$49 for a Two-Hour Sailing Basics Course from Willamette Sailing Club ($100 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Taught by U.S. Sailing–certified coach, classes teach knots, sailing terminology & rigging & de-rigging boats

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Expires Aug 27th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24 hr cancellation notice required prior to start of class, less than 24 hrs notice may be subject to a fee up to the Groupon price. Must be 13 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability. Classes are non-transferable. Max of 30 people per course. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sailing around the world is much easier when you learn which knots are edible and why dolphins aren't marriage material. Learn the basics with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour sailing basics course from Willamette Sailing Club (a $100 value). Classes will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Sunday, April 22
  • Saturday, May 26
  • Saturday, June 9
  • Sunday, June 17
  • Saturday, July 7
  • Sunday, July 22
  • Sunday, August 12
  • Sunday, August 26

Willamette Sailing Club's docks stretch out into the Willamette River, where novice nautical voyagers gain their sea legs on a fleet of small sailboats. Classes of up to 30 spend two hours on the banks with a U.S. Sailing–certified coach as students learn how sails work, the necessary knots, and important terminology, such as "port," "starboard," and "boat." The coach will also cover how to rig and de-rig a boat, as delicate a procedure as rigging a casino game or school-board election. The club curates a fleet of Laser, Opti, and 420 sailboats for the use of its sailing classes.

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