Inspire, excite and motivate your team
Leadership and team building opportunities at a spectacular coastal venue with a host of on the water activities
Founded in 1921, Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the leading sports venues in the UK. For nearly 100 years, the sailing club has played a pioneering role in British sailing, encouraging innovation and development and nurturing many generations of sailing champions, including five Olympic medallists.
Sailing requires strategic and tactical planning, clear and efficient communication, commitment and, above all, leadership and teamwork. Get your crew working together to achieve first class results – on and off the water.
Your team can look forward to a range of exceptional team-building and leadership development activities and exercises. Configure your own sailing experience – choose from a menu of racing, cruising or exploring in both sailing dinghies or keelboats.
If sailing doesn’t appeal, why not try powerboat driving in our fleet of state-of-the-art Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) or maybe paddleboarding or kayaking? We provide the boats, race officials and marine support team.
Experienced skippers and instructors are on hand to help less-experienced crews and for those completely new to sailing, we offer full or half day sailing or powerboat lessons.
Our first rate hospitality includes breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner as well as five conference, meeting and training rooms, restaurant, private dining room, two bars and accommodation – all on-site. Combined with free parking and WiFi, your delegates will be delighted. Rest assured, our experienced team will ensure your event is safe, fun and enjoyable for all participants.
Ideal for team-building and leadership development…
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)
The modern form of SUP was invented in the surfers’ paradise of Hawai in the 1950s and is great fun and easy to learn. Whether SUP or kayak, explore the delights of the many beautiful beaches, creeks and inlets – an ideal way to enjoy the calm waters, tranquility and wildlife of Chichester Harbour, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Dinghy and keelboat sailing
Sailing couldn’t be better for for team building – develop leadership skills while realising the importance of working together and communicating clearly and effectively. To enjoy an extra special racing or cruising experience, upgrade to our thoroughly modern RS21 charter fleet.
The sailing fleet
HISC can provide each boat with an RYA qualified instructor to skipper the boat or, if you have sufficient experience, take the helm yourself. The RS21s and RS Ventures each sit four adults comfortably, while the compact RS Zests are for one or two.
The brand new RS21 keelboat puts close racing over ultimate performance and is specifically designed for ‘team‘ sailing.
- Balanced, quick and enjoyable sailing as a team
- Evenly matched, close racing prioritised over ultimate performance
- Large open cockpit with comfortable space for four crew and more
- No-hiking rule aids racing enjoyment, communication and widens strategic input
- Simple layout with clearly understandable controls
The RS Venture carries up to three sailors and a skipper in its roomy cockpit. Sparkling performance makes it great fun.
- Highly stable boat
- Rewarding performance – secure sailing
- Mast well forward offers huge, flexible cockpit space
- Strut vang above the boom gives space for the crew
- Comfortable and spacious for team cruising and racing