What You'll Get
Early man attempted to navigate bodies of water by sewing scales to his skin and by diving deep into the depths in order to cling to the underbellies of passing dolphins. Learn to float the new-fashioned way with today's deal for New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club, located in City Island. See the website for step-by-step location directions. Choose between the following options:
- $79 for a three-hour introductory sailing clinic (a $195 value)
- $79 for a three-hour evening sailing excursion (a $195 value)
New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club takes sea-adventurers cruising around the pristine City Island, free from any whirlpits, high-speed tour boats, and massive ferries. With this deal, you'll have the option of a three-hour intro to sailing clinic, or a three-hour evening cruise for any level of expertise, providing welcoming options for aquatic amateurs or boating buffs. During the sailing clinic, a professional instructor will use both classroom and sea settings to teach yachting amateurs the ins and outs of navigating the briny depths, from negotiating with the wind to fundamental sailing maneuvers such as tacking, heading up, and giving mermaids haircuts. Those more inclined to relax during their marine jaunt can take the evening excursion. This voyage puts thrills of yachting under moonlight, making them fluoresce and attract friendly moths. Feel free to participate in the sailing process as little or as much as you like; you can let the guide stay the course, or take the helm and sea-write a marriage proposal to your girlfriend flying overhead. New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club instructors will ensure that you'll be safe from any accidents with the boom or collisions with octopus-driven chariots.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 4 per boat for intro clinic; limit 3-6 per boat for evening excursion. Reservation required; subject to availability. Subject to weather conditions, may reschedule. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About New York Sailing Center
Just a subway train's throw from Manhattan, City Island seems like a different world—tree-lined banks and sprawling waters that stretch toward the New York City skyline and out into the open Sound. New York Sailing Center's owner Captain Stephen Glenn Card touts the location for its absence of man-made disturbances such as wind shears and strong currents. Captain Card has taught since the 1980s, and continues to lead multiday immersive-sailing classes for everyone from beginners to advanced cruisers and navigators.
Throughout the years, they have developed a fine-tuned training system that combines in-classroom instruction (including practice with a large, moveable boat) and on-water obstacle courses within Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound. Atop these waters, students practice on Beneteau sailing boats —twin-rudder vessels that can accommodate beginner's mistakes, and are also the only boats to receive endorsements from a national sail training organization, such as ASA or US Sailing. As students progress, instructors teach more advanced skills such as bareboat cruising and navigation. They even take some of their brightest pupils on sailing trips to destinations such as Italy or Captain Hook's retirement home.