TEAM BASED ACTIVITIES
The nature of sailing makes it ideal for a team-based activity whether the objective is primarily pleasure and bonding, or whether structured team building and learning outcomes are sought.
Sailing a 50ft catamaran requires teamwork, leadership, collaboration, trust, communication, and coordination—all core skills of high performing teams.
We offer two team-based activities – Team Bonding, and Team Building.
Please note team based activities can be customised to suit your specific requirements, and we also offer a comprehensive 2-day Team Building program. Please contact us for details.
Option 1: Team Bonding
This is a 3 – 4 hour sail on Darwin Harbour with the primary objectives being pleasure, relaxation, and getting to know each other. We provide two crew and catering (anti-pasto platters, tea, coffee, cold water), and BYO drinks are welcome. Guests are welcome to assist in sailing and navigation activities for example setting the sails, taking the helm etc.
The sail commences with a safety briefing once boarding is complete and is based on our “Where The Wind Blows” cruise (http://saildarwin.com.au/where-the-wind-blows/).
You will be sailing about Sundancer NT, a 50ft luxury sailing catamaran.
PRICE: $149 per person, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 28 people.
Option 2: Team Building
This is a 3 – 4 hour action-learning sail on Darwin Harbour with the primary objectives being to gain an understanding team members strengths, and to reinforce the importance of teamwork in delivering successful outcome.
This activity focuses on the importance of Strategic and Operational Planning combined with individual planning and individual actions to achieve positive results. We also introduce the element of flexibility and responsiveness to changes in the environment, through the manufacturing of an unplanned “crisis”. This is a critical aspect of effective teams.
The exercise is conducted around an action-learning framework, and is both fun and enjoyable, with real and positive outcomes for the team.
Depending on numbers, the group is generally split into smaller teams, one tasked with “provisioning” (catering), one tasked with sailing, and the other tasked with skippering and navigation. One or more members of each team are appointed as observers and quality assurers.
The objective is for the team to successfully chart the course, skipper the boat, and deliver an enjoyable cruise for all members. All activities are conducted by the team members themselves under careful supervision of two competent crew and a facilitator. Our overriding objective at all times is safety.
This option requires a pre-activity meeting with the team and our facilitator (preferably 2 days prior, but at a minimum 1 day prior so that the provisioning team have time to shop), and a post-activity de-brief. The de-brief focuses on lessons learned both at a team and at an individual level; identification of individual and team strengths and weaknesses, and translation of key learnings into workplace learning.
PRICE: $189 per person, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 28 people.
About the team:
Dave Woodrow – Boat Manager/Captain
Dave is a born and bred Darwin local with more than 20 years at the helm. His experience including captaining a 90 ft classic sailing vessel around the South Pacific Indian Ocean; pearl diving, sail training, delivery of multiple vessels from America and Europe to Australia and New Zealand; and leading sailing charters around the Whitsunday Islands, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.
Dave is qualified to teach sailing and diving as well as having Master 5 and Marine Engineer qualifications.
Dave has previously led sailing charters around the Whitsundays, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.
Dave loves: kite surfing, snorkeling, and anywhere 20 degrees either side of the equator!
Achievement he’s most proud of: Giving up a perfectly good and lucrative career in IT to follow his dream
Favourite saying: “Keep Smiling”.
About the boat:
Sundancer NT is a luxurious 15m / 50ft sailing catamaran, in survey for up to 28 guests for day sails, or 12 guests for overnight and extended charters. Sundancer sails regularly around the Top End coast of the Northern Territory, the Kimberley coast of Western Australia, East Timor, and the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia. With over 100 square metres of deck space, there’s plenty of room to spread out, relax, and enjoy the marine environment. Facilities include split-system airconditioning throughout, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hot showers, fully equipped kitchen, gas barbeque, ice-maker, espresso machine and plenty of icy cold eskies.