Commuting via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, it’s OK for the hitchhikers to have hooks for hands, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Steer clear with this Groupon.
$40 for Two-Hour Sailing Lesson ($80 Value)
Under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor, sailors spend most of their lesson on the water, learning skills such as rigging, knot tying, and navigating both upwind and downwind in accordance with the Canadian Yachting Association's White Sail curriculum. Lessons range from one-on-one to small-group instruction based on how many people reserve each class time. Two-hour lessons begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday; and at 10 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Sunday. The $80 value of this Groupon may be applied to one of Rocky Point's programs, and for an additional $15 students can receive their CAN Sail 1 certification.
Rocky Point Sailing Association
When most of the local boating club's members decided to venture into sailing large cruisers and racing, a small group of sailors remained loyal to their first love—sailing dinghies. This tightly knit crew formed Rocky Point Sailing Association, which today encompasses a fleet of about 40 boats and a staff of more than a dozen Sail Canada instructors.
At their headquarters inside of Rocky Point Park's Old Mill Boathouse, the sailors instruct kids as young as 4 years up through adults in all levels of sailing. Rocky Point's team also extends membership privileges, such as the use of a restored Columbia 27 cruiser, the Orane. To indulge competitive spirits, RPSA's crew also maintains a race team.