Team Endeavour Racing is going from strength to strength as it heads into its fourth year supporting the WIS community. Using entry-level power boating (Thundercat Racing) it is able to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to develop, inspire and challenge in a demanding environment during a difficult time while transitioning from a career in the Armed Forces. With its network and variety of experience, it can help develop confidence and skills to promote a rewarding transition into a civilian career.
The project is solely managed, raced and supported by its own WIS personnel and veterans who thrive in a challenging marine environment.
During 2017 the team expanded its capability to offer experience days to veterans wanting to try something new, get that feeling of adrenaline or to be part of a team again. This also set the way for development and training boats to be positioned in both Liverpool and Plymouth thanks to financial support from the Endeavour Fund and Help for Heroes.
In 2018 the team will be racing in the National race series (www.thundercatracing.com) across the UK and aiming for the UIM World Championships in France later in the year.
If you are looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to use sport as a key part of your recovery journey then Team Endeavour Racing have multiple roles open to a variety of experiences. Like many of its racers, you can train up from no boating experience to racing on a national circuit. If racing isn’t for you then the team has other roles on offer as part of their dynamic team from marine engineers (fixing and modifying engines), photographers (capturing the fun as it unfolds), team management/logistics.
“Since starting as a complete novice in Team Endeavour Racing in 2017 I have been in the presence of truly remarkable people, something sadly I miss since being medically discharged, each of whom are completely different and have their own challenges and story. Being part of this remarkable team has allowed me to challenge myself and become an active and integral part of my community. Thank you to the Endeavour Fund for giving me this opportunity, I have my mojo back!”
Wayne Cox, Boat 20
Open to Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) personnel and veterans, Team Endeavour Racing provides a foundation as a transition vehicle to support and empower its members into future employment, training or education with the help of its network, partners and with the use of peer mentoring.