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"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

Jahn Tihansky

Guru and Program Architect

Jahn TihanskyJahn Tihansky brings 34 years of sailing, racing & coaching experience to bear for GEL’s clients. He’s been delivering sailboat based team building experiences since 1992 as owner of J World Annapolis and Director of Varsity Offshore Sailing at the US Naval Academy. Together with Jay Palace, he's developed and refined BoatWorks into the industry-leading experience it is today.