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What You'll Get
Sailing lessons teach you to navigate choppy waters or awkward conversations during unnaturally still waters. Weather any storm with this Groupon.
$69 for Introductory Sailing Class ($150 Value)
During two-hour, semiprivate classes, groups of up to four students follow ASA–certified instructors through the basics of sailing a 25-foot Catalina boat in Charleston Harbor. Sailors learn the fundamentals of rigging, steering, and waterway etiquette, such as right of way and requirements for earning an eye patch.
Charleston Sailing School
An American Sailing Association–certified training facility, Charleston Sailing School is staffed by USCG and ASA–certified instructors who each boast at least five years' experience traversing the deep blue. Offering both sail and powerboat rentals, Charleston Sailing School's fleet allows renters to roam the coastal waters by wind or motor, much like a remote-control kite. Individual courses illuminate sailors on the basics of keelboat sailing, bareboat chartering, and basic coastal cruising and also include classes for more experienced mariners that include advanced coastal cruising and the proper way to evade sirens. More extensive liveaboard programs allow students to experience immersive instruction and learn comprehensive sailing skills while living aboard a keelboat for up to a week and fulfilling various levels of ASA certifications.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 1 week in advance. Must be 16 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Not valid on Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.