The secret to living a fuller life is right under your nose: It’s the sea! (I say it’s “under your nose” because I see you standing there, bending over the sea, sniffing it curiously, intrigued by its mystery but too timid to enter - in spite of your water wings.) The sea, when used properly - i.e., sailed upon - is simultaneously invigorating and relaxing, just as life should be. Other leisure activities - Tiddlywinks, competitive eating, mashed potato-sculpting - fail to match the calming effects of sailing on the open waters. Today’s Groupon will help you take the plunge into the most fulfilling and energizing hobby you could imagine, with a one-month membership to Community Boating, Inc. (good through May) for just $50 - half-off the normal price of $99.
Located at 21 David G. Mugar Way, Community Boating is a nonprofit that promotes the advancement of sailing by minimizing economic and physical obstacles to the sport. Perhaps you’ve thought, “Gee - it sure would be fun to take up sailing, but what about the steep learning curve? And the boat rental fees? And the fact that I don’t own a boat that won’t fit in my bathtub?” A Community Boating membership removes these barriers, with affordable, top-quality instruction and access to a variety of boats. Community Boating is already providing the best sailing-related values around, and this half-off one month membership is the perfect way to test the waters at an affordable price. Since 1936, it has trained thousands of people to sail: Even more people than PCLI (Pirates Community Looting, Inc.) has trained to illegally harvest gold doubloons in that same period!
Your one-month membership includes:
- Access to Cape Cod Mercury sailboats and kayaks
- All instruction and classes
- Groupon buyers can apply $99 to a yearly membership ($240)
If you’re particularly attached to your water wings, you can bring them, but it’s not required. Worried about getting too close to nature? Fret not - though incidences of sea urchins stealing sailors’ anchors are on the rise, Community Boating trains beginning sailors on how to use the basic high-frequency chirp survival phrases needed to dissuade sea urchins from anchor robbery. Worried about pirates? Again, Community Boating has you covered by being in Boston instead of Somalia.
Everybody loves Community Boating: On Yelp, it receives an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. A few 30 Kilohertz chirps from the Yelpers:
- “I have always loved going sailing on my friend’s large sailboat. I was impressed but intimidated by all the sailing terminology and ins and outs you must learn. But CBI is the best place to learn how to sail.” - Christian S, Boston
- “This is such a well kept secret. Good cheap fun for your entire summer. You can bring guests and they also have parties like the annual 4th of July party - great location to watch the fireworks.” - Ashley M, Boston
- “Yaaaaargh. Learn to sail without the scurvy. CBI is one of Bostons best entertainment values. The classes are informative and learning to sail…has been a great time. Get your helmsmen license so you can take visiting friends out on the Charles for something different to do.” - Mike T, Boston
And as its name suggests, Community Boating fosters community. With today’s Groupon, you can afford to enjoy the tranquility of sailing alone or with your special someone (sailing is THE ultimate date, by the way), or partake in the many available group classes and activities: wind surfing, racing, harbor trips and kayaking. So stop sniffing those waters, and get your Groupon.
Community Boating Inc.
With a history of nautical scholarship that dates back to the mid 1930s, Community Boating Inc. has graduated thousands of students from its hands-on sailing school and into the ranks of skipperdom. Seasoned instructors lead classes for all ages, with separate youth, adult, and universal-access programs to ensure that the sweeping vistas, invigorating mists, and albatross necklaces of seafaring can be enjoyed by all. Certified students and members can take jaunts across the Charles River atop a kayak or Mercury sailboat borrowed from Community Boating Inc.’s 100-strong fleet of windblown and man-powered vessels.