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Plain Sailing for the Port of Southampton – ABP are supporting The Rainbow Centre

Posted: June 7, 2017 Time: 4:09 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

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Glorious sunshine made it a spectacular day on the water for teams taking part in the ABP Southampton RIO Olympic Golds Challenge.

It was an opportunity for staff from the port and members of the port community to take to the water and raise money for a great cause – the ABP Southampton Charity of the Year, the Rainbow Centre.

A number of brave individuals from ABP Southampton are attempting to re-enact every one of the 27 Gold Medals won at the 2016 Rio Olympics by team GB. They are being joined by teams with a spirit for adventure drawn from businesses based on the port.

Businesses taking part in the sailing challenge included Solent Stevedores, DP World and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Line.

Achieving the challenge within the year will involve some feats of stamina, learning new skills and overcoming a variety of personal and group challenges.

The events are 10k and 5k running, a triathlon, cycling, swimming, diving, canoeing, rowing, sailing, gymnastics, golf, horse riding, tennis, hockey, boxing and taekwondo.

ABP Southampton Project Engineer Gideon Aymes, said: “It was a great day and nice to meet up with people from around the Port Community outside of our normal working relationships.”


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