Give the gift of sailing this holiday season

Forget cheerful sweaters or last minute meat and cheese logs from the local gas station. If you’d like to really surprise someone, give them the gift of sailing.

Starting at $200, you can purchase a gift certificate for the Offshore Sailing School. Founded in 1964 by Olympic competitor Steve Colgate, the school has trained over 100,000 people how to sail.

The Offshore Sailing School operates four locations in Florida, one on the British Virgin Islands, one in New Jersey, one in New York and one in Maryland.

While supplies last, all purchases of $200 or more, will get you a free Inshore Sport Vest, making your gift even more worthwhile. Lessons start a $75/hour, and a full three to five day course starts at $895.

For more information on this thoughtful Christmas gift, or to place an order, check out their gift certificate information page.