Sailing is a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding a saddled turtle, which usually results in boredom and soggy lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a two-hour Intro to Sailing class at Seven Seas Sailing School of Buffalo (a $55 value). With this deal, you'll also receive $55 to use toward the full Basic Keelboat course ($349/person, $599/pair).
Sailabrating more than 40 years in operation, Seven Seas Sailing School is a nonprofit sailing company that employs comprehensive educational programming to school curious aquanauts. During the two-hour Intro to Sailing course, novice maritimers will remain dockside while the wind blows through their hair and their hair blows through their hats, all the while learning introductory skills vital to navigating the waves. The course covers crucial elements such as safety equipment, points of sail, and rules. The class also includes boat tours of the fleet at Seven Seas' marine campus as well as a chance to meet the instructors and sing them a freshly composed sea shanty.
Seven Seas Sailing Center
Open since 1970, the U.S. Sailing Association–accredited Seven Seas Sailing Center offers landlubbers a taste of the aquatic life aboard sailboats manned by U.S. Coast Guard–certified captains. The team regularly exercises budding sailors' sea legs with certification courses and a seven-part Basic Sail program, and has also instructed students with multiple sclerosis and worked with the Sea Scouts to construct the world's first brick sailboat as part of a mission to take down rogue lighthouses. Seven Seas' headquarters on the Buffalo Ship Canal, complete with on-shore barbecues, a gazebo, and dockside gardens, hosts regular Friday-night family Sailabration events that combine food and fireworks with lively cruises and contests. When not sailing through their own programs, Seven Seas' captains and boats have been featured as crews in The Sullivans and Bruce Almighty.
284 Fuhrmann Blvd.
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