Pacifica Sailing Charters Team Building Challenge
We offer a robust team building sailing program
that organizations use for many purposes; as rewards; to build camaraderie among new or
changing teams; to learn new skills and insights for achieving better results in their
organizations. Sailing is rich with business client button parallels. It is an activity that
succeeds with teamwork, communication, on-the-spot problem solving and solid
"The Pacifica Sailing Charters Team Challenge" is
a 3-hour team-building sailing regatta which creates a unique opportunity for a company to enhance
the team spirit of a select group of participants.
We split up groups into smaller teams of six
sailors per yacht. Along with our US Coast Guard Licensed Skipper/ Team Building leader and
crewman, we guide and instruct all participants in the rudiments of sailing as they practice in a
fun, teambuilding sailing race.
The participants can use their new skills in the
challenge of competition and working together as a cooperating team.
All yachts involved use the team work needed to
sail and win the race. The sail is not over strenuous for any of the participants. Participants
should be in average health conditions to compete.
Need to accommodate a larger
We have also added a
beautiful 82' America's Cup Race Boat, beautifully restored and ready to accommodate up
to 24 guests. This boat is perfect Team Building and Bachelore parties.
Team Building: Team building may be boring at work, but on Stars
& Stripes, it is FUN! America’s Cup Class race boats, because of their size, power and
complexity, demand a level of teamwork rarely seen anywhere else.
maneuver from raising a sail to tacking or jibing, requires communication, cooperation and teamwork
from every member of the crew. There is no better training platform on which to learn the skills
necessary to work together towards a common goal.
teambuilding is your priority, we can create a custom program for your group. This can
America’s Cup history overview
Dockside instruction on individual crew functions
Hands on instruction and rotation through all crew positions while underway
Work together as you handle the lines and sail the ship through beautiful San Diego Bay or into the
ocean to watch the dolphins and whales, as well as tons of sea life.
USA-11 was used by Dennis Conner in his 1995 campaign as a trial horse and then
sold to the US Virgin Islands America’s Cup Challenge to be used in the 2000 America’s Cup races.
After surviving several hurricanes, including one that sunk her, USA-11 was purchased in 2002,
shipped to Miami to be completely refurbished and then sent across the country to be part of the
San Francisco Challenge Series fleet. In 2006, she was brought home to San
Need to accommodate an even LARGER
Our 55-foot custom designed steel hull ketch is stable and
strong, yet sleek and smooth at sea.
Take part in hoisting and trimming the sails, steering through
the entrance of the bay, or sit back, relax, and soak up the sun and
Our three-hour excursion is just right for enjoying the views of
the city of San Diego Bay and the the ocean beyond.
We specialize in large groups, so
let us custom design your
special Team Building event for your group of up to 27
Ready for the ULTIMATE Team Building
Do you have a large Team Building event you would like to
Do you have a competitive group of sales people that want to race
each other and learn the art of sailing while having the best time in their
Then this challenge is for you. This
team building sailing challenge on the San Diego Bay is a great way to bring your people
together and reward hard working employees with the experience of a
This Team Building Sailing event is designed for everyone,
sailors and non-sailors alike, yung and old. Previous sailing experience is not required and
physical condition is never an issue, it’s about teamwork and a desire to
Comfortable seating is available in a protected cockpit so no one
gets wet! Sailing is done on the flat protected waters of San Diego’s stunning bay. Sunny and 75
degree temperatures allow for year round sailing.
friendly captains will get each team up to speed with boat handling skills and patiently teach them
how to race the boat.
We organize everyone into groups of four to six persons and
introduce each group to their U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. Your captain will provide a safety
orientation, assign crew positions and demonstrate how to work together as a team and
All yachts will proceed to the starting area to
check-in with the race committee. Each yacht will have a copy of the race course, starting
sequence, times and sailing terminology, Just like the professional sailors.
