Commuting via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer it’s definitely the deer’s fault. Hit the water’s open roads with today’s Groupon to Annapolis Sailing School in Annapolis. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get a two-hour Introduction to Sailing lesson for one person (a $180 value).
- For $150, you get a two-hour Introduction to Sailing lesson for two people (a $360 value).
In the boating business since 1959, Annapolis Sailing School and its crew of certified instructors have spent the past half-century teaching recreational sailing as a stress-free and enjoyable pursuit. The outfit’s Introduction to Sailing lesson gives fledgling seafarers the opportunity to learn sailing basics aboard the good ship Rainbow 24, a trusty vessel featuring all necessary safety gear and an excellent track record with very few mutinies. The scenic Severn River and Chesapeake Bay make for a beautiful aquatic classroom as up to four students spend two hours learning about basic boat parts and practicing the fundamentals of steering, tacking, and jibing. Along the way, passengers can take in views of the Naval Academy and feed the Navy SEALs sunning themselves on the beach. The Introduction to Sailing lesson is offered every day of the week by appointment, with lessons embarking at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
Annapolis Sailing School
At Annapolis Sailing School, the instructors prefer hands-on teaching to traditional textbook methods. They’ve developed this approach ever since their first lesson in 1959, when the school opened. Many lessons later, the staff continues to introduce novice sailors to the sea aboard their fleet of vessels, which includes a rainbow sailboat and a cruiser. From the get-go, students are encouraged to man the jib and barter with Poseidon over the choicest sailing routes. In addition to these private and group sailing lessons, the staff also rents out sailboats and offers a certification program that adheres to the American Sailing Association’s program.