Boat captains must master a nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $149 for a three-hour introductory sailing course for two (a $600 value)
- $199 for a three-hour introductory sailing course for four (a $1,200 value)
Aimed at new sailors, the course covers the history of the sport, parts of the boat, and sailing techniques and includes some hands-on experience with the various onboard tasks. The school offers this class twice a day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Bay Area Sailing School
The instructors at Bay Area Sailing School—an American Sailing Association–certified professional training facility—pass their love of sailing on to fledgling skippers in classes that range from entry-level basic keelboat sailing up to advanced coastal cruising. Based at Watergate Marina on Clear Lake, the school sends training boats out to make wake in Galveston Bay and churn the Gulf's salty waters. Students can build up their skills over time, graduating to bigger ships, mastering navigation tactics, and learning how to say "which way's north?" in dolphin. Eventually, thanks to Bay Area Sailing School's partnership with Sackett Sailing Center, they'll be able to rent boats at reduced membership rates and start enjoying the good sailing life.