We allow each team plenty of time to practice crew
positions and work together as a team before the start of the race. Using horns and flags the race
committee initiates the countdown to start and the race officially begins. A rating system allows
for handicapping so all are equal when judged at the finish.
Total racing time is typically 2.5 hours and can be
adjusted to meet your schedule. There’s plenty of action, tacking upwind, rounding the marks and
running downwind. Before returning to the dock for the awards celebration, each yacht will have the
duration of the regatta to pleasure sail and explore the bay.
Our 27' Catalina 5 Boat Race
Break your teams up into 4-6 persons each boat and race our 27'
Catalina fleet. We have five boats and can accommodate 30 persons for this unique and exciting
challenge. Each boat comes with an experienced skipper, water, and
Our 29' Catalina 8 Boat Race
Break your teams up into 4-6 persons
each boat and race our 29' Catalina fleet. We have eight boats and can accommodate 48
persons for this unique and exciting challenge. Each boat comes with an experienced skipper, water,
Need more boats? How about combining fleets to handle up
Break your teams up into 4-6 persons
each boat and race our entire fleet. That makes 13 boats that can accommodate up to
78 persons for this unique and exciting challenge. Each boat comes with an experienced
skipper, water, and
Both fleets are approximately 3-4 hours each, unless otherwise
These challenges come complete with comittee boat, pin, starters
/ snacks / water and race committee to run the race.
Choose from a
wide variety of catering options: snack baskets, delicious box lunches including deli style
sandwiches, fresh fruits, pasta salads and desserts or a classic wine and cheese affair.
Cooler options include: assorted iced sodas, bottled water and other beverages. Our menu
features many catering options and is available upon request.
Official t-shirts are available to remind the crew of their regatta
photographer and a chase boat can be arranged for high quality video and still images of the
Ranger 37 Challenge
– One Boat (6-7 persons)
Includes Captain, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts with your company
logo and Photographer
Schock 35 Challenge
– Two Boats (8-12 persons)
Includes Captain, Crewman, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and
Romancing the Wind Challenge
- 55-foot custom twin masted ketch (Up to 27 persons)
Includes Captain, Crew, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and
Americas Cup Challenge
– Dennis Connor's 82’ Americas Cup Race
Yacht (Up To 24 persons)
Includes Captain, Crew, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and
Challenge – 5 - 8 Boats (Up To 48
Includes Captains, Team T-Shirts, Snacks, and Water
Cost: $TBD by number of persons participating
The results of Team Challenge can build confidence,
leadership, trust, and teamwork. (Our Team Challenges can accommodate up to 48 people
depending on what package you choose - For detailed information, please read below.
Our fleet is based in San Diego. Our Captains are
seasoned racing captains and are competitive and professional.
The cost includes the Yacht, a USCG Captain / Team Building leader
We developed with the "Team Challenge" sailing program which
parallels concepts in similar corporate development programs such as the "Ropes Course."
We take large groups of people that work for the
same company and bring them together in a different environment: A Sailboat. We proceed to have
them participate in a group sailing race that is fun but can get competitive and challenging,
similar to their outside work environment.
One of the goals we are trying to accomplish is to
sail the yacht as a team, working with your colleagues on building a network together.
In most companies today there are many diverse,
ethnic individuals or different levels of management. Our "Team Challenge" brings everyone
together on our sailboats as an equal in their team.
The United States is beginning to follow other
countries' success by following their group problem solving and teamwork skills. For a long time in
the U.S. everyone seemed to be striving for their own personal success, working independently.
However, when you combine that group strategy, the success results will be obvious. This is another
point we hope our Team Challenge companies walk away with in our program.
