Sailing on international waters allows sailors liberties that can't be taken on land, such as gambling on knife fights or naming a dog a swear word. Float above the law with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a two-day keelboat-sailing class (a $412 value)
- $387 for a two-day keelboat-sailing class for two (an $824 value)
Under the tutelage of a U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain and American Sailing Association–certified instructor, groups of four or fewer students spend two full days aboard a Hunter sloop practicing all necessary skills needed to operate the boat. A sailing fundamentals textbook and an official ASA log book are provided before the class, and ASA testing, certification, and membership may be obtained for an additional $39.
SailTime San Diego
Parks, restaurants, and eye-catching vistas stretch for 34 miles across San Diego's waterfront. SailTime San Diego's proprietors, Ian and Gill Bossenger, find that the water itself is the best way to take in the sights. With a fleet of three sailboats docked at the bustling Harbor Island Marina, the husband-and-wife team help open up a coastal world of breezy adventuring along with the bay's dolphins, whales, and thriving submarine populations.
In sailing classes, U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains and ASA-certified instructors guide prospective sailors through the operation of basic keelboats and large cruising boats alike. The already-certified can hop aboard a late-model Hunter 38 to captain their own charters along the coast or to Catalina Island about 70 miles away or join as members to enjoy sailing without the hassle and expense of being a full-time boat owner or the neck aches of being a full-time stowaway.