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$196 for a Two-Day, 12-Hour Basic Keelboat Sailing I Class from San Francisco Sailing School (Up to $490 Value)

Fisherman's Wharf

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Students complete the first half of the American Sailing Association certification during a two-day course mostly on the water

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid only on Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday. Reservation required; Subject to weather. 7-day cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply. Classes must be used by the same person. Must be 13 or older. Must be used in two consecutive days. Valid only for Basic Keelboat One class. Minimum 2 students in attendance required or subject to cancellation. Extra $35 for course material recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$196 for a Two-Day Basic Keelboat Sailing I Class (Up to $490 Value)

Sailing novices learn the basics of boat handling through hands-on training with experienced staff. Besides the 30-minute lecture that begins the course, students will spend nearly all their time on water. By the end of the first day, they'll have learned how to set up a sailboat and steer; by the end of the second, they'll be considered competent to sail the bay waters as crew members. This class forms the first half of the American Sailing Association certification process, which is continued in Basic Keelboat II. Students will also be sailing along the waters where the pros will cruise during the next America's Cup race, with the school also in close proximity to the race's official Village.

This Groupon is valid for classes that take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday.

San Francisco Sailing Company

At a certain point in the evening, even nature seems to stop and admire San Francisco’s lights as they shimmer in the bay’s reflection. It’s at that moment, when the fog lifts and the wind calms, that San Francisco Sailing Company’s captains embark on their City Lights night sail, just one of their several charters and sailboat excursions. With a fleet of three boats—The Santa Maria, The Privateer, and Lady J—the captains accommodate large parties of up to 28, or gatherings as small as five. They also operate an American Sailing Association–certified sailing school where students get hands-on experience in tacking, jibing, and defending San Francisco from the ghosts of the Spanish Armada.

San Francisco Sailing Company

With its impenetrable fog, gusty wind, and rough currents, San Francisco Bay is known the world over as one of the most challenging places to sail. It's for this very reason that the San Francisco Sailing Company's Sailing School has set up shop here: "If you can sail the San Francisco Bay," they declare on their website, "you [can] sail anywhere in the world." The seasoned instructors instill what they know thoroughly and quickly. In fact, after completing just two two-day classes, students at the school earn their ASA certification and the confidence to sail the Bay on their own. The school offers loftier training, as well, providing the know-how needed to charter a multiday cruise on a big boat or navigate out on the open water.


  • “Went a long time ago, still in my box, but it was a wonderful experience with family from out if town, up close and personal with the Bay, and a super friendly and...”

    “Went a long time ago, still in my box, but it was a wonderful experience with family from out if town, up close and personal with the Bay, and a super friendly and interesting crew.”

  • “Great time totally enjoyed the small group we were with and the captain”

  • “our bartender super duper nice !!!”

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    Fisherman's Wharf

    1 Beach St.

    Floor 3

    San Francisco, California 94133


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