Three-Hour Basic Sailing Lesson for One or Two from Victoria Sailing School (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Throughout three hours, students learn sailing fundamentals from certified instructors

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to weather. 48hr cancellation notice required or $45 fee may apply. Must be 17 or older. Must sign waiver. Must be used by same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 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 the terrible truth behind a dolphin's smile. Boost nautical knowledge with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $40 for a three-hour basic sailing lesson for one (an $80 value)
  • $80 for a three-hour basic sailing lesson for two (a $160 value)

Certified instructors lead beginner sailors through sailing basics during a hands-on lesson.

Victoria Sailing School

Captain James Cook's nautical adventures have taken him from delivering yachts across oceans using only sextant navigation to earning the ASA's most-advanced instruction certification. Since 1986, he's channeled that oceanic expertise into Victoria Sailing School, where expert instructors help students of all skill levels earn ASA certifications and endorsements through hands-on techniques.

Before they set foot on a boat, however, aspiring seafarers get their feet wet in a safe classroom setting in the Colorado Executive Club Building. Upon passing their exams, they move on to practical sessions on the Cherry Creek, Lake Carter, or Chatfield Reservoirs, where they learn basic maneuvers or rig spinnakers on a J/22. More advanced students cut their nautical teeth on a J/30.

Along with sailing courses, 10-week coastal- and celestial-navigation classes help guests master the skills necessary for steering a course through the open seas, including an ability to decipher longitude, latitude, and the shouted, arcane demands of the moon. Weather for the Mariner classes teach students to analyze weather maps and prep strategies to avoid hurricane hazards.

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