Making a splash: Our Dusseldorf team try their hand at water sports!
This summer our Dusseldorf team was faced with a very tough decision... what does a team that’s done it all do for their social team-building event?
This active bunch has experienced everything from caving and quad biking, to bowling and a master chef class. So after much deliberation they decided to try their hands at water skiing and wakeboarding – something none of the team had done before - at the Wasserski Langenfeld.
Langenfeld town is located in the North-Rhine-Westphalia in the district of Mettmann, between Dusseldorf and Cologne. Wasserski Langenfeld, described as “the green oasis in between the metropolis”, has four full sized waterski cables and is one of the most diverse wakeboard parks in the world! One of the reasons why it plays host to some of the world’s best wakeboarders.
The team had booked a private ski cable run, where they were each paired with a waterskiing instructor. After half an hour of learning how to ride the waves without falling off, they were ready to brave the water alone! The adrenalin junkies were soon racing down the lake and ready to move on to the wakeboards. Wakeboarding is very similar to snowboarding, and wakeboarders usually do the same tricks and flips as snowboarders, although our first timers weren’t quite ready for the tricks yet!
After two hours of splashing, swimming and skiing, the team dried off and huddled around a warm fire at the Wasserski Langenfeld’s campsite. They had reserved a sheltered, cosy campsite area where they enjoyed a traditional BBQ, toasted marshmallows, listened to music and had a drink or two...
“We were really struggling to find the perfect activity for this years’ event, but I think waterskiing and wakeboarding has been the best yet. Although it was very challenging, it was great to learn a new skill”, said Richard Stassen, Area Manager.
“Having joined Michael Bailey Associates just three months ago, this was my first social team-building event. It was a fantastic opportunity to really get to know my colleagues and experience something completely new together” IT Consultant, David Paul van EE.
Now, just how will they find a way to top this years’ event next summer? Start researching now Dusseldorf!