Sailing around the world is much easier when you learn which knots are edible and the terrible truth behind a dolphin’s smile. Build nautical knowledge with this Groupon.
$75 for a Three-Hour Sailing Lesson for One with $10 Food Voucher (a $260 value)
The semiprivate sailing lesson gives pointers on sailing techniques for any level of experience, from beginners to sailors looking to improve their skills. Offered aboard company boats, lessons embark seven days a week starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a max of four students per group. The $10 food voucher is redeemable at Marino’s on the Bay.
Port Sailing School
Since 2004, the first-aid- and CPR-trained crew at Port Sailing School has ferried passengers over Manhasset Bay for sailing lessons, charters, camps, and certification courses aboard the school's fleet. The outfit's nine noble vessels include such seafaring specimens as the J 24 keelboat, the two-cabin Beneteau 36, and the Sonar 23, designated as the fleet’s primary lesson boat for its roomy cockpit and no-mutinies record. Aboard the Sonar 23, students learn sailing skills and marine laws through instructional courses that range from private introductory sailing lessons to state safety certifications. Based on the course topic, lessons may focus on such boating aspects as docking, mooring pickup, anchoring, or advanced racing techniques, each dictated by the desires of the student and the daily attitude of the sea.