A Sydney Harbour bareboat charter is one of those experiences that will stay with you long after you’ve set sail for home and what better playground than Sydney Harbour and its surrounds? If you have sailing experience, you can set your own course for a day or longer and set sail wherever the wind takes you.
Team building activities are an essential element in unifying an office full of different personalities and abilities. Most successful businesses are very rarely built on the individual brilliance of one person but rather on the collaboration and communication of a team of people striving to reach a common goal. Success in sailing is highly dependant on individuals knowing their roles, communicating effectively with each other, adapting to changing circumstances and then merging all those aspects into one cohesive team.Read More
A sailing regatta on Sydney Harbour captures the essence of team building and team building activities. There is a focus on planning and adaptability to change. Team building activities Sydney don’t just start when you board your yacht. A unified and well-prepared team would study a course, inform themselves with upwind and downwind numbers and be well drilled in all aspects of sailboat navigation and handling. The preparation to your team building activity is essential. It is also a simulation of the environment in an office or worksite with constant changes and unknowns being faced by the group who must adapt to deal with the situation. Sailing as a team building activity nurtures the competitive spirit amongst individual team members and instils in them the importance of working together as a team to achieve success.
The importance of team building activities and team building has been highlighted in much literature. In every office there are allegiances and cliques between different groups of employees. Team building activities on a yacht help break down those divisions, create new interactions and instil a level of trust and confidence amongst employees as they strive to succeed. Participants in team building activities will learn more about each other’s strengths and weaknesses and how they can compliment each other to improve communication and team productivity.
At Sailcorp, we specialise in regattas and team building activities with a focus on sailing. We have a wide range of monohull and catamaran sailing yachts and can organise team-building events for smaller groups to take out one yacht, or larger team building groups to take nine to ten yachts. Prior to your arrival our experienced staff will ensure that all yachts are ready for your team building activities. An itinerary will be created for the day and staff will map out a course based on current wind and weather conditions.
Upon arrival to our base at Lavender bay or your pre-arranged start location, each member will be allocated a team and yacht randomly and your team will be inducted with a short briefing and safety induction. Team building is our focus, however safety is paramount. Following your induction, you will get given a quick training course before you and your team are left to your own devices. As the old saying goes, the best way to learn how to swim is to jump in the deep end!
Your crew will quickly learn that to win on the water, they will need to work as a team. That is what team building and team building activities are all about. As wind and weather conditions change so do the demands on the team. Hoisting the mainsail, tacking and out-manoeuvring your opponents are only a few activities your group will have to perform during these team building activities. The thrill of the competition on the water is not the only thing these team building activities are about though. Some may decide to just relax on the deck and enjoy the sunshine and breeze with a drink in hand.
The end of the race won’t mean the end of the team building activities though. Here at Sailcorp, we can arrange a simple BBQ, a fully catered event or even paella in the park. With a drink in hand, everyone can mingle and chat about the thrill of the team building activities they just performed. What better way to bring a team together? New relationships are formed, strengths are identified and the group is invigorated and refreshed to tackle any new challenges in the workplace.
At Sailcorp we promote team building and team building activities because we understand their importance. Browse through the different team building activities that we have on offer or contact our office and one of our experienced staff can tailor a team building activity package suited to your group and its needs.