Sailing on international waters allows sailors liberties that can't be taken on land, such as marrying a video game, naming a dog a swearword, or rebroadcasting NFL games without the written consent of the league. Go above the law with today's Groupon: for $95, you get a two-hour sailing lesson or cruise for up to two from Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown (a $190 value).
Seasoned instructors captain Courageous Sailing Center's fleet of 19-foot Rhodes sailboats through Boston Harbor, initiating students in the ways of the sea during private, two-hour sailing lessons. Seafarers learn the ropes of steering and operating sailboats, confidently taking the wheel under instructor guidance to navigate the waves without trying to saddle up a whale. For a relaxing evening, couples or trios can opt to let the captain steer while they enjoy the scenic, salty waterscape.
Courageous Sailing Center, a US Sailing–certified organization and beacon of community service, employs the sea to support at-risk youth, developing teens' personal responsibility, problem-solving skills, and teamwork through summer programs. See the website's FAQ page for more information about this Groupon or ransom demands for the other 23 letters of the alphabet.
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.