$89 for a Two-Hour Intro to Sailing Class at Island Sailing ($200 Value). Nine Options Available.

Hayden Island

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ASA-certified instructors coach students in basic seamanship skills such as jibing, tacking & docking in classes on Columbia River

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid only at the Portland location. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 $89, you get an introduction to sailing class at Island Sailing (a $200 value). Classes are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from one of the following weekends:

  • January 28 or 29
  • February 11 or 12
  • February 25 or 26
  • March 10 or 11
  • March 24 or 25
  • April 14 or 15
  • April 28 or 29
  • May 26 or 27
  • June 23 or 24


Island Sailing, which has taught the maritime arts for more than 31 years, sends small groups skimming over waves during introductory workshops on the Columbia River. For two hours, American Sailing Association–certified sailing instructors drill five to six novices on the essentials of seamanship, such as efficient jibing, tacking, and bottling of the East Wind. Pupils spend all 120 minutes aboard the Cal 27 or a comparable craft, learning to assist in docking and how to function as a team while rigging and stowing the boat. Meanwhile, a crew overboard exercise teaches aquatic adventurers how to stand proper watch and ignore the allure of sirens.

Students interested in continuing their maritime education will receive a discount of 20% off the two-day ASA 101 basic keelboat class.

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    Hayden Island

    515 NE Tomahawk Island Drive

    Portland, Oregon 97217

    800-303-2470

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