Team Building Sailing Programs

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Sailing San Diego Bay

team buildingWe 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 leadership.

“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 in not over strenuous for any of the participants. Participants should be in average health conditions to compete.


Ranger 37 Challenge – One Boat (6-8 persons)
Includes Captain, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $1,800

Schock 35 Challenge – Two Boats (8-12 persons)
Includes Captain, Crewman, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $2,400

Schock 35 Challenge – Three Boats (Up to 18 persons)
Includes Captain, Crewman, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $2,800

Americas Cup Challenge – Dennis Connor’s 82’ Americas Cup Race Yacht (Up To 24 persons)
Includes Captain, Crew, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $3,600


The results of Team Challenge can build confidence, leadership, trust, and teamwork. (Our Team Challenges can accommodate up to 24 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 and one crewman.

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.


team buildingTeam Building Sailing EventIn 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.


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 goals.


team buildingWe proceed to split a large group up into small groups of six. Conceivably we can accommodate 18-24 people with three 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?


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.


“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 future.”
Osman U.
Ashburn, VA

“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 work.
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 Ocean.
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.

Dan Boe
The Selling Shop”


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 environment.

Feel free to contact us to discuss more of the details to arrange the “Team Building Challenge” sailing activity for your company.

Live To Sail
Mick Moore
Pacifica Sailing Charters
USCG Master 50 GT Lic# 3511036
(619) 887-5443

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