Businesses across Teesside, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Newcastle are being invited to sign up for the
Workplace Sailing Challenge!
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.
Among the venues
taking part is Tees & Hartlepool Yacht Club, where companies can join in by
entering a team of three for an enjoyable six week ‘learn to sail’ course on Wednesday evenings, starting on June 6.
Training will be
on the calm waters of Middleton Harbour in both single and doublehanded
dinghies to suit people with different degrees of agility, with all the
necessary kit and equipment provided.
Teams will then
have the chance to take on other companies in a fun finale to compete for the
title of Workplace Sailing Challenge Champions!
Sam Usher, RYA
North East Regional Development Officer, said: “By connecting with local
companies we’re hoping to show people how easy and fun it is to go sailing
locally after a busy day at work.
“The course is aimed
at beginners, so no prior experience is needed, and over the six weeks RYA
Instructors will help teams to develop their skills so they can sail with
confidence, including learning some basic racing techniques!”
more active workplaces have been proven to have happier and more productive
workforces. Research suggests exercise can reduce absenteeism by up to
23.5% and staff turnover by 16% (Bupa 2015).
Sailing Challenge has been running nationally for two years with benefits for
teams from a variety of organisations, ranging from small independent
firms and schools to large companies such as Aviva.
gained in confidence and morale, got to know their colleagues better and
improved their health - all at an accessible cost compared to traditional
corporate team building activities, at just £99 per person, £297 per team.
Find out more about the Workplace Sailing Challenge and book in your workplace team
today for a whole new adventure!