A Taste of BoatWorks - June 29 - J World Annapolis

A Complimentary Half Day Program for Human Resource, Leadership Development or Line of Business Executives

BoatWorks is an experiential leadership development program which is offered by Group Experiential Learning in port cities throughout the US and several international locations.

BoatWorks leverages a non-racing, multi-sailboat format to get client teams gelling as they battle the wind, the currents, their collective anxieties and a special group challenge, all under the watchful eyes of a professional coaching staff. The BoatWorks challenge is similar to an obstacle course, but individual boats can’t go it alone. Success requires extensive collaboration between sub-teams via hand-held radios.

NO SAILING EXPERIENCE is required. Participants will learn only enough about sailing to navigate our Group Challenge Course. Amidst laughter, smiles and the exhilaration of wind and water, the group will hone team skills vital to success as well as uncover opportunities for improvement in decision making, leadership and collaboration.

This Taste of BoatWorks program is limited to 24 participants. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the reservation request to the right. Please register early, as space is limited and only two participants per organization may attend. 


11:45AM Suggested Arrival Time
12:00-1:00PM BoatWorks Briefing/Safety Orientation (ashore)
1:00-4:00PM Sailing Practice & BoatWorks Group Challenge
4:00-5:00PM De-brief and Refreshments

Boats and Facilities

Our primary venue in the greater DC area is J World Annapolis, the performance sailing school. GEL was originally founded here, and our BoatWorks program was developed in close partnership.

Annapolis is known as “America’s Sailing Capital” and is home to the U.S. Naval Academy, wooden schooners, premier racing yachts, and every boat in-between. Thousands of sailors from around the world visit Annapolis every year for internationally famous sailing events. Meeting planners love the Chesapeake Bay area for its scenic locations, great hotel facilities and of course, Maryland Crab!

In Annapolis, BoatWorks and our RaceWorks program are conducted on J80 racing yachts. Groups of up to 56 people can be scheduled Monday through Thursday. Smaller groups may be able to schedule events Friday through Saturday, but sailboats are often booked on these highly desirable days.

BoatWorks programs can be booked via our contact us form.