Corporate sailing events

Take the boardroom to the ocean

Sunsail Events and our partners have delivered team building and corporate sailing events for more than 20 years. Our passion for sailing, our partners' experience and your knowledge of your team will ensure that your chosen itinerary creates real value for your business.

Our dedicated corporate sailing events team works with you to ensure that your event achieves your set objectives. A Sunsail corporate sailing event is a great way to move your business forwards, whether by treating your clients, rewarding your staff or providing an opportunity to foster team unity. To see a full list of our Events offerings, click here.

Your personal Sunsail event coordinator will work with you to design a bespoke corporate events package. Whether you want challenging sailing and competitive racing or prefer a day of leisurely sailing in a relaxed, fun environment, a Sunsail sailing event can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Call 02392 222221 or email events@sunsail.com for further information.

Destination

Our corporate events programmes take place in the heart of UK sailing at our Port Solent base, but we can also tailor a bespoke itinerary in any of our worldwide bases. Whether you want to sail close to home or in exotic locations such as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean or the South Pacific, we'll take care of every detail from flights and transfers to accommodation and catering.

Our Port Solent base is home to the world’s largest one-design fleet of charter yachts, and the area is suitable for all levels of sailor. This ancient and noble sailing area is home to the spectacular Portchester Castle, famous historic ships and the iconic Spinnaker Tower.

  
 
 

Programmes

Sunsail offers corporate sailing programmes for one or two days, including an overnight stay aboard your yacht. Your personal Sunsail event coordinator will work with you to design a bespoke programme to meet the specific requirements of your business, regardless of your team's sailing experience.

We offer a full corporate events service, so your company’s time can include regattas and inter-industry company challenges, relaxed cruising in the waters of The Solent and corporate hospitality and entertainment on shore.

We can assist with with company incentives, conferences, team building, management training, branding and sponsorship—all elements of a successful and productive corporate sailing event.

One-day programme

Typical itinerary:

8:30am: Breakfast on arrival at the marina.

9am: Guests introduced to Sunsail Skipper.

9.30am: Stow kit onboard yachts followed by a safety brief and yacht familiarisation. Depart for morning sail.

12.30pm: Lunch on board. An alcohol pack including champagne, wine and beer can be provided at an additional cost.

2pm: Fun race begins. Sunsail skippers will helm over the start line, and then it's over to your crew to put their new skills to the test.

4pm: Return and hand over yachts.

4.30pm: Afternoon tea and cake.

5pm: Guests depart at their leisure.

  • Please note that timings are approximate and dependent on weather conditions.
Corporate events programme includes
  • Hire of one of our identically matched fleet of Sunsail Match First 40s, Sunsail skipper and wet weather gear for 10 people.
  • Tea, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival in the Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club.
  • Two-course buffet lunch on board
  • Soft drinks pack including tea, coffee, water, cola, lemonade and orange juice.
  • Tea and cake reception on return to Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club.
  • All pre-event and on-site management.

Overnight programme

Typical itinerary

Day one evening

7pm: Arrive at Port Solent, meet your Sunsail skipper and stow kit onboard yachts. Safety briefing and yacht familiarisation.

8.30pm: Dinner at the Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club overlooking Port Solent marina. Guests sleep on board yacht overnight.

Day two

8am: Tea, coffee, bacon butties and Danish pastries served in Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club.

9am: Return to yachts and depart for practice sailing in The Solent.

12.30pm: Anchor off Isle of Wight for a buffet lunch and soft drinks on board. An alcohol pack including champagne, wine and beer can be provided at an additional cost.

2pm: Fun race begins. Sunsail skippers will helm over the start line, then it's time to put your skills to the test.

4.30pm: Return the boat to Port Solent and hand over yachts.

5pm: Afternoon tea and cake served in Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club.

5.30pm: Guests depart at leisure.

  • Please note that timings are approximate and dependent on weather conditions.

Why choose corporate sailing events?

Our stunning location overlooking Port Solent marina offers the option of pre or post-sail meetings in our conference rooms before heading out on the water for an unforgettable team building event.

Whether you need to build closer relationships with your clients, say thank you to your staff or offer an incentive package to your sales teams, a corporate sailing event with Sunsail promises excellent sailing and fantastic value for money.

Corporate sailing events offer the perfect platform for creating a level playing field, allowing team members to display qualities which remain hidden within the office environment. Amateurs can test their skills against professionals in internationally recognised waters and experience the atmosphere and excitement of a competitive racing event.

Whatever you want to achieve from your day, yacht racing gives the event a real focus. Whether or not your crew wins, your guests will have great fun and benefit from a real sense of achievement.

Sunsail is now certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) to international level for sustainable event management.

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