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Learn to Sail!

Learn to Sail!

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I grew up boating on salt water in New England. When I moved to the mountains, I missed the water like I was missing part of my soul. I discovered inland (or lake) sailing and I've been sailing on Smith Mountain Lake for 5 years. I love to sail and I love to teach! I've have helped dozens of men, women, and children learn beginner sailing. Let's get out on the water and have fun!
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What we’ll do

You'll arrive at the lake as my guest and we'll review parts of the boat, some sailing terms, and sailing basics for about 45 minutes. I believe we learn best by doing, so depending on the wind conditions, we'll rig the boat and get sailing! You will have a chance to take the helm (steer) and be the crew (hoist the sails, work the jib sheets (ropes that control the front sail) OR just watch and…

What else you should know

If lightning or thunder is nearby, or if wind conditions are not conducive to sailing, we will connect to postpone or reschedule the experience. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move!

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Bottled waters
Equipment
PFDs

What to bring

Bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, a towel, and snacks or a picnic if you like. Be sure to wear rubber soled shoes that won't slip on the boat

Where you'll be

Smith Mountain Lake is the home of the Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus movie 'What About Bob?' It is a gorgeous man-made lake with 500 miles of shoreline and beautiful views.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If lightning or thunder is nearby, or if wind conditions are not conducive to sailing, we will connect to postpone or reschedule the experience. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move!
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boat ride
Learn to Sail!
New experience
₹8,852 per person
New experience
₹8,852 per person