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Volvo 70: Team Building Day

Get your team back together this summer for an unforgettable day of team working, adrenaline-pumping fun onboard the legendary Volvo 70.

This is the perfect team building day for workplaces, sports club or social groups to get back together again

Maximum guest crew size: 12, from £291 per person

Are you looking to get your team back together after a year of remote working and socialising on Zoom? Well, this could be the perfect get together for your team this summer. This group day sail experience aboard the Volvo 70 is designed to test your teamwork and is packed to the brim with adventure and high-performance sailing.

Suited to
Workplaces, Sports clubs, Groups of friends
Difficulty
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
Insurance Required
Yes

During the day everyone in your team of up to 12 people will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way around the Solent, blasting around the Isle of Wight. You will be sailing with the pro crew, with some world-class sail and teamwork coaching.

This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion. Meaning it’s built for speed, not comfort, facilities onboard are sparse and not particularly luxurious. In return, you’ll do just as the elite ocean racers do to get a truly genuine sailing experience

This day can be tailored to your requests. Once booked, our charter advisor will work with you to create the perfect day for you and your group.

A typical group experience day

Join the yacht at Gunwharf Quays at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. If the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, and your teamwork will be put to the test by our professional crew. We’ll take the sails down and dip into a secluded bay to serve a tasty two-course lunch. Once full, it’s time to put the sails back up, but this time, our professional crew take more of a back seat and let your team use the skills acquired in the morning to sail this elite racing yacht.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays for a drinks reception on the dock. Sharing stories of the day on the water, the skipper will award a number of prizes for different achievements (or lack of achievements) throughout the day.

Optional extras

  • Photographer/drone pilot
  • Overnight accommodation in a local boutique hotel
  • Branded bags made from Telefonica’s heritage sail wardrobe
  • RIB chase boat
  • High-profile sailor as part of the professional crew
  • Catering and drinks package upgrade. From £20 p/p
  • Drop off and pick up at different locations
  • Branded crew tops, incorporating your company logo

 

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From £3500 per day (whole boat)

Deposit £1000. Balance due 8wk before trip.
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  • Professional Skipper and Crew
  • Lifejackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Telefonica V70 Branded t-shirt
  • 2 course lunch, that includes sandwiches, savoury snacks, fruit and dessert.
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • Dockside drinks reception on arrival
  • Locations we sail to include, Round the Isle of Wight, the Needles and Osborne bay
  • Free parking for all guest crew
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore

 

Optional extras

  • Photographer/drone pilot
  • Overnight accommodation in a local boutique hotel
  • Branded bags made from Telefonica’s heritage sail wardrobe
  • RIB chase boat
  • High-profile sailor as part of the professional crew
  • Catering and drinks package upgrade. From £20 p/p
  • Drop off and pick up at different locations
  • Branded crew tops, incorporating your company logo
  • No sailing experience is required.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

During the day everyone in your team of up to 12 people will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way around the Solent, blasting around the Isle of Wight. You will be sailing with the pro crew, with some world-class sail and teamwork coaching.

This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion. Meaning it’s built for speed, not comfort, facilities onboard are sparse and not particularly luxurious. In return, you’ll do just as the elite ocean racers do to get a truly genuine sailing experience

This day can be tailored to your requests. Once booked, our charter advisor will work with you to create the perfect day for you and your group.

A typical group experience day

Join the yacht at Gunwharf Quays at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. If the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, and your teamwork will be put to the test by our professional crew. We’ll take the sails down and dip into a secluded bay to serve a tasty two-course lunch. Once full, it’s time to put the sails back up, but this time, our professional crew take more of a back seat and let your team use the skills acquired in the morning to sail this elite racing yacht.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays for a drinks reception on the dock. Sharing stories of the day on the water, the skipper will award a number of prizes for different achievements (or lack of achievements) throughout the day.

Optional extras

  • Photographer/drone pilot
  • Overnight accommodation in a local boutique hotel
  • Branded bags made from Telefonica’s heritage sail wardrobe
  • RIB chase boat
  • High-profile sailor as part of the professional crew
  • Catering and drinks package upgrade. From £20 p/p
  • Drop off and pick up at different locations
  • Branded crew tops, incorporating your company logo

 

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
1 complete set of dry clothes
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Sailing boots or trainers you don’t mind getting wet