Sailing lessons teach you to navigate choppy waters or awkward conversations during unnaturally still waters. Weather any storm with this Groupon.
$195 for Complete Keelboat Sailing Course ($395 Value)
In small groups capped at three students, budding sailors work toward their American Sailing Association keelboat certification in the introductory 12-hour basic sailing course, spread across either three or four sessions. Students also receive study materials, including a book, DVD, regulations booklet, logbook, and pretest. The course focuses on rigging, safety drills, sail trim, and boat handling on vessels like the 23-foot Ensign sloop.
Northern Breezes Sailing School
Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard–inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.
Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.