Sir Steve Redgrave sails for Disability Snowsport UK at annual Solent Challenge

On 15 September 2016, Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) held their annual corporate team building event, The Solent Challenge, just off the coast of Portsmouth.

Guest of honour at this year’s event was Sir Steve Redgrave and his team of sailors consisted of British Association of Snowsport instructors and their partners (not the usual environment for skiers!). Sir Steve was sailing on a boat that was auctioned at the ParaSnowBall by Talentstream, a corporate training provider (next year’s ParaSnowBall will take place on 4 May 2017).

The aim of the event is for companies and individuals to build their teams on the water whilst also raising money for DSUK. The ten member teams receive a crash course on sailing during the morning of the event and then head out on Sunsail’s fleet of Match first 40 yachts. Once out on the water, the participants, with the help of their skippers and first mates, compete in a series of three races over varying courses.

This year’s event was the best attended Solent Challenge since its inception and it raised over £8,000 for the charity.

DSUK thanks all participants and companies that supported the challenge this year:
The Cooperative Group, Kingsland Drinks, Cordorniu UK, Accolade Wines UK, Watermill Winery, Vinimports, Champagne Lanson, Boutinot Wines, Concha Y Toro, Greene King, Westons Cider Mill, Kopparberg, Pernod Richard UK, Vintage Cellars, Free Run Wines, Enotia & Coe, Tony Jenkin Jones and Famille Perrin Vineyards.

The Solent Challenge will be returning again in 2017, if you’d like to take part please contact

For more information on Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), please click here

Crystal Ski Explorers Run the Richmond Half Marathon

The Crystal management team, Simon Eaton, Nikki Hooper, Tamsin Todd and Jonas Vang traded their ski boots for trainers and run the Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday, September 18, to raise over £1,600 for Disability Snowsport UK.

Big THANK YOU from DSUK for participating and for the continued support.

Note to Editors

About Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK)


Established 39 years ago, DSUK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone, regardless of their disability, can take part and enjoy the thrill of snowsports. It enables those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the non-disabled, and their work is acknowledged and applauded throughout the world. DSUK provides:


  • A network of  local adaptive skiing groups
  • Schools and youth programs
  • Adaptive snowsport schools in Cairngorm Mountain, Breahead, Hillend, Manchester, Tamworth and Hemel Hempstead
  • Training for volunteers, instructors and ski-centre staff
  • Support for the British Parasnowsport
  • Overseas activity weeks in Europe and America
  • Advice, information and support.


Contact for more information: Keira Young, 01479 861 272,

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