Corporate sailing

Team building and corporate events

Leave other corporate events standing

Welcome to the world’s most electrifying team meetings. Throw the proverbial box away and focus on true teamwork in an adventurous and challenging environment. Our events team has delivered corporate sailing packages for over 20 years. From staff training days to team building sessions, hospitality, and industry regattas, Sunsail corporate events provide tailor-made programmes with added passion, thrills and adventure. We think it beats a Powerpoint presentation, anyway.

Our event coordinators will organise every detail on your behalf, from travel, accommodation and catering to entertainment and branding. We'll tailor your experience to your exact needs, aspirations and budget, whether you're land-lubbers or seasoned sailors. Leave the office behind and take to the seas for an unforgettable corporate event.

See here for a full list of Sunsail Events

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.


What's included?

  • Sail under the guidance of expert skippers and crew.
  • No experience needed. Many beginners are inspired to learn to sail after an event, and we ofer discounted courses from our Portsmouth base.
  • Turnkey solutions – we can arrange every detail, including travel, accommodation, food, drinks, entertainment, boat branding and even prizes!
  • We have a fleet of 30 identical high-performance Sunsail Match First 40 yachts, for groups from 5 to 300 people.

  • Sail from your ideal location. We’re more flexible than ever, and can meet you in Port Solent, Gunwharf Quays, Hamble, or the Isle of Wight. Wherever you want to be, we will be. 
  • We ofer a huge range of pre-organised industry races and regattas in the UK.
  • Corporate, racing, team building, charity and training packages available.

  • Insights Discovery program, incorporating psychometric profiling with water and land-based activities relating to your team’s requirements.

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.

With Sunsail, your event is in safe hands. You have the security of booking with the only sailing events company that is ABTA and ATOL bonded, and we’re the only sailing events company to be accredited with BSI’s ISO20121 award for sustainable event management.


More information and bookings

For more information call our Events team at 02392 222 221 or [email protected]. View our Events Calendar here