We will tailor your sailing event to the needs of your team:
- We can organize a tightly structured event or provide a less structured event. Sailing allows your team to enjoy themselves and spend quality time together away from the stresses of the office.
- A perfect way to strengthen relationships with key clients.
- We can arrange Corporate Sailing Charters for parties of 6 on one boat or for 18 using multiple boats for a racing regatta.
All team members get a chance to steer and trim sails. Working together the boat moves quickly as we see the sights of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Bluffs on Lake Pepin.
Our Corporate Team Building events focus on Communication, Problem Solving and Team Competition:
GEM sailing builds effective communication. We will train each team member in different positions (trimming sails, steering, calling tactics, etc). Then we will change positions to let everyone have a chance at the different positions. The crew members’ have fun while learning new skills.
- Problem Solving:
As the team develops skills on the boat we may begin drills such as Man-overboard (MOB) drills. In the case of the MOB drill, the team must retrieve a float dropped into the water with the boat under sail. This is a difficult task and often requires several attempts. Effective communication and problem solving are required.
- Team Competition:
Once the crew has learned some skills, then we go looking for other boats to race. For events of two boats or more, the final task is a race. Our Lady is exceptionally fast on a windy day and we often catch and pass many other boats.
We can arrange a tightly structured event with a serious team-building race, or a more relaxed event that allows people to simply enjoy the scenery. On all trips everyone gets an opportunity to sail the boat. Captain Harry and our other Captains are experienced sailing instructors and we can teach anyone to sail.
Benefits: The benefits of sailing with GEM Sailing on Lake Pepin include effective communication and problem-solving which are important to all teams. Sailing is also a time with no outside distractions, allowing team-members to develop personal connections and bonding that will carry back to the work environment.
Enjoy sailing and also improve your team.