Corporate Team Building and Leadership Challenge Sailing Events

Promoting Extraordinary Leadership and Team Excellence

'Time on the water'

ben1Organisations are relying more and more on individuals and teams to innovate, take the initiative, solve problems and perform at levels never previously attained, or historically thought possible.

Individuals throughout are being encouraged to show leadership: to find their voice and step up to achieve ever rising standards. They need to be visionary and engage others in that vision. They need to seek opportunities for improvement, to experiment and take measured risks yet stay safe. They need to enable others to act, take on responsibilities and work collaboratively for the common good. They need to celebrate people’s achievements and appreciate extraordinary efforts made by colleagues whilst at the same time challenge the status quo and head for more stretching and distant destinations.

So... if that is the challenge, then organisations need to address it with a passion! You need to grant your people the opportunities to first understand and then embrace it.

There is no substitute for ‘time on the water’. Time to think, understand, learn and practise the skills required. Time to demonstrate extraordinary leadership and team excellence. Time on the water can provide a memorable and different way to learn and grow.

Sailing is renowned and ideal for promoting these required traits. Everyone on board has to cooperate to sail the boat- effective skippering must be displayed and all the crew have key roles to play to ensure success and safety.


Sail-Team Excellence can offer:


  • ♦ Tailored Team Building and Management Development activities
  • ♦ Leadership challenges
  • ♦ Strategic and Blue Sky Thinking facilitation
  • ♦ Incentive and Hospitality events

We are frequently asked to design and run team and leadership programmes for major Global and National organisations. We provide brief and stimulating inputs on effective Leadership and Teamwork. We establish challenging experiences and activities that enable people to achieve memorable growth that can be transferred back to their personal and working lives.


When we use sailing as an intensive learning environment we work with teams and individuals to stretch their capabilities and build high level independence and interdependence. All participants get the chance to put new 

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ideas and skills into practice and gain honest, enriching feedback on their performance.

Our skippers, who are also qualified psychologists and yachtmasters, are natural team leaders and know intuitively and professionally what is needed for a team and leader to succeed.

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Benefits and Skills developed can include:

    • ♦ Leadership development
    • ♦ Team building
    • ♦ Visioning away from the office
    • ♦ Motivation and engagement
    • ♦ Peer coaching
    • ♦ Problem solving
    • ♦ Decision making
    • ♦ Sharing and delegation
    • ♦ Enhancing communication
    • ♦ Building a strong cooperative winning spirit
    • ♦ Enhanced self awareness
    • ♦ Self and team confidence
    • ♦ Response to fast changing environments
    • ♦ A sense of fun and adventure

Technical skill enhancement

  • ♦ Helming
  • ♦ Crewing
  • ♦ Skippering
  • ♦ Boat handling
  • ♦ Sail handling and trimming
  • ♦ Navigation

What is the issue you are trying to address?
What would you like to achieve?
Where do you want to get to?
How long does your team need and how much time can you safeguard?
How many of you are there?
We can help you plot your course! 

Several options are available so please contact us to discuss your interest.
Telephone us on  +44(0)1803 722499  +44(0)7813 212119 or e-mail us at enquiries@sail-teamexcellence.com

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