In association with Cardiff International White Water and Sixt Rent-a-Car, the Cardiff Branch of the Jubilee Sailing Trust is putting together the second annual JST White Water Challenge and is looking for companies and individuals to enter a team.
24 rafts of 6 paddlers along with an experienced "rafter" (provided by CIWW) will compete in three race sessions to complete the 250m of raging rapids of the CIWW course in the fastest times. There are trophies for the fastest in each race session and also for the fastest time on the day.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust is best known for the challenge of Tall Ship sailing with crews of all physical abilities working side-by-side on equal terms. In the spirit of the JST, each raft will be expected to have one paddler with a physical or sensory disability amongst the 6 paddlers.
Not every team that enters will be able to provide their own disabled paddlers and the JST are working in partnership with local disabled people’s charities to nominate individuals with physical or sensory disabilities who would like to participate.
Event Co-ordinator Lyndsey Chivers from Sixt Rent-a-Car says "We are looking for teams that are prepared to get wet by accepting the challenge of tackling Cardiff’s exhilarating White Water course ... and help a good cause at the same time.
The JST is working with local disabled peoples’ charities on this project and we would like to think that working as part on a team of mixed physical abilities as part of the JST White Water Challenge will encourage individuals to move on to adventure of Tall Ship sailing on Lord Nelson later in the year"
For more information on event contact:
John Stanton - 07932 657094
Lyndsey Chivers - 07880 635363
Request Entry Forms at www.jst-cardiff.org.uk