$60 for Introductory Membership Including Beginner Sailing Lessons and Kayaking from Community Boating ($99 Value)

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30-day memberships kick off with introductory lessons before newly minted sailors test their skills solo on Charles River

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Expires Sep 30th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Must activate by 9/30/12; must redeem membership in full by 10/31/12. Valid only for 30 consecutive days. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$60 for a 30-Day Introductory Membership Including Beginner Sailing Lessons and Kayaking (a $99 Value)

Adult or youth members reap the benefits of introductory sailing lessons and kayaking that teach the fundamentals and specifics of on-the-water navigation, from basic sailboat rigging to kayak handling. Following completion of the Rigging and Shore I classes, as well as passing a solo test, members are granted unlimited access to Mercury sailboats and single kayaks for use on the Charles River. Should boaters like the cut of their own jib and decide they'd like to continue boating at month's end, they can take advantage of a $50 discount on a 12-month membership (usually up to a $259 value), which must be used within one week of the 30-day membership's expiration.

Community Boating Inc.

With a history of nautical scholarship that dates back to the mid 1930s, Community Boating Inc. has graduated thousands of students from its hands-on sailing school and into the ranks of skipperdom. Seasoned instructors lead lessons for all ages, with separate youth, adult, and universal-access programs to ensure that the sweeping vistas, invigorating mists, and albatross necklaces of seafaring can be enjoyed by all. Certified students and members can take jaunts across the Charles River atop a kayak or Mercury sailboat borrowed from Community Boating Inc.’s 100-strong fleet of windblown and man-powered vessels.

Community Boating Inc.

With a history of nautical scholarship that dates back to the mid 1930s, Community Boating Inc. has graduated thousands of students from its hands-on sailing school and into the ranks of skipperdom. Seasoned instructors lead classes for all ages, with separate youth, adult, and universal-access programs to ensure that the sweeping vistas, invigorating mists, and albatross necklaces of seafaring can be enjoyed by all. Certified students and members can take jaunts across the Charles River atop a kayak or Mercury sailboat borrowed from Community Boating Inc.’s 100-strong fleet of windblown and man-powered vessels.

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