With the focus on your team.

Corporate team building events should not be formulaic - your team certainly isn't!  Working with you, we combine specific learning and development objectives to create a programme for your team event.  All aboard the historic sailing vessel, Irene.

Built over a century ago, Irene is one of the last West Country Trading Ketches still sailing today.  At over 120 feet in length and with nine different sails to hoist, trim and tack she demands consummate team work and leadership to ensure that all hands pull in the same direction.  As well as the physical challenge, there is plenty of mental stimulation as well.  Meteorology, navigation and hydrodynamics are all key elements in a safe and successful passage.  Delegates will have the opportunity to lend a hand in all these areas, under the watchful eye of the skipper.

A professional crew of up to five people will lead your team through an exciting sailing voyage as we cruise around locations such as The West Country, The Solent, The Inner Hebrides and  Wales.  Team building events can last from a single day to a week and are perfect for existing teams looking to develop stronger working relationships or new teams looking to forge them.  We have run events for a wide range of seniority levels from apprentices to board members and are not industry specific.

All our events are fully catered.  Our on-board chef ran a very successful fish restaurant before joining the team on Irene.  You can expect the finest cooking from the commercial kitchen we have below decks.  For longer events, delegates are accommodated in four ensuite cabins which can take two single people or one couple each.  We can take up to twelve delegates on a single day event or eight on a longer passage.

Corporate Team Building Events:  Course Content

We are experienced at working with your internal Learning and Development Teams to couple the sailing voyage with management challenges.  These can provide additional skills development alongside the team building elements and are a great opportunity to maximise the value from these events.  We can also arrange after dinner speakers, either for entertainment or to support the aims of the event.

No two teams are the same and consequently we don't believe any two team building events should be either.  Our focus is on providing an event which delivers the team development that you are trying to achieve.


Prices start from £1,500 for a basic, single day event, increasing with the length of passage and the additional development inputs you require.

To find out more about developing your team on Irene, please email Stuart at info@ireness.com or call the office on 02380 970280.