Everything you need to know about Sailing Melbourne team building activity

Sailing in Melbourne is conducted in our 6 identical 7.5 metre sailing boats that carry up to 5 people (plus the instructor). Over the 3 hours, participants will be given a quick briefing before heading out to put it into practice. We will conclude by running a number of short races for you.

What happens during Sailing Melbourne team building activity

For your first time out sailing it’s not necessary to buy any specialist sailing clothing. Dress in comfortable casual clothes and wear non-slip, non-marking, closed toe shoes (old runners are ideal). Shorts and a t-shirt are fine depending on the weather. Bring a rain jacket to protect you from the spray and wind. It can be cooler out on the water so wearing layers is recommended in cooler weather.

Long hair should be tied back and don’t wear excessive jewellery that could get tangled up whilst you are sailing. It’s important to have your hands free to get on and off the boat and to be able to sail. It’s best not to bring mobile phones or other valuables onto the boat as they may get damaged or lost.
Life jackets or personal flotation devices are provided by the Club and must be worn at all times on the water.

Tips for your first time sailing

  • Dress warmly and appropriately. Make sure you have your own hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, and non-slip, non-marking, closed-toe shoes.
  • Use the toilet facilities at the club before you get on the boat.
  • Safety is important – we will provide you with a life jacket. Life jackets are essential on a keelboat whilst afloat.
  • Be careful not to stand on ropes or sheets and don’t wrap them around your hands. Keep your hands and fingers clear of blocks and winches.
  • Hold onto something on the boat. One hand for you and one hand for the boat is a common saying.
  • Don’t leave a mobile phone (or even a wallet) in your pocket as they may be lost overboard.
  • Follow the skipper’s instructions and ask questions if you don’t understand.
  • Don’t drop or throw anything overboard.
  • Let the Club or Instructor know if you have a disability, illness or injury that might influence your ability to participate.
  • Contact the Club beforehand if you would like to discuss exactly what the activity involves and what your limitations might be.
  • Instructors will give you a safety briefing before you head out, but if they forget, don’t hesitate to ask for one.
  • Have fun!

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Activity Details
  • Outdoor
  • 3 hours
  • $$
  • Daytime
Number of People
  • 0-20, 20-40
  • Sharon
    December 18, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hello Sarah,

    The event was excellent, well organised and I enjoyed it immensely.

    Our instructor was excellent at showing us the ropes literally. I certainly would recommend going sailing to anyone who has never done it.

    It is something I would never have chosen to do myself so I am grateful to Erin for organising it.

    Thank you,

  • Raelene
    December 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Sarah

    I thought the event was wonderful. What a great experience. I was in the boat with Sam and he made our sail on the bay a real pleasure. An extremely friendly guy and obviously very knowledgeable on his craft.

    I have recommended you to anyone who will listen, telling them how much fun we had.

    Thank you and please pass on our thanks again to Sam and all the rest of the instructors that showed us all such a good time.

    Kind Regards

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