To sail successfully, you need a crew that works together – having a shared purpose, able to make on-the-spot decisions, good at problem solving and communicating, trusting of one another and actively participating in the goal at hand.
Here’s the five sailing essentials for a successful team building challenge:
1. Take the helm
Teams of 7-18 people are allocated to yachts ranging from 33-45ft. An experienced skipper leads your team; providing positive feedback, encouragement and makes sure each team member is having fun and pulling their weight.
2. Trim the sails
After boarding the boats, teams have a safety briefing and are off to practice their race moves. On-board, co-workers quickly learn they must abandon pre-existing relationships and solve problems together – helping to build team cohesion and break down silos.