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.
Choose from Three Options
- $119 for an Explore Sailing course and an Intro to Sailing course for one (a $240 value)
- $119 for an Explore Sailing course for two (a $240 value)
- $229 for an Explore Sailing course for four (a $480 value)
The 1.5-hour open-water Explore Sailing course allows students to test the basic operations of a boat: they may practice raising, lowering, and trimming the sails, as well as steering at the helm. Each boat holds up to four students, allowing for private or semiprivate lessons depending on the number of attendees.
During the 6-hour Intro to Sailing course, which is based on the American Sailing Association's Sailing Made Easy manual, students receive classroom instruction on sailing terminology, the dynamics of wind, and principles such as points of sail and basic knot tying.
Skyline Sailing School
Jessica Ferris can trace her interest in sailing back to her childhood in Chicago and northern Michigan, where she plied Lake Michigan's waters with her family. As she grew up, she expanded her boating territory to the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As an adult, she brought her talents home to Chicago as an ASA-certified keelboat captain and the founder of Skyline Sailing School. Here, she passes on her seafaring knowledge in classroom courses that teach sailing principles such as basic terminology, rules of open-water travel, points of sail, knot tying, and choosing the right shoulder parrot. She also engages students with hands-on open-water classes aboard 26-foot keelboats, which begin with an exploration of basic sailing skills and progress to lessons in more advanced maneuvers.