San Diego Team Building
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1880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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The Ultimate Team Building Experience in San Diego

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San Diego is one of the country's top destinations for team building activities and corporate events, meetings, and conventions. Harbor Island Yacht Club offers the most unique and memorable experience you can find in America's Finest City – sailboat racing on the smooth, calm waters of San Diego Bay. The most spectacular views of San Diego can be seen from our fleet of beautiful sailboats with one of our US Coast Guard licensed captains on board. No prior sailing experience is necessary. Whether you are looking for a fun, yet challenging team building experience or a sight-seeing leisure sail, Harbor Island Yacht Club can tailor your program to fit the specific needs of your group of up to 240 guests. We have over 12 years of experience and plan over 100 events every year for groups just like yours. Our past happy clients include:

General Electric
Ford Motors
General Motors
Hewlett Packard
Sempra Global
Team Building Sailing Regatta

If you're looking to bring your group together in a fun, challenging, and competitive environment, then our team building regatta program is the perfect event for your next meeting. No prior sailing experience is required, and team members may participate as much or as little as they wish. A US Coast Guard licensed captain will be aboard each yacht to coach each team through this exciting program. The sheltered waters of the San Diego Bay will keep your guests safe, dry, and comfortable. A CD of event photos and custom logo winning team t-shirts are included with the regatta package, and other great options can be added to make your team building event one to remember for years to come.

How it works:
Each team consists of 6 guests that are assigned to one of our beautifully maintained sailboats (27 feet and larger in length) with a USCG licensed captain on board. Teams may be pre-assigned or we will divide the group into teams for you. After a short briefing when the group arrives, captains take their teams down to their assigned boats and provide a concise run-through of safety precautions and boat features before heading out to the start line. En route to the start line, the team will determine crew positions amongst themselves with help of their captain. Team members may participate as much or as little as they wish, but we encourage everyone to get involved. After a brief practice session under the guidance of the captain, the race commences and the excitement begins! Once each team finishes the race, captains will use any remaining time for some leisurely sight seeing around the bay before heading back to the docks. We will announce the winning team after everyone arrives back at the marina and hand out custom logo t-shirt prizes to the winners before the group departs. Total event time typically runs 3.5 – 4 hours, but we can always customize your program to suit your scheduling needs.

Sample Regatta Program

      • 10 min - Poolside welcome and pre-sail briefing
      • 5 min - Introduction of captains and team assignments
      • 5 min - Board boats, dockside safety briefing
      • 30 min - On-board team building and practice session
      • 120 min - Hands-on yacht racing
      • 60 min - Leisure sailing and sight seeing around the bay
      • 10 min - Poolside awards ceremony and farewell


Group Leisure Sail

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery as our captains take your group on a leisure sail around the San Diego Bay. We will divide your party into groups of six and take them on a fun-filled tour with views of the Downtown skyline, Coronado bridge, aircraft carriers, and marine life. Captains can provide some basic sailing instruction, or your guests can take the opportunity to unwind and during a tranquil sailing excursion. Whatever your guests decide on, this is one the best ways to experience San Diego. Times are flexible and we will customize the program according to your needs.


Remote Locations

For your Team Building Regatta or Group Leisure Sail, we can pick up your guests at a number of locations around the San Diego Bay for your convenience:

      • Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa (excursion dock)
      • Hotel Del Coronado (Glorietta Bay Marina)
      • Coronado Island Marriott Resort (excursion dock)
      • San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina (excursion dock)
      • Manchester Grand Hyatt (short walk to SD Marriott Marina)
      • Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (excursion dock or short walk to HIYC)



We can arrange a wide variety of catering options to suit the needs of your clients. Lunches, appetizers, and beverages are available and are served on-board during your program. All items are conveniently packaged and are easy to handle while sailing. A brief menu is listed below:

Gourmet Boxed Lunches
A variety of gourmet sandwiches from a local rustic breads bakery served on freshly baked bread including turkey cobb, seasoned roast beef, Italian salami, and veggie cobb. Sandwiches are sliced into halves and wrapped individually for easy handling on board our sailboats. Lunches also include a bag of chips and freshly baked gourmet cookie.

Dry Snacks
Variety of sweet and salty

Drink Baskets
Selection of domestic beer, soda, and bottled water

Non-Alcoholic Drink Baskets
Selection of soda and bottled water

Bottle of Wine
California White or Red

Additional items available upon request.


Team Apparel

Customize your event with logo team apparel. Simply send us your company logo and we can provide t-shirts, windbreakers, and/or team flags for your entire group. A variety of sizes and colors are available; just tell us what you're looking for and we will do our very best to meet your needs!