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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Sail the Virtual Seas with an Olympian

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Sail the Virtual Seas with an Olympian

20 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Sail the Virtual Seas with an Olympian

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Sail the Virtual Seas with an Olympian

20 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

No matter where you are, we can go sailing together, virtually! First, we’ll chat about my background and qualifications as a sailor. Despite us being in different places, I still want you to feel comfortable with me at the helm as your host. From competing in the 2012 Olympics to racing big boats offshore, I have a lot of experience on the water. Hopefully you'll meet my wife too, who's just as capable on the water, if not more so! Next, we’ll talk through the strategy and tactics of sailboat racing, including what we look for on the race course in the water, wind, and clouds. Then we'll have a little activity to show how sailors use wind shifts to their advantage. Then we'll check out a chaotic race from the London 2012 Olympic Games and explore these concepts in real life. Please note that our morning sessions are geared toward families, while the evening sessions have more of a happy-hour vibe. Though anyone is free to join at any time!

Try something new together

Try something new together

  • Thoughtful hosts

    Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.

  • Small group activities

    Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.

  • Simple and global

    Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.

Your host

Learn more about James

James

I'm an Olympian who competed for Ireland in sailing. During the London Games, I raced in the Laser, a one-person dinghy. I'm now professionally big-boat racing and managing racing programs, from classic wooden boats to an extreme foiling boat that broke the sailing world speed record. I'm a licensed Yachtmaster based in the San Francisco Bay Area and London.

What to bring

3 small and straight objects of the same size (like toothpicks, matchsticks, baby carrots, or pen caps)
1 arrow- or dart-shaped object (like a fork or a carrot)
3 circular objects (like glasses, bottles, cans, wine corks, cherry tomatoes, or grapes)
Once we start watching the race, feel free to eat the food items. Or, if you want to snack on someth…

How to participate

Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"Though we're physically apart, we’ll be sailing together in spirit. You might even be able to hear the lapping of water, since I’ll be joining you from a home located on the San Francisco Bay, or our apartment on the Thames in London."
— James
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? James will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $150.

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Availability


Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
James
Sail the Virtual Seas with an Olympian
20 reviews
From $30/person
20 reviews
From $30/person