The perfect exercise – challenging the elements with leadership skills, team work & strategy
After a year of being cooped up by covid, what better way to bring your team back together by getting out on the water.
Come join us on Telefonica Black, its team building without any of the ice breakers, trust exercises or eye rolls! Our aim is for you to have a mini adventure aboard a world class racing yacht, and to do that you need to work as a team, trust each other and communicate effectively – all the perks, none of the yawns
What we are offering:
A fun day out on an iconic 70ft race yacht
A natural way to bond your team
An outdoor environment
A sustainable activity harnessing the power of the wind
A genuine adventure
What are the benefits:
Team work, Communication
Active body and mind
Supporting small local business
9am: Guests introduced to the skipper and crew, safety brief, boat tour and life jacket fitting.
Depart for morning sail.
12.30pm: 2 course hamper lunch
Resume sailing – skills, drills, and position changes.
4.30pm: Tea, coffee, cake, or rum!
5pm: Guests depart.
From £3500 per day for unto 12 guests
Professional Skipper and Crew
Wet weather gear
Telefonica V70 Branded t-shirt
2 course lunch, that includes sandwiches, savoury snacks, fruit and dessert.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks
Dockside beverage on return (1 per person, Rum, Gin, Beer, wine, or a soft drink)
Locations we sail to include, Round the Isle of Wight, the Needles and Osborne bay
We depart from Premier Marina in Gosport - Free parking
Extras and upgrades – these occur an additional cost.
Catering and drinks package upgrade. From £20 p/p
Photographer/drone pilot chase rib. £550 per day
Drop off and pick up at different locations.
Branded crew tops, incorporating your company logo. Polo shirts £35 per person, race tops £45p/p
Branded crew bags (made from Telefonica's recycled sails). From £60 p/p
Meals ashore, travel arrangements. accommodation (on boat or ashore).
Of course you want to be the best boss ever - you won't achieve that by sending your team on another day full of ice breakers and worksheets. How about giving them the opportunity to learn a new skill while experiencing some adrenaline and fresh air as you compete to battle for the title of fastest race team onboard Telefonica Black. If you are not already sold, here are three more reasons why you should take your team sailing.
1. You will build a sense of team and trust
Operating a 70ft racing yacht is not a one man job, it will take your entire team working together to hoist sails, trim, navigate and helm to get some speed going. To do this you all must communicate and work together to make sure everything is done to complement each other. Everyone’s job is important and you will all depend on each other to keep things going smoothly as the wind changes.
Spending the whole day on board means you can all try out the different positions and share your knowledge with each other as you pass along your jobs - and don’t worry if you cant remember everything our team will be there to guide you along and keep you safe.
2. Encourage healthy competition
As part of your team building day you will use your newly acquired skills to take on a challenge. Your team will sail a preset course where you can compete against previous teams for the best time. This definitely brings out the competitive edge as you work together to tack and gybe around the cans, making the boat build speed as you go.
You will witness your team grow in confidence as they manage to improve each evolution with every practice. There will be lots to compare back in the office.
3. Revels hidden talents
With such a variety of people taking part in sailing and with no special skills required people often surprise themselves at the things they are capable of. Your team will have the opportunity to perfect their leadership skills, communication ability and organisation as you get to grips with the running of the boat. These skills can all be brought back to the office and applied to a wide variety of situations.
You will be happy to hear that no prior sailing experience is required from any of your team as our professional team will be on board for the duration of your trip to help and guide you where we can. We will go at a pace the team is comfortable with and each individual can do as much or as little as they wish.
Just get in touch to get your team building adventure started - your team will thank you for it!