It should comes as no surprise that Brighton, as one of the key central hubs on the south coast, is featured strongly in events organisers Adventure Connections’ extensive line up – particularly when considered in terms of the water sports front. With the English Channel stretching off into the horizon and the summer sunshine just poking through the clouds, it’s the perfect chance to try out the sailing or powerboat experiences you’ve always dreamed of.
Adventure Connections are a dedicated team of planners who really know it all. Offering events and packages the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, this company of ‘party organiser extraordinaires’ is the one-stop shop for group or team-building needs. Whether you’re looking for a way to escape work for a while or just a way to help you get to know your pals better, or maybe you want to let loose with the boys on a stag do, or go wild with the girls on the hen do – you’re in the right place to organise an unforgettable event.
Not only do Adventure Connections find themselves working out of various locations across the country, but they also find themselves providing numerous activities and experiences in each of these locations which can be tailored to be as tame or tough as you please. These range from spa days and VIP club entry to axe throwing and bubble football, from off-road buggy racing to murder mysteries and cracking the Da Vinci Code – rest assured, however weird and wonderful your needs, these guys have you covered.
We decided to head to Hove Lagoon for our experience day last month. Here we were able to try out a variety of water sports in a safer, shallower and more sheltered body of water all whilst still being within sight of the big blue expanse – pretty much as close as you can get to the real thing!
As part of this offer, it’s possible to book an entire weekend at the Lagoon if you wish, with windsurfing, kayaking, raft building and more. Personally, however, a single day was just about long enough to realise that I possess little to no balance on a stand up paddle board, and that I stand absolutely no chance out on the open ocean just yet. I did, however, become hooked on the sport that is sweeping the globe – wakeboarding. I will absolutely be returning to try it again with the hope that after a little (or a lot) more practice, I may be able to follow my fellow participants out to sea. For all my failed SUP attempts, I fared surprisingly better at wakeboarding. Come the evening and our time to sit out in the sun with a beer and a BBQ, I was admittedly exhausted, but relaxed and quite content. This part of the day posed no challenge to me – I even have a feeling I excelled at it…