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Reviewed July 1, 2012
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What You'll Get
Sailing around the world is much easier when you learn which knots are edible and why dolphins aren't marriage material. Learn the basics with today's Groupon: for $150, you get two three-hour basic sailing lessons for one person at 3rd Coast Cruising (a $300 value).
The U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains and certified instructors at 3rd Coast Cruising employ more than 100 years of combined sailing experience to teach students the basics of boat operation and safety. In the three-hour class, four–six students heed Styx's call as they embark on a 30-foot sailboat across scenic Lake Michigan. Both newbies and veteran sailors can benefit from the personal attention of seasoned but not salty maritime instructors captaining the keelboat with hands-on techniques. Students also learn the dynamics, the mechanics, and the physics involved with sailing, such as how wearing bat wings can help or hinder a vessel's aerodynamics.
Classes are held seven days a week, allowing ample opportunity for busy Popeye impersonators to find a convenient fit. Online registration is required, as the 2011 season ends in October. Customers can peruse a list of frequently asked questions for further information.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Not valid until 09/20/11. Must be 12 or older. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Lessons are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 3rd Coast Cruising
In 2004, 3rd Coast Cruising began with a simple mission: to make sailing accessible for everyone. More than a decade later, the company has grown into a full-service sailing company while building a community of sailing and cruise enthusiasts. With instruction from USCG–licensed and certified captains, patrons receive hands-on training on areas such as navigation, how to lead a crew, and maintenance. Past students have gone on to own their boats, lead racing vessels, and even sail the world. In addition to lessons, the company offers private charters for a number of occasions. Friends and family can venture out to the water and enjoy the view of the Chicago skyline, or companies can hold a team-building exercise by booking a regatta or flotilla for a race.