Sailing on international waters allows sailors liberties that can't be taken on land, such as naming a dog a swearword or rebroadcasting NFL games without the written consent of the league. Go above the law with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $95 for a two-hour sailing lesson or harbor cruise for up to four (up to a $190 value)
- $575 for a 24-hour basic keelboat complete course and a two-month sailing membership (up to a $1,150 value)
Seasoned instructors captain Courageous Sailing's fleet of 19-foot Rhodes sailboats on 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 tiller under instructor guidance to navigate the waves without trying to saddle up a whale. For a relaxing evening, groups can opt to let the captain steer while they enjoy the scenic, salty waterscape.
The basic keelboat complete course gives participants a solid grasp of the fundamentals of sailing, prepping them to take certification exams at the end of their training. An included two-month membership, which is activated on the last day of the course, grants access to the entire 24-boat Rhodes-19 fleet so fledgling sailors can put their skills into practice.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
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.