Sailing company Viking Mariners has introduced a series of ‘Stay & Sail’ packages to encourage businesses to find their sea legs. Combining a day onboard a luxury yacht with an overnight stay at a boutique hotel, the Suffolk-based specialist is offering personalised events to encourage companies to learn about hospitality, leadership and team building for groups of between 10-80 people.
Sailing along the local coast or down the river Orwell and Stour, the corporate events can take place aboard a range of luxury yachts and catamarans, and provide businesses with dinner, bed and breakfast at a choice of venues. No sailing experience is necessary and can include activities such as jet skiing, yacht racing and water skiing over a timeframe that suits. As the environment and weather can change quicker than expected on the water, the team at Viking Mariners believes the setting is ideal for developing teamwork skills.
“Sailing is one of the most inspiring, challenging and rewarding team-building activities,” said Sue Clark, business manager at Viking Mariners. “Experience and fitness isn’t essential which is why it attracts clients from all sectors.”
Offering London businesses one of the quickest journeys to get out onto the water, it takes around 90 minutes to reach the company from London to the Ipswich waterfront.
“Our approach is unique in that we organise the entire event, including managing and hosting the sailing day, ensuring everything goes smoothly,” continued Clark. “Any company looking for a cost-effective event that will leave a lasting impression should definitely consider sailing.”