For $50, today's side deal gets you a two-hour introductory sailing lesson for two people (a $100 value) from U-Sail of Central Florida in Sanford. U-Sail offers rookie seafarers a relaxed sailing environment on Lake Monroe, a 9,406-acre freshwater lake located just north of Orlando. The introductory lesson teaches individuals with little or no experience the basics of sailing on a four- to six-person boat. Classes are taught by two United States Coast Guard captains with more than 50 years of combined sailing experience.
Each time Captain DJ McCabe leads a sailing lesson, a smile of familiarity crosses her face at the sight of students' widening eyes as the sails catch wind and glide the boat across Lake Monroe. In the silence of the 9,406-acre freshwater lake, sailors can catch glimpses of rare wildlife as the vessel drifts past bathing manatees, soaring herons, and bald eagles snatching each other's toupees. A range of lessons taught by United States Coast Guard captain acquaint aspiring sailors with the trusty rigs, and more advanced students can sign up for certification courses, which follow ASA teaching curriculums to instill safe and steadfast sailing skills. Stationed adjacent to Monroe Harbour Marina, U-SAIL keeps a fleet of 8 boats ranging from 18 feet to 30 feet long and lavishes sailors on land with amenities such as abundant parking, wireless Internet, showers, and laundry machines. U-SAIL is located in the historic downtown district, which boasts myriad restaurants, art galleries, and unique shops.
531 N Palmetto Ave.
Sanford, Florida 32771Get Directions