What You'll Get
Sailing helped civilization flourish, from the trade of valuable world spices to the popular barnacle-encrusted gowns seen on fashion runways. Join the ranks of this maritime pastime with today's deal: for $20, you get a two-hour introductory sailing lesson with OCSC Sailing at its location in the Berkeley Marina (a $40 value). All lessons take place on Saturdays, and several time slots are available. Book a few weeks in advance to ensure a spot on the deck.
An intro-to-sailing lesson with OCSC is designed both for beginners who can't tell a mermaid from Ethel Merman and for more-intermediate students of the stern and aft looking to perfect their technique. Skilled and certified instructors teach each lesson, while a low teacher-to-student ratio ensures plenty of attention and instruction for all involved. Your lesson will focus on practical training, creating a prime opportunity to get some on-the-water experience beneath your sails. Over the course of two hours, you'll be exposed to different roles and positions on the yacht, including the position of steely-eyed helmsman. By the end of the salt-sprayed session, you won't be a certified skipper, but you'll have had a sublime time and tasted the sailing experience, which always tastes like a combination of warm brownies and cold milk.
OCSC Sailing began in 1979 with just one boat and one shed. Today the sailing school has an entire campus consisting of three docks and 50 yachts. After your two-hour lesson, you'll get a tour of the 10,000-square-foot facility, a look at the entire OCSC armada, and a chance to have all questions answered, from "How long does it take to get sailing certification?" to "Is it all right if I keep this dolphin?" Whether you've always wanted to sail but never had the opportunity or always wanted an opportunity but never had the sail, this Groupon will provide memorable fun and a wriggling net full of nautical knowledge.
Valid for members and non-members. All participants should wear soft-soled tennis or boat shoes to their lesson. Bring sunglasses, a hat for sun protection, sunscreen, and a warm sweater or light jacket.
- The people at OCSC are top notch. They know what they are doing. I had the best experience with them! The instructor was so friendly, personable and had years of expertise under his belt. I felt so at home and would highly recommend OCSC to everyone. – leah, Google Maps
- The boats were well equipped and the practical experience is top-notch. The classes are extremely well thought out and I'm really glad I got my Basic Keelboat Verification from them. – Kevin B., Yelp
- OCSC has a beautiful office, many excellent boats, high quality gear, and great people. – colin, Google Maps
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Must be 16 years or older. Valid for introductory sailing lesson only—no substitutions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.