OB Sailing

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Corporate Sailing

The best sailing experience you can offer to your customers or your own people. For the last 7 years we have run many events for companies from all over the UK

The best day out of the office you can imagine.

We offer the very best sailing events in spectacular scenery on our fleet of 8 Beneteau Oceanis cruising yachts and can accommodate up to 50 people. From a small exclusive reward day for your best customer or employee, to large events that include more than just sailing – we are the specialists.

The two events that work well are Match Racing – our own version of the “America’s Cup” where the racing is fast and the boats close in – real action packed fun to get everyone of the crew involved, and also Treasure Hunts – a great way to let the crews work together to find and solve the clues laid out around the lake shores – a more relaxed event altogether.

To discuss your specific requirements or book please speak to Neil or Yvonne on 015395 52338 or 07836525992

Match Racing

Why not try racing two or more identical boats in a series of quick-fire races on windward/leeward courses with all the thrills of racing from a start line against the clock. The winner takes all.

Experience the start countdown and go for the best position on the line before the gun goes off. Race down the course against your identical competitor and out manoeuvre them to the first turn point to gain the advantage. This is even better when it is another department in your company.

This is high excitement sailing with all the safety built in. Your experienced skipper will make sure that everyone knows exactly what is happening and how to work the course to your advantage.

A full days event where you will be taught how to sail the yacht for approximately 3 hours including a practice lap of the course, before you break for lunch and discuss your tactics for the afternoon races. An experienced skipper will be in charge of the yacht during close racing although you will be given the opportunity to take the helm from time to time.

We also use two superb venues on the shores of the lake – The Royal Windermere Yacht Club and the Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club – both these offer full lunches in fantastic surroundings; the perfect way to impress your guests.

Prizes can be given to the winning crew, and we do have consolation prizes for the less fortunate boat. Photos can also be taken and can be supplied as part of the package. Team polo shirts can be supplied by arrangement, as can corporate signage or flags.

Basic prices are £650 per boat per day (excluding VAT)

The price includes all safety equipment, qualified Skipper, light refreshments and picnic lunch.

We can help with your accommodation from small exclusive guest houses to some of the most exclusive hotels available in Cumbria – we can put you in touch with the lakeside hotels who offer full conference and jetty facilities. Or you can use the www.golakes.co.uk website to check availability for hundreds of hotels and guest houses.

Typical Itinerary

10.00 a.m. Arrive at the boats for bacon rolls and coffee and a chat with your crew and skipper followed by a full safety briefing.
10.30 a.m. Commence sailing training and enjoy the scenery as you travel round the lake; usually with a quick cuppa and a biscuit to keep you going
1.00 p.m Lunch, usually taken at anchor in one of the bays and consists of fruit juices, a selection of French baguette rolls and salad or soup, followed by fruit salad and cakes and tea/coffee.
2.00 p.m. First race start, followed by as many races as the wind will allow.
4.00 p.m. Return to the jetty to disembark and prize giving.

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Treasure Hunts

The clues are on the shore and you will need all your skills of observation to find them. You will have a series of questions to answer and also some sailing related tasks to complete, which your skipper will help you out with. These can be doing a man overboard routine – no someone doesn’t have to jump in! You may also have to row round obstacles in the tender you will take with you.

This event is great fun for groups of people wanting to relax and enjoy the sights and rise to the challenge of finding the answers before the other teams.

Basic prices are £550 per boat per day (excluding VAT)

We can arrange for all types of corporate signage, flags, crew outfits and gifts to suit your company image.

Each event is tailored to the requirements of the individuals and therefore we would be delighted to discuss the details with you. Please call Neil on 015395 52338 to arrange to view our fleet of yachts or a meeting for further information.