
The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone.  For more information please refer to our web site www.rya.org.uk 
You can find the RYA at RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA