$99 for a Two-Day Sailing 101 Class at Seaforth Boat Rentals in Coronado ($249 Value)

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Kathleen M. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed March 7, 2018
Fantastic two-day ASA course in beginning sailing! Especially liked the location, and the instructor was well-versed and eager to share his experience. Attentive, friendly staff. A great experience!


Matt S. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed August 31, 2017
Incredible instructor - Joe, small class size, friendly staff - I became hooked after my 101 class and am now a Seaforth club member! Highly recommended!


Quintin B. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed August 30, 2017
Super fun. No hassle with the groupon.

What You'll Get

Without boating, Popeye the sailor would have become Popeye the inarticulate district attorney. Rebuff Popeye's lawmaking alter ego and uphold his sea-conquering persona with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a two-day Sailing 101 class from Seaforth Boat Rentals (a $249 value), located in Coronado.

The Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) lets aspiring sailors learn the basics of nautical exploring while cruising the San Diego Bay on a Capri 22'. An expert American Sailing Associate–certified sailing instructor will impart handy seafaring practices and proper etiquette via the mental sonar abilities possessed by every mariner. The course also includes a loan of the requisite literature—the ASA's Sailing Made Easy, which spells out boating regulations, sailing lexicon, and how to turn a trident into a makeshift banjo.

Your two-day course will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a Saturday and Sunday and will likely put you at the helm during moderate wind and sea conditions. Prior experience is not required, as you'll learn the basics in a fun and excitingly hydrating atmosphere. Class sizes of three to four students will ensure that you get plenty of individual attention until you're ready to captain the legendary three-hour tour that will one day be commemorated in a sitcom theme song. Completing the course earns you certification to rent and sail boats up to 25 feet and a prerequisite to take several other ASA classes, including the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising and the ASA 103/104 Combo Catalina Trip class.

If you choose to become a certified member, the American Sailing Association requires a one-time mandatory fee of $39 for the ASA 101 class. This fee will include a one-year membership to ASA, a certification seal, ASA magazine, and an ASA-certified sailor ID card. This cost is optional but is not included in today's Groupon.


Ten Yelpers give Seaforth Boat Rentals' location in Mission Bay a 4.5-star average:

  • All in all, it was a super fun experience. – Kristen M.
  • Very knowledgeable, very helpful and they truly want to bring the sailing community together. The classroom setting is very nice and easy to find. Looks like I'll be sailing in no time! – ronda u.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Seaforth Boat Rental

The experienced staff at Seaforth Boat Rental play host to watery adventures that were voted finalists for the KGTV San Diego A-List’s Best Water Activities in 2010 and 2011. Guided sailing adventures and WaveRunner tours shoot seafarers along the waterways for exceptional views of the coastline, splashing sea life, and dolphins circling on their own WaveRunners.

Consummate aquaphiles can haul various benefits⎯including reduced rates on the rentals of kayaks, canoes, and other seaworthy crafts, access to all five Seaforth locations, and free bicycle rentals in Mission Bay⎯with the Seaforth Sailing Club membership. Seaforth also offers sailing classes along with myriad sailing, yachting, and fishing charters for luxurious days on the water or early mornings spent serenading elusive sailfish.

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