Learning to sail bestows people with stylish windblown hair and the ability to talk to clams before putting them in chowder. Reap boating benefits with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour introduction to sailing lesson from Sail Dallas in Lewisville (a $99 value). Classes are available on select weekdays and weekends, with more lessons scheduled during spring and summer. Groupon purchasers should consult the lesson schedule for class times and availability.
Captain Matt Meadows and his sea-savvy crew at Sail Dallas translate decades of sailing experience into laid-back two-hour sailing lessons aboard a J/24 sailboat on Lake Lewisville. Instructors teach shipmates essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean, and impart the basics of boating safety. Sailors also practice rudimentary crew coordination with a game of Twister played on a plank. Hands-on lessons allow seafaring neophytes to gain skills during a leisurely sea stroll, which come in handy should sailors decide to advance to higher-level lessons. Lessons are approximately two hours, with a short classroom session before hitting the high seas.
As waves churn in the mid-Atlantic, Captain Matt Meadows is hard at work. He has to deliver a sail boat to an eagerly awaiting customer at his destination port in Italy. Though the United States Coast Guard Master occasionally delivers boats domestic and abroad, his main passion is teaching. From his home base on Lake Lewisville, Captain Meadows and his team of skippers lead lessons ranging from intro to sailing classes all the way through advanced sailing certifications, during which they teach students essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean. They also instruct on specialty concentrations such as celestial navigation and offshore sailing. They lead beginning and advanced racing lessons for students interested in performance sailing, and they also rent out their schooners for all sorts of occasions.
Pier 121 Marina Lake
Lewisville, Texas 75056