Sailing is the perfect choice for your team building event - here's why! | Modern Sailing

Sailing is the perfect choice for your team building event - here's why!

A sailing regatta provides a memorable and impactful team building experience that promotes collaboration, learning, trust, and communication, making it an ideal choice for corporate teams looking to strengthen bonds and foster a culture of teamwork and excellence.

We ought to know - at Modern Sailing, our staff engage in two or three regattas per year! We've also hosted dozens of team building events for countless Bay Area organizations over the years. We are the experienced experts to trust with curating a fun and rewarding event for your team.

Here is why a Corporate Regatta Challenge is a perfect choice for your team building event.

Building Trust, Communication, and Collaboration

Sailing demands effective communication and collaboration among team members. From navigating the course to adjusting sails and responding to changing winds, each participant plays a crucial role in ensuring the boat moves efficiently. Participants must rely on each other to effectively communicate instructions, anticipate challenges, and work together to achieve common goals. Effective communication is essential for coordinating maneuvers and ensuring everyone's safety. This fosters a sense of interdependence and encourages individuals to rely on one another, enhancing overall teamwork. Through the shared experience of sailing, teams can strengthen trust, improve communication, and build stronger interpersonal relationships.

Learning, Growth, and Flexibility

No sailing experience is required to participate in a Corporate Challenge Regatta. Many participants may not have prior experience with sailing, making it an excellent opportunity for learning and personal growth. Participants can acquire new skills, overcome fears and challenges, and gain confidence in their abilities, both individually and as a team.

Sailing in a regatta presents participants with challenges and obstacles that teammates must overcome together. Navigating through changing winds, coordinating maneuvers, and making split-second decisions adds an element of excitement and adventure to the event, encouraging participants to step out of their comfort zones and embrace new experiences.

Minute-by-minute, sailing can also present dynamic and sometimes unexpected changes. Participants learn to make strategic choices, assess risks, and adapt to changing circumstances. These skills are directly transferable to the corporate environment, where making informed decisions under pressure is often crucial.

Sailing is Fun!

Removed from the ordinary office scene, out in the fresh air and on the scenic waters of San Francisco Bay, there's nothing that brings teams together like a truly enjoyable shared experience experience like sailing. A day of sailing together is more than just a team building event, it's also a fantastic way to reward and celebrate your team for their hard work and dedication.

Celebrating Achievements

Successfully completing a sailing regatta creates a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie among team members. Recognizing and celebrating these achievements reinforces the importance of teamwork and motivates individuals to work towards common goals in the workplace.

In summary, a sailing regatta provides a dynamic and challenging platform for corporate team building. It's not only a lot of fun, it encourages collaboration, decision-making, and learning, and also instills a sense of accomplishment that can positively impact team dynamics long after the event concludes.

Interested in a sailing event for your team? Learn more about our Corporate Regatta Challenge

Are you a Modern Sailing club member? Learn about our Corporate Regatta Referral Bonus Program for Members.


"WE LOVED IT! The whole team was so honored and thankful. Thanks so much for all of your team's hard work and excellence in organizing our party. Of the 22 of us, only 4 had ever been sailing and not in the Bay. The guys had an incredible experience, the skippers were all really great, allowing each of us to be at the wheel. They were kind and empowering. Plus the weather and wind were perfect! It was definitely one of the top 3 experiences that we have shared as leaders in the past 5+ years. We couldn't have asked for a better day!" - Casey Bishop

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  • Warren Leiden, Member

    I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!

  • Alisa Driscoll, Dual Site Member

    Here are some snaps of Our Saturday, August 20, 2022 Modern Sailing Expedition with Captain Robert Bivin, who was outstanding. Please convey photos and thanks to him. He is an outstanding individual, leader and sailing instructor. His knowledge and experience made us all feel safe and our Farallones Day Trip educational and just amazing. 

    Alisa Driscoll
  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

    Rolf Zingg

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