Riding in a sailboat is a thrilling way to traverse the open seas or achieve a windblown, seagull-tousled hairstyle without greasy motor oil. Reap boating benefits with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a one-hour sailing outing for up to four people from South Bay Sailing in Redondo Beach (a $135 value).
The skilled boatswains of South Bay Sailing lead seafaring excursions upon their trusty fleet of sailboats, earning their outfit the distinction of being named Best Sailing Class in 2011 by Easy Reader News. Crews of up to four embark for an hour upon the waves in a 26-foot J/80 sailboat, which, like a Boy Scout troop, can reach speeds of up to 15 knots per hour. During the trip, a certified sailing instructor will teach passengers of all experience levels the basics of sailing, such as trimming the jib, hoisting the mainsail for the first sail of the day, and bribing dolphin-riding sea cops. Those who would prefer to sightsee can relax as the instructor deftly guides the ship across the scenic South Bay coastline. Customers may bring snacks and drinks along for the sail, and are also free to string together up to three Groupons in one visit for a three-hour sojourn in Poseidon’s playground.
South Bay Sailing School
South Bay Sailing School immerses its patrons in the art of wind-propelled boating in the rolling tides near Redondo Beach. With an able stable of watercraft, its skilled sailing instructors await to impart lessons, competition rentals, and relaxing charters. The company's fleet of J/Boats, Farr Yachts, and Topper Sailboats compete in local and long-distance races when not being used for the noble work of helping nautical hopefuls of all levels achieve captainship through South Bay Sailing School's ASA-certified lessons, which were recently voted Best Sailing Lessons in Easy Reader's Best of the Beach. Instructors can also ferry patrons around the verdant South Bay coastline during charter cruises, including special variants such as sunset cruises and champagne sojourns. South Bay Sailing School conducts its watery excursions year round, enabling guests to challenge local dolphins to multiple staring-contest rematches.