$69 for a Three-Hour Introduction to Sailing Course from Nautical Escapes ($160 Value)

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CYA-certified instructors demonstrate how to rig, tie knots, and gauge wind gusts during introductory sailing lesson at sunset

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Sailing around the world is much easier when you learn which knots are edible and the terrible truth behind a dolphin's smile. Boost nautical knowledge with this Groupon.

$69 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Course ($160 Value)

The Introduction to Sailing Course—nearly all of which takes place on a real boat—demystifies basic sailing skills such as rigging, tying knots, and gauging winds. Sessions convene at 6:30 p.m. on most Fridays from June 7–August 23.

Participants are encouraged to bring a camera.

Nautical Escapes

Nautical Escapes has one purpose: get people out on the water. The company’s CYA-certified instructors teach an array of courses that range from three-hour introductory sailing courses for beginners to more comprehensive 30-hour courses for those who seek a grander prize such as a sailing license or the password to Poseidon’s Netflix. In addition to a fleet of sailboats, Nautical Escapes docks a 27-foot yacht for private and group charters.

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