There are activities which should not take place at company’s premises such as teambuilding.
Our On-boat Coachings events with our experienced team, sailboats and our excellent service is an ideal option for any company seeking to give their employees an unforgettable teambuilding experience.
We can help you create a teambuilding programme that is best suited for your firm’s individual needs and will take care of everything else including provision of any necessary equipment or transportation.
Two ships, one goal five/six days sailing for the best teamwork!
… For where do you learn better that you sit together in a boat when on a boat?
In no other context good or bad teamwork is seen as quickly as on a boat. In our On Boat coachings we use the element of competition to optimize the teams and individuals. It is more than just compeating, the mutual goal is to get an integrated team, where everybody’s ressources get appreciated and the team as a whole benefits from these personal ressources.
Everyone counts and has to rely on others.
The teamtraining is offered with two boats,
the Beneteau First 40.7 and a Beneteau First 40CR
Why Teambuilding on a sailboat?
A unique form of outdoor training requires the employees to come up with unconventional solutions to the given tasks, creativity and communication among team members.
The programme is interactive, fully engaging all those on board. The participants will be divided into groups of 4,5 or 6 members. Each group will be assigned a sailboat and will be accompanied by a professional skipper/coach. The skipper/coach will first explain how to navigate the sailboat to the group members and will then leave it up to the crew to organise themselves, devide tasks and get to an agreed location. The skipper/coach stays on board throughout the cruise and in case of bad weather or any unexpected situations will take over the navigation of the sailboat. During each day short evaluations wil be held, to optimize the individual and overall performance. Also there wil be a rotation of tasks, so everybody learns each specific task and gets the feeling of steering trim and chart and plotter navigation.
During the events, the participants of the team-building programme will face situations they have not experienced before. They will work in an unfamiliar environment with colleagues whom they might know only by sight.
Executives, work teams, project teams,
Selection and composition of a (management) team
Everyone learns from the team and will benefit from individual coaching as well.
Each individual brings its special ressources within the team and will find out how it can strengthen its role in the team. Simultaneously to this process the competition between the boats also counts, so that mutual understanding of each individual is also trained under physical and mental stress.
Two equal ships (Beneteau First 40.7) in direct competition show in no time, where a team is in need for improvement.
Within the relatively small space of a boat group processes can be experienced very directly.
Participants wil also lear as much as possible about sailing and navigation, the goal is that everybody has done all tasks on board and at the end the whole team will be able to handle the boat.
We can accommodate up to 10-max 12 people, leadership and/or teamwork can be trained together (more ships with coaches can be made available if needed). The home Port is Sete in the French Languedoc Area.
Trips can be made in the neighbourhood, a radius form Roussilion (Gruissan or Leucate) to Camargue (Port Camargue) is always possible. Longer trips can be made in the direction of Marseille / Calanques or the Spanish Coast, Costa Brava and the Pyrenees.
The team training (languages: German, Dutch, french or English) can be customized, based on the constellation of the Team.
Participants live during the practice with the coaches on the boats.
Each boat normally has a maximum of 6 persons
In the evenings we anchor or stay in a harbour, depending on the weather and the constellation of the team. In the evening good food is an essential extra to our trainings, until now we had superb feedback on quality of the food (and drinks), we consider this an important aspect of the event.
As the weather is usually sunny in the Mediterranean, you can expect to live outside,
more than inside the boat…
To go ashore (in the bays while anchoring) is only possible via a dinghy. Each boat has its own; outboard motors are available.
The boats are 12 meters long and have three cabins with a double berth.
Trainers / Coaches
-Studies in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.)
-Individual and team coach, facilitator and mediator in numerous cases of conflict in business, strategy and organization consultant in numerous small businesses and DAX companies.
-More than 17 years of consulting, coaching and training experience.
-More than 10,000 nautical miles of experience as a skipper and sailing instructor.
-Author of the book “Management by Excellence – mobilize corporate resources and targeted use”.
-Studied art at the Academy for Art, Den Bosch
-Studied art at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
-For more than 20 years, art consultant and coach in major construction and development projects in public space.
-Moderator and mediator of many decision-making processes.
-As artist he made numerous installations in public spaces.
-Sailing Instructor with more than 15,000 nautical miles of experience as a skipper and instructor.