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 $99, you get an introductory sailing package at SailLaser St. Petersburg (a $198 value) that includes:
- Intro to Sailing class
- Four-hour stage 1 sailing class<p>
The certified instructors at SailLaser St. Petersburg acquaint students with the theory and practice of sailing through hands-on learning sessions. During semiprivate Intro to Sailing courses, participants learn sailing foundations and basic navigational techniques, enabling them to captain a boat without asking a shark for directions. SailLaser’s stage 1 courses afford no more than 20 students at a time the opportunity to practice hands-on boat-handling and sailing skills. Safety boats trail behind all courses, protecting sailors and warding off stampedes of sea cows. SailLaser outfits each apprenticing torso with a U.S. Coast Guard–approved life jacket, but recommends that each student brings along swimwear, closed-toe shoes, a towel, sunscreen, a hat, and drinking water. Intro to Sailing courses are scheduled at students’ convenience, and stage 1 courses take place only on Saturdays.