What I hoped for was a three-hour sail, with a knowledgeable yet relaxed instructor. Yea! Everything I hoped for, plus a beautiful Beneteau sailboat in top condition, with all the gear important to me. I'll be back for more.
This was a great experience. I bought the 2 lesson groupon as I wanted to know if I would enjoy the full course before investing in it. The people at the sailing club office were wonderful and the out-on-the water experience was fantastic. I went out twice and had two completely different, but both very informative, captains. I learned a lot in the two lessons and do plan to do the full course. I highly recommend Marina Sailing.
Bought the intro sail/lesson for 2 so my better half, who has no sailing experience, could give it a try (I was just along for the ride). On the plus side, the instructor was clearly knowledgeable, the boat was in decent shape, the value ($ vs time on the water) was excellent. The only real negative was that we spent the bulk of our time just outside the breakwater tacking back and forth to nowhere. As a learning experience so neophytes could get the feel of the helm and the mechanics of tacking, I suppose that was a good idea, but it would have been nice to have them try some other things too. Then again, I know this is just an intro and those who want more can always get it by signing up for more classes. Based on this experience, I don't doubt but that those will be good also.
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$130 for two 3-hour sailing lessons for one ($300 value)
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About Marina Sailing Marina del Rey
Californians realize their nautical dreams at six harbors along the coast, thanks to the skilled guidance and boat rentals of Marina Sailing Marina del Rey. The company's instructors—who are certified by the American Sailing Association and who are USCG licensed-captains—have been teaching people how to safely navigate Pacific waters since 1962. Whether looking to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat, navigate the ocean by following celestial bodies and stalled spaceships, or just spend a few sunshine-filled hours on the water, fledgling sailors can find the proper training and equipment from Marina Sailing's crew. A fleet of more than 80 boats features convenient amenities such as marine barbecues, stereos, and hot showers.