American Pride offers the ideal platform for team building and development. Life aboard a
traditional sailing vessel requires cooperative efforts above and beyond that of the average office
environment. Working together on a day long sail, a team is born, camaraderie is the norm and people come
together as an effective working unit.
TEAM WORK ON THE HIGH
Imagine the thrill of sailing a tall ship thru the spirit
of cooperation, shared vision, flexibility, and speed of response required of crew members hundreds of years
ago which mirror the key success factors of the business world of today. Now, imagine your very own work team
participation in an exciting team building adventure, sailing the American Pride, a 3-masted
historic schooner, through the waters of Southern California.
Sailing a tall ship is ideal way to develop personal
leadership and team building skill. It also provides a unique opportunity to enhance your sense of team
cohesion and reflect on the real challenges your business faces in the months ahead.
The Children's Maritime Foundation has created a very unique team learning experience aboard the
American Pride that will challenge your team members to work in harmony with others in confined
conditions, to utilize one another's diverse strengths, and respond to the unusual, unpredictable, and
sometimes challenging conditions of the marine environment. Your team will learn to set realistic
expectations, communicate effectively, make quick decisions, delegate responsibility, coach one another on
improved performance, and manage conflict productively. We will work with you to design a one-day adventure
program that achieves your team goals and addressed your key business objectives. A simple meal or a full
spred can be arranged.
For a more unique sailing experience include an extra day
to sail to Catalina Island.
Previous sailing experience is not required and all
sleeping accommodations and meals are provided aboard the American Pride.