Zircon Spinnaker Sailing Day

May 14th, 2010 by Amanda Potter Leave a reply »

Yesterday Jason and Amanda were joined by 20 clients sailing in the Solent. We were joined by colleagues from Arup, Caterlink, Cognisco, Criterion Partnership, Hewitt, Atlan, T Systems, HSBC, Swansell, TLC and Illuminet. We sailed with Master Mariner Jim MacGregor, Ash, Alex and Pip in two 41 foot spinnaker yachts. We had a fabulous day with Spinnaker learning how to sail and race competitively. We learnt the basics of sailing in the morning and were then pitched together to compete in four races across the Solent.

Luckily the sun and the wind were on our side, with knots reaching as high as 18 we were zipping across the water with Ash’s team beating Jim’s team 3 to 1! Excellent, particularly as I was on Ash’s boat!

We got some great testimonials from our crew… “A great day out – combining practical teambuilding, leadership and communications, networking with people from different industries, the enjoyment of sailing and the adrenaline from competing against the other crew” David Flower, Head of Service and Sales, Business Banking, HSBC.

“Thank you for an amazing day; I had a great time meeting everyone and learning the basics of sailing. It was really good to learn about myself and how I work within a team in high pressure situations. Jim and Pip were fantastic teachers, never raising their voices but getting across the urgency of a situation”. Mina Begum, HR Project Coordinator,
T-Systems Ltd.

If you would like to talk to one of the Zircon team about how you could integrate Spinnaker sailing into team or individual development, coaching and onboarding of new recruits, employee engagement projects, please do not hesitate to give Amanda or Jason a call on 01737 555 862. We would love another excuse to go sailing and racing!!

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