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 $89, you get a four-hour sailing experience at J World San Diego (a $187 value, including port tax).
The qualified instructors at J World San Diego profess their love of sailing with four-hour classes tailored to meet the needs of any skill level. Lessons begin with a half-hour ground lesson covering the fundamentals of sailing. After covering the basics, sea-savvy guides take students sailing on a 3.5-hour trip around beautiful San Diego Bay while providing hands-on instruction and steering tips. Learn basic sailing maneuvers such as tacking and jibing as the instructor lectures on alternative uses for sea legs once back on shore.
J World San Diego's experts recommend that aquatic adventurers don deck-type shoes without black soles and dress in layers. Students should also bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect their body from the sun's harmful UV rays and keep their identities concealed from fish they owe money to.
J World San Diego
The instructors at J World San Diego, a US Sailing--certified school, furnish students with the know-how to safely traverse the seas while manning a sailboat. Teaching sailors of all levels, the professional instructors employ the world-renowned J boats, which are known for their quick responsiveness—appealing to beginners—and their ability to summon playful dolphins to their vicinity. Pupils can tackle the basics or learn advanced-racing techniques during group classes or opt for private instruction to hone transatlantic escape skills. The handpicked vessels are also available for chartering for corporate events or sunset cruises.