Where the challenge isn't just to build the best raft, avoid going for a swim and WIN the race,
it's to put all your creativity, leadership, communication & collaboration skills to the test as well.
Raft building is not only fun filled and lighthearted, it is also mentally stimulating and physically challenging, with a lot of focus on team work, design, problem solving, trust (especially of those who tie the knots), communication, leadership and co-ordination. Failures in any of these could result in your team going in circles, adding a new definition to the meaning of sink or swim, or just testing the temperature of the water sooner than expected.
After a safety brief, an introduction to the limited materials available and examples of some of the techniques for fastening everything together, your tasks, within limited timescales will be to:
DESIGN : BUILD : TEST : PADDLE : DISMANTLE
A Winning Raft
(for a winning team)
A maximum of 4 paddlers and 1 passenger will be permitted on each leg of the race.
Team members must swap over after each leg of the race.
Treasure hunt and quiz tasks must be completed in order to progress
On completion of the race, the rafts must be fully dismantled, with all items laid out as they were originally found.
** TEAM TACTICS & CO-ORDINATION ARE ESSENTIAL **
RESULTS & PRIZE GIVING
Race results will be totalled up with the points from the other tasks within the challenge (and any bonus points), with the final positions being announced and prizes given to the winning team.
So it's definitely is a case of PADDLERS BE AWARE of the bonus points
The winners of the race, will not necessarily be the team that wins the event.
The safety of participants is paramount to us and we provide:
Safety briefs : Safety boat : Helmets & Gloves : Buoyancy Aids : Trained Staff
Options for non swimmers : First aiders & equipment : Risk Assessments : £5m Public Liability
We can run this event at our lake in Wraysbury and a number of alternative venues that include:
River Thames (multiple locations) : Luton Hoo : Crowne Plaza (Marlow) : Monkey Island (Maidenhead)
River Cam : Wokefield Estate ( Reading)
In addition, we are able to run raft building at any suitable venue, should you have access to one that is more suitable to your location and needs