Fun Team Building Activities On The Water

A Rib speedboat speeding on The Solent.

A Rib on The Solent.

When you want to leave dry land there are a number of options available that will provide a memorable and slightly different team building experience.

The UK has The Solent, a world famous stretch of water on the South Coast which offers a wide selection of water based activities. The surrounding area also has an excellent selection of hotels and restaurants and very good transport links, being just two hours by road or rail from London.

Sailing is great fun and naturally team building, as everyone on board has to work together when sailing a yacht. Yachts of various sizes can be chartered with experienced skippers who will show the crew the ropes. Sailing is loved by many but it isn’t for everyone so it’s worth checking with the team that it’s something they want to do.

If motor boats are more appealing then you might consider RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). These are safe, often being used as safety or rescue boats, but very fast with a speed of around 40 knots. The sense of speed is amplified by your proximity to the water. A fast trip over to the Isle Of Wight with fish and chips at Salties, a famous restaurant, and a blast back to the mainland is a fabulous experience.

Larger motor vessels can be chartered, ranging from glamorous Sunseekers up to large motor yachts. There are boats to suit all requirements and disabled participants can also be accommodated.

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  1. dougwo · October 15, 2012 Reply

    Awesome! An old high schol friend fo mine races speedboats and so do her sons. They also water-ski race. Amazing how fast you can go on water.

  2. Harold Gardner · October 15, 2012 Reply

    I like boating in most all its flavors. I guess I prefer the cruise ship best because of the insane amounts of food and beverage. I also like the motor boat because it is exciting and I am a bit lazy.

  3. springoutdoors · October 15, 2012 Reply

    Reblogged this on springoutdoors and commented:
    That picture just makes me want to get out there. The Solent is a fantastic place for all sorts of watersports and it seems to have its own unique micro climate. Right, I’m off to find something to down there as soon as possible!

  4. johnsteambuilding · October 15, 2012 Reply

    Reblogged this on jbteambuilding and commented:
    Great shot. That’s the Isle of Wight Ferry in the background. A real water geek would be able to tell you which one.

  5. jackiebarrie · October 17, 2012 Reply

    I was invited to a team-building event on a bright yellow racing yacht on the Solent. There were so many of us that I was able to sit back and sip Champagne while everyone else spliced the mainbrace and hoisted the winch (or whatever it is they do on boats). It was fab!

  6. Jane Hatton · October 19, 2012 Reply

    It sounds like an amazing experience! I have a very severely disabled colleague who was able to take part in a sailing event – they were geared up with hoists to get her on and off the boat, and she had a great time.

    Taking people slightly out of their comfort zone and experiencing something new can really help teams bond together well, in addition to learning more about themselves.

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