TEAMWORK EQUALS SUCCESS AND BETTER
Sailing requires a cooperative team, like a
successful business, with crew members working together to develop a productive, efficient, and an
interactive result. Whether offered as a reward to successful veterans or an incentive for
increased productivity among aspiring staff, or as a catalyst for "breaking the ice" for newly
formed teams, our "Team Challenge" offers an enjoyable, effective, and safe means towards your
We proceed to split a large group up into small
groups of six. Conceivably we can accommodate upwards of 6 - 48 people with 13 yachts and
skippers. Our Skippers are USCG Licensed and have qualities of unsurpassed communication
skills, patience, and the ability to diplomatically instruct the sailing group to sail the
yacht as a true working team.
Each skipper will take their group onboard the
sailing yacht and cover safety gear and basic boat parts and simple functions before departure to
the bay. Once out sailing he will rotate each person in a sailing role and let the crew actually
race the boats.
At a designated time, our chase boat will blow a
horn to signal a 5 minute warning before the start of the Team building race. All boats cross the
starting line with enthusiasm and vigor. We understand that some people have never been on a boat
in their lives, and that's fine. The event is designed with the total newbie in mind.
What's great about this program is that six people
have to work together to make the boat move. Each person is a contributing factor to the equation
of doing their best to make the boat win. Participants can learn more about their other working
mates. Who takes over in a stressful situation? Are those that have the sailing knowledge willing
to teach the others so that the entire boat can sail more effectively, or do they need to show off
their skills and try to single hand the entire boat themselves?
EVERYONE WINS WITH
As you will see from the testimonials below,
the Pacifica Sailing Charters Team Challenge Events are a powerful catalyst for positive change and
accelerated learning. Feel free to call us to discuss your specific needs. Our consultants and
planners will be able to focus our resources on your goals. Includes food and beverages, Team
Shirts, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Video and Photographs.
HERE ARE A FEW COMMENTS FROM PAST TEAM
“I was looking for a unique team building
experience for our team and Mick delivered.
I went onto the boat not knowing a single thing about sailing. By the
end of it I was managing
the head sail and tacking...it was a great learning experience. Mick
did a great job of giving us
directions and organizing the event. He also provided a nice lunch
and was able to customize it
based on dietary concerns. Everyone on staff was easygoing and great
to talk to. I hope that we
can do another event with these guys sometime in the
“Three things are needed to deliver an over
the top Team-Building event:
1. A dynamic presenter who knows team building.
2. An activity that can only be accomplished with team
3. Life changing lessons.
Mick Moore of Pacifica Sailing Charters has
redefined the way these three principles impact performance.
I signed up my team for an "excursion" on Mick's sailboat. He
exceeded my expectations.
The excitement level was huge as we were sailing out into the Pacific
Mick's way of holding every job on the boat at a high level
encouraged participation and warranted team work.
In life not everything goes according to plan and on the sailboat we
got to experience having to work together
and NOT blame each other when things didn't go as planned. Those
lessons are priceless.
I recommend Mick Moore and Pacifica Sailing
Charters of San Diego without the slightest bit of reservation.
The Selling Shop”
Thank you for the pictures.
I wanted to thank you again for a great time last
week. Our Team had a great time, it was the PERFECT way to start a business meeting, down time,
working and communicating as a Team, learning from one-another, learning about sailing from you and
seeing the whales. What a great day. I would highly recommend this activity for any group that
needs to develop more as a concessive Team!
Thank you again.
Scott J. Sarisky
Regional General Manager | Genentech, Inc.| Phoenix,
The Pacifica Sailing Charter Team Challenge is a
unique, adventurous, sailing program for groups of people that work together. It is an excellent
verification of the power that lies in cooperation, communication, confidence, and leadership for
the effective and efficient execution of a sailing challenge.
With the Pacifica Sailing Charter Team Challenge
training program, small teams of six sailors per boat can experience aspects of self-confidence,
leadership, trust, and teamwork. Sailors will expose the potential to excel in a truly cooperative
effort and share in a unique comradery that they may not normally undergo in their usual work
Feel free to contact us to discuss more of the
details to arrange the "Team Challenge" sailing activity for your company.
Download our Team Building Corporate Challenge White Paper
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