Sailing – the ultimate team building and ‘bucket list’ experience
Motivate your ‘crew’ while you have fun, learn the ropes onboard racing yachts and see the results of true team work in action. EastSail hosts corporate and community groups aboard its fleet of sailing yachts for half-day instruction and regattas under the guidance of highly qualified EastSail skippers. It’s the perfect way to experience Sydney Harbour, hands-on, learn new skills and foster strong bonds among your team or clients.
Award winning EastSail is located in Rushcutters Bay, only minutes from Sydney’s CBD and the centre of Sydney Harbour. Established in 1983, EastSail is the leader in Regatta and Team Building Events and with 30 sailing yachts and motor cruises we are Sydney’s largest charter yacht company. Like so many corporate executives and small business owners that have participated in our regattas, you will see the benefits of sailing far outweigh the static ‘lunch and speaker’ event.
Corporate Regatta Racing on Sydney Harbour
Format: 3 to 4 hours of sailing aboard our luxury performance fleet with lower passenger numbers aboard, an experienced skipper and enjoyable course taking the best harbour views. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views from a unique vantage point, or get involved, steer the boat, trim the sails and help in the tactics!
Thanks to our network of professional sailors, sports people and celebrities, we also offer the option of a high-profile person sharing your sailing experience, presenting the trophies and speaking about their path to career and sporting success.
Regatta Pricing valid to Oct 2021
40-80 persons $160 pp 81-120 persons $125 pp
Price includes GST, yachts and skippers, welcome and team grouping, harbour course race instructions, safety briefing, wet weather gear, start boat, debrief and race presentation.
Premium Regatta Pricing valid to Oct 2021
40-80 persons $295 pp 101-200 persons $195 pp
Price includes GST, yachts and skippers, smaller team sizes, team caps, welcome by celebrity race director and team grouping, bespoke race instructions, safety briefing, wet weather gear, start boat, refreshments aboard, debrief and race presentation by celebrity race director, presentation drinks, prizes and gifts for participants and farewell.
Pick up or Drop off at King Street Wharf : AUD$60 per yacht per visit
Wet weather Premier Power Cruiser contingency available.
Corporate Rally on Sydney Harbour
Rally Format: 3 to 4 hours of sailing aboard our luxury performance fleet (normally 7 to 8 of your team per boat).
Each yacht is given a bespoke challenge to solve. This involves basic navigation, sail trim and steering the yacht for best performance of the day. Everyone aboard has the opportunity to work with the team for the best outcome.
Rally Pricing valid to Oct 2021
14- 20 persons $190 pp 21-40 persons $150 pp
Price includes GST, yachts and skippers, welcome and team grouping, rally instructions, safety briefing, wet weather gear, debrief and presentation for the best performing crew.
Pickup or Drop off King St Wharf: $60 per yacht
Sail Sydney Harbour shirt悉 尼 扬 帆 $30pp
Team Coloured EastSail Cap $10 pp
Sports drinks, waters, soft & diet drinks $10 pp
Platter and box lunches available from $18 pp
Wet weather Power Cruiser contingency may be available.
Sailing Regatta Enhancements
EastSail can organise enhancements for your sailing regatta, from organising lunchboxes and drinks packages, or EastSail coloured caps to distinguish the teams. Corporate identity can add to your event with company flags or banners. Ask about upgrading your regatta to have smaller group sizes or larger yachts.
Sample Itinerary – Half Day Regatta
Alternate timeframes available
1300 Welcome to the team by Race Director and introduction of skippers
1315 Orientation and safety briefing aboard the yachts.
1330 Cast off set sails. Crews rehearse sailing manoeuvres and discuss tactics area
1415 Teams make their way to the starting line
1420 First warning signal – the yachts begin jockeying for the best position on the start line for race 1
1425 Five minute warning signal
1430 The race committee completes the starting sequence flags and then fires starters gun! The course is strategically planned to suit the prevailing winds of the day and takes in Sydney’s best sights.
1520 Finish Race 1
1530 Start sequence for Race 2
1630 Finish Race 2
1640 Yachts return to the marina
1645 Waterside presentation and race debrief
1700 Depart d’Albora Marina