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GEL stands for Group Experiential Learning.

We offer sailing programs in:

New York
Rhode Island
San Francisco
Southern California


Take the Dry Land approach in a town or city near you!

We are expert team building and leadership training consultants. GEL helps people and organizations enhance productivity, communication and leadership skills via challenging outdoor team building experiences, available across the US.

People with any level of physical fitness or dexterity can sail. No sailing experience is required.

GEL corporate team building programs are a great complement to:

  • Executive Retreats / Strategy Workshops
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Team Building / Team Bonding Initiatives
  • Management Training or Soft Skills Programs
  • MBTI / DISC Programs
  • Sales Force Training & Annual Kick-Off Events

High impact team building and experiential leadership development experiences can dramatically improve external relationships with:

  • Customers
  • Vendors
  • VIP Clients
  • Partner Organizations

While standard organizational development programs and venues are described on the pages of this website, experiences are highly customizable and available nationwide.

We also can help you determine the best form of experiential training to meet your objectives. Contact us online to request more information or call 888-GEL-TEAM to speak with a team building and leadership development consultant today.

"I didn't realize how challenging, inspiring and just plain fun our time on the water would be. This ranks as the best leadership training exercise we've done by far."


"The parallels between what goes on on land — i.e., our working environment — and what went on on the water were uncanny."

Ernst & Young

"Merging two large, geographically dispersed organizations offered some unique challenges. Jay and GEL were tremendous."

Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton

"Jay and his team put together one of the most effective and enjoyable days of team-building activity that it has ever been my pleasure to participate in (and I've been in far too many)."

IFC/World Bank

"Most of our leadership program participants have never sailed before. Trepidation? Sometimes. Positive feedback? Always."

The Symphony Group


A video collage of GEL sailing experiences.

President and Founder Jay Palace talks about how GEL helps teams find optimal ways of working together in a fast-paced world.

Photos from some recent programs are now available on the GEL Facebook Page