$196 for a Two-Day, 12-Hour Basic Keelboat Sailing I Class from San Francisco Sailing School (Up to $490 Value)

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Students complete the first half of the American Sailing Association certification during a two-day course mostly on the water

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Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid only on Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday. Reservation required; Subject to weather. 7-day cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply. Classes must be used by the same person. Must be 13 or older. Must be used in two consecutive days. Valid only for Basic Keelboat One class. Minimum 2 students in attendance required or subject to cancellation. Extra $35 for course material recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$196 for a Two-Day Basic Keelboat Sailing I Class (Up to $490 Value)

Sailing novices learn the basics of boat handling through hands-on training with experienced staff. Besides the 30-minute lecture that begins the course, students will spend nearly all their time on water. By the end of the first day, they'll have learned how to set up a sailboat and steer; by the end of the second, they'll be considered competent to sail the bay waters as crew members. This class forms the first half of the American Sailing Association certification process, which is continued in Basic Keelboat II. Students will also be sailing along the waters where the pros will cruise during the next America's Cup race, with the school also in close proximity to the race's official Village.

This Groupon is valid for classes that take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday.

San Francisco Sailing Company

At a certain point in the evening, even nature seems to stop and admire San Francisco’s lights as they shimmer in the bay’s reflection. It’s at that moment, when the fog lifts and the wind calms, that San Francisco Sailing Company’s captains embark on their City Lights night sail, just one of their several charters and sailboat excursions. With a fleet of three boats—The Santa Maria, The Privateer, and Lady J—the captains accommodate large parties of up to 28, or gatherings as small as five. They also operate an American Sailing Association–certified sailing school where students get hands-on experience in tacking, jibing, and defending San Francisco from the ghosts of the Spanish Armada.

The San Francisco Sailing Company

The San Francisco Sailing Company and the San Francisco Sailing School offer charters, sailing tours, and sailing lessons. They provide customers a chance to cruise the Bay as if on their own private yacht, or teach customers how to sail through their American Sailing Association certified facility. On a typical sailing tour, seasoned captains give passengers a memorable experience as they enjoy unique panoramic views of the entire Central San Francisco Bay. Tours pass the water front from Fisherman's Wharf all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge and views of Sausalito, and Angle Island. In sailing lessons, students will learn theory and terminology, as well as spend the majority of the time on the water practicing maneuvers such as tacking and jibing. In two days of lessons, students are half way through Basic Keelboat certification.

Customer Reviews

Great Russian captain and crew. Lovely sail...
Loraine R. · 5 days ago
Dress in layers, and follow their tip about appropriate shoes. Otherwise....ENJOY! It's wonderful ~
Lisa W. · August 5, 2016
Signed up for Groupon SF prior to our trip, that's how we found out about SF Sailing Company, it was great. So fun, and beautiful views of the SF skyline and the GG bridge.
Kara H. · January 31, 2016

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