Sailing around the world is much easier when you learn which knots are edible and why dolphins aren’t marriage material. Learn the basics with today’s Groupon: for $187, you get a SailNow! adult sailing course package at The Center for Wooden Boats (a $375 value). The package includes:
- SailNow! sailing program with two-hour Shore School and six On The Water lessons
- One-year membership
- One-hour rowboat rental on Lake Union for up to four people
SailNow! Shore School takes place on the first Saturday of every session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On the Water classes set sail Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The schedule of the next three class sessions is:
- Session 1: January 7–February 4 (registration deadline of January 6)
- Session 2: February 4–March 10 (registration deadline of February 3)
- Session 3: March 10–April 14 (registration deadline of March 9)<p>
In addition to serving as a boat-rental facility, workshop, and small-craft museum, The Center for Wooden Boats cultivates aquatic tastes with a multidiscipline collection of classes. Each lesson package begins with an introductory Shore School class, a two-hour session explaining sail theory, terminology, and peg-leg whittling. Aspiring Ahabs glide through six subsequent On the Water lessons, granting the chance to jib sails and sharpen skills on a crisp aquatic canvas. Dedicated and trained volunteers support the nonprofit center by teaching classes in Blanchard Junior Knockabouts.
After properly stretching sea legs, newly minted members can charter rowboats with up to three friends or friendly strangers for one hour. A one-year membership to The Center for Wooden Boats grants a windfall of benefits, such as discounts on boat rentals, marine-skills workshops, and deals at local retailers and service providers. Members stay up to date on all things past and future with Shavings, the Center’s quarterly newsletter, and enjoy library privileges where they can read about the exploits of one fish, two fish, red fish, and blue fish.
South Lake Union
1010 Valley St.
Seattle, Washington 98109Get Directions