$199 for a Sailing Lesson for Two from BaySail ($390 Value)

Havre de Grace

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  • $199 for an all-day introduction to sailing lesson for two ($390 value)

The all-day introduction to sailing class, which lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., acquaints novice sailors with nautical fundamentals, such as tacking, jibing, and rigging. Ships hit the open waves with as many as four people on board, all of who have the chance to take the helm and explain the no-go zone to seagulls. Classes include a lunch break scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., during which students can eat packed lunches or visit restaurants near the marina. Instructors advise students to dress for the weather, wear light-soled shoes, and bring a water bottle and a camera.

BaySail

Right where the mouth of the Susquehanna River yawns into Chesapeake Bay lies the protected, uncrowded waters of Havre de Grace harbor. BaySail's instructors take advantage of these opportune conditions, operating a sailing school that's accredited by the American Sailing Association. Upholding training standards that have won the ASA's School of the Year award, they lead sailing classes ranging from introductory lessons to certification courses in coastal cruising and bareboat chartering. In addition to lending its fleet for lessons, BaySail's team rents its vessels—from a Capri 22 to a Hunter 460—to members. The sailboats also glide out on chartered cruises, taking guests to nearby destinations such as Inner Harbor and the Sassafras River, where sassafras trees come to spawn every winter.

In a Nutshell

Instructors take students to the Havre de Grace harbor waters for a hands-on introductory sailing lesson; makes a great Valentine's Day gift

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 30th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; 1 week advance reservation recommended. Fee up to Groupon price may apply if lesson canceled after confirmation call. Subject to availability. Minimum of 2 couples per boat required. BaySail reserves the right to cancel or reschedule 24hr in advance. Must sign waiver. Must be 15 or older. Operates in all weather. Must wear light-soled shoes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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