Pit your wits against everything the deep blue seas can throw at you on a challenge that will test your endurance and expertise to the limit. Elaine Aronson, Challenges Editor at timeoutdoors, explains.
When it comes to raising money for good causes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. It seems every stretch of land has been covered in the name of charity. It stands to reason, therefore, that to truly turn heads and generate money for your chosen cause, it’s time to look to the sea.
Ever since David Walliams completed his remarkable swim across the channel, then up the Thames, for Sport Relief, watersports have been on the rise on the charitable scene. One area that remains relatively untapped, however, is charity sailing challenges.
One of the most common forms of charity sailing challenges is around-the-clock sailing adventures. These will test the endurance of the mind, as well as the body, as you battle the wind and waves, navigating your way around the course and to the finish line.
Of course, the difficulty of the challenge you undertake should be dictated by your experience and expertise. Sailing in teams is the best way of ensuring success, and maximum fundraising, as you are able to support each other through the difficult moments and revel in the camaraderie that comes from being part of a team facing, and completing, a daunting task.
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