To mark the launch of THE LONG WAY UP, and as one of Turn to Starboard’s main sponsors, Ultra was invited to take part in a sailing day on 1 September at Falmouth, Cornwall.
The opportunity included meeting with Turn to Starboard personnel, gaining an in-depth of awareness of the work they undertake, their experiences and drivers for establishing the charity. The briefing, led by Turn to Starboard CEO and founder, Shaun Pascoe, was an inspiring start to proceedings:
“Listening to the life changing stories of those who’ve benefitted from being referred to the charity gave us a unique opportunity to understand the contributions we make as part of our social responsibility.” Sue Racster
Attended by four other defence company sponsors, crewing 5 ships, including the Spirit of Falmouth (Tall Ship), an unforgettable experience was had by all. Seven representatives from across Ultra UK took part in the event.
Some, more adventurous than others, took the opportunity to bunk down on the boats overnight before their day at sea. Together with their qualified Turn to Starboard skippers, Team Ultra crewed 2 boats on the day: the September and Coralee.
Many of the team had no sailing experience but stepped up when offered the opportunity to take the helm, help with tacking maneuvers and, most importantly, putting a brew on! Others took the opportunity to pay close inspection to the sea whilst leaning overboard and having a tactical vomit!