$149 for two-day US Sailing basic keelboat sailing course for one ($350 value)
Classes are held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and must be taken on consecutive days.
Harbor Island Yacht Club
With a fleet of more than 50 sailboats and two locations, Harbor Island Yacht Club helps its members get out on the water. Their 22- to 42-foot sailboats are available for members who want to take lessons or explore the water on their own. Its US Sailing-certified school is manned by instructors who teach learn-to-sail lessons, helping beginners get their certification to sail keelboats up to 25 feet in length. More advanced sailors can enjoy bareboat charters on a wide variety of boats, in the hopes of meeting a real live mermaid.
“Great organization. Fantastic, friendly competent staff. Frank Dixon's passion for and knowledge of sailing made the class enjoyable.”
“Be well prepared, physically & mentally, for two full/intense days of instructions and practice.”
“Fun, easy way to learn the basics of sailing a small keelboat”