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Southern California

GEL partners with the finest sailing organizations in Southern California to offer all of our standard experiences.

While Long Beach and San Diego, California are our primary locations, contact us if another port city would be more convenient for your team.

San Diego

Site of three America’s Cup competitions, San Diego is known for giving sailors more than 300 perfect sailing days each year. The U.S. Weather Bureau describes the city’s weather as the best in America.

Also available in San Diego are Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adventure Races. These programs give your team a fun and challenging team activity to boost communication and create lasting leadership skills.

Long Beach

Long Beach is home to one of the U.S.’s two Olympic sailing training facilities. Top sailors descend on Long Beach to train and compete year round. The site hosts some of the U.S.’s premier regattas each year, including the Congressional Cup and the international Olympic Classes Regatta.

Long Beach is conveniently located near three airports and is accessible for organizations all over the greater Los Angeles area.

San Diego Weather

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Data provided by Weather Underground

Boats Available

  • Hunter 290
  • J105
  • IACC America’s Cup Yachts
  • Classic America’s Cup Yachts


8 – 150

Long Beach Weather

Weather courtesy of Weather Underground
Data provided by Weather Underground

Boats Available

  • Catalina 37’s
  • Congressional Cup Match Racing Platform
  • Assorted Hunter yachts


8 – 70

"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