What You'll Get
Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, perhaps due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Get a little closer to the world's wettest enigmas with today's Groupon: for $95, you get your choice of a two-hour private sailing lesson or a two-hour leisure cruise for up to three people with Courageous Sailing in Charlestown (a $190 value).
For two hours, the sea-curious get to try their hand at sailing the Boston Harbor amid the billowing sails and ocean spume of a small boat such as the Rhodes 19—a 19-foot-long sailboat roomy enough for two students looking to grow a pair of sea legs and one skipper brave and sure who will bail you out in the event of any kraken encounters. If you have some sailing experience, simply give notice of the specific area you'd like to focus on while making your reservation. And if you're not interested in learning the ropy facets of sailing at all, simply lean back and enjoy a two-hour cruise while observing Boston from the water.
As a non-profit, all proceeds from Courageous Sailing's commercial ventures go to support its children's sailing programs, which serve more than 1,000 disadvantaged children each year. Its programs teach kids the fundamentals of sailing and the benefits of cooperation while educating them about community service and environmental stewardship.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. By appointment only. 7 day cancellation notice or $30 fee may apply. Valid at Charlestown location only. Must sign waiver. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Courageous Sailing
Some people may see sailing as a way to save money on gas when traveling by water, but Courageous Sailing, recognized as a top 10 community sailing center by US Sailing and Sail Magazine, sees it as a way to educate, build leadership skills, and promote life-long learning. Since 1987, the nonprofit organization has hosted sailing programs for Boston's youth along with providing accessible sailing lessons and membership to the community at large.