Team Building Challenge with Omega

We are happy to have hosted Omega Watches aboard USA 76 once again to sail with us on San Francisco Bay for a team building event.

Omega sailed back to back yesterday in two attempts to top our SF Bay Challenge leaderboard.  The timed race event was a special outing for Omega ambassadors to enjoy San Francisco Bay while focusing on teamwork.  Success is only achievable if the group performs as a whole with effective communication on board the yacht.  This requires stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and learning through active participation.  Very few of our sailors had any prior experience in yacht racing, but were able to immerse themselves and learn with the tools and advise the ACsailingSF team provided.  Both the morning and afternoon groups were successful in achieving fast times while sailing on the America’s Cup race course here in San Francisco.

Have a group that wants to take the team building Challenge?
Call: Warren Allan (619) 630-6383

Bay Challenge: A Close Second


In the America’s Cup there is said to be no second place.  The same is not the case for our San Francisco Bay Challenge participants, who this week fought for the top of the leaderboard only to find themselves a mere 23 seconds behind the first place time.

The team from Zephyr Health designated their racing positions aboard USA 76, then went through some practice maneuvers before crossing the start line at full speed.  The braintrust in the afterguard developed a plan that played both the wind and the currents in their favor.  Communicating that plan to the whole team was critical for a successful challenge.

Sailing in the eve of San Francisco’s largest storm in the last five years, we had big breeze from the south making for a fast reach on both legs of the course.  As we approached the finish line the mentality of everyone aboard was to go for speed, being within a minute of the winning time.  A brilliant effort gave for an exciting finish as Zephyr Health secured second place against the other companies who have sailed the Bay Challenge.

We have had 19 teams who have raced against the clock for honors of being atop our San Francisco Bay Challenge leaderboard.  Our well-defined teambuilding event challenges everyone aboard, emphasizing the complexity of yacht racing and the importance of working and comunicating as a team.

Making Connections at MPINCC


ACsailingSF was part of the buzz at yesterday’s annual conference and expo for the MPINCC – Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter.  Our all-star staff included our two-time America’s Cup champ Brad Webb, sales guru Warren Allan, and captain Jeanette Leckie.  The booth was equipped with a model of USA 76 and a fresh new banner, that drew in all sorts that were intrigued and excited to learn about what we do.  After a few hours of chatting with meeting planners and event planners alike, we are sure to have inspired a handful of them that what we offer here at ACsailingSF is sure to compliment their groups’ events by providing the most unique sailing experience on San Francisco Bay.  All in all the MPINCC expo was a great show that allowed us to make connections and leave impressions.

San Francisco Corporate Outings on USA 76

This yacht just looks slick wherever it goes. This is another shot of the same corporate group from April 20. USA76 is a great platform for group corporate outings.

USA 76 with corporate guests cruising downwind on San Francisco Bay

Team Building Never Looked Anything Like This!

This shot was taken on April 20 with a group of corporate folks out on our beautiful America’s Cup yacht USA 76.

America’s Cup yacht ‘USA 76’ team building on San Francisco bay


We do this all the time. The reason we’re in business is to give guests the opportunity to take an active role in a number of crew positions on the yacht. Whether it be a corporate team building group, a staff reward, an incentive sail or whatever the reason, the “USA 76” America’s Cup yacht is the only vessel of this caliber in San Francisco.

Corporate folks enjoying team company on San Francisco bay

Corporate guests crew on ‘USA 76’ on San Francisco Bay

Corporate Branding on the Mainsail of USA 76

Wow! This is corporate branding at its finest.  When you really want to make a statement to your customers, take them for an amazing sail on the only available America’s Cup yacht in San Francisco and then throw your logo up on the sail overhead. Now there’s a statement.

USA 76 with graphics on main sail

USA 76 flies under the Golden Gate Bridge with Cadillac Fairview guests on board

This corporate group from Canada entertained their best customers in San Francisco over several days, using USA 76 as their vehicle of choice in order to ‘impress’. I think they got their message across….don’t you?

This awesome yacht does corporate charters of 3 hours for team building, reward, corporate incentive and just good clean fun. Groups up to 20 can participate in crew rolls under the watchful eye of the trained crew.  Corporate branding on the main sail is just one of many branding options we have available.