YPOS Tries….Parasailing!

At YPOS we’re all about trying new stuff, and publishing the experiences to help show off the wonderful things that Seattle has to offer! The YPOS team has previously participated in a distillery tour, Tom Douglas cooking class, hypnosis and many other awesome, ‘think-outside-the-box’ activities.  With summer in full force, we wanted to make sure we enjoyed the outdoors and beautiful weather, in a very unique way.  This activity was all about being high in the sky… we went parasailing!

If you have read my previous articles you know I am not one for heights (read all about last year’s Seaplane tour). But, being afraid has never stopped me from participating in an activity, so I was off to experience what it’s like to fly like a bird and soar with the greatest of ease…ok, not ‘ease’, but you get the drift.  Lizzie Braicks-Rinker (a local badass blogger) and I were lucky enough to get the royal treatment, we had a private parasailing adventure on a boat that can usually hold 15 people (can you say team building activity?).

Parasailing’s concept is pretty simple.  You are helped into a safety harness, life jacket and once you are ready, you are attached to a pulley system slowly sending you up into the air, your parachute opens (look for the very iconic happy smiley face) and before you know it you are high in the sky. Admittedly, Lizzie and I were pretty excited but also a bit nervous.  The experienced crew was able to put our minds at ease, taking us on a quick boat ride before we got up in the air.

Once we were up in the air we realized just how peaceful this ride was! The sounds of the city and boat engines seemed to fade away, enabling us to enjoy a light breeze and beautiful scenery.  For anyone who might still need another reason to parasail, the pictures are pretty perfect, easily making you the envy of all of your Instagram/facebook followers!

Overall, you are going to want to experience this before the crew makes their way back to their home base, Hawaii, in September.  All YPOS members get $10 off  per flyer, use code: “YPOS2018”.  Enjoy! 

 

Jamie Shindler

Jamie Shindler

VP of Marketing and Communications at Young Professionals of Seattle
Jamie Shindler is owner of Blue Crane Works, a local consulting firm specializing in marketing, account management, and creative services for startup and emerging companies (www.bluecraneworks.com).
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