Learn to sail in Florida

Haven't you always wanted to learn how to sail?

Before the year ends, head south and save on Learn to Sail packages with the Offshore Sailing School. The sailing vacations are discounted up to 25% off. But don't delay. Special rates are open only to 50 new bookings made before the end of November.

A package for two persons (what a great holiday gift-for-two idea!) on a three-day Learn to Sail course at the school's Fort Myers Beach location is $995 per person. Single rates are slightly higher.

The all-inclusive package includes the Learn to Sail certification course (normally $995 for just the tuition), all textbooks, training on award-winning Colgate 26 sailboats (with no more than four per instructor per boat), a test sail without the instructor, a graduation celebration with a personal logbook and diploma. The packages also include a three-night stay at the four-star Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myers Beach.

This special course package is available Monday through Wednesday (arrive Sunday, depart Wednesday) or Friday through Sunday (arrive Thursday, depart Sunday). The course must be completed before Dec. 17.

Call 888-454-7015 or visit online, http://www.offshoresailing.com

AirTran's seasonal sale ends at midnight, tonight (11/10) which includes deals to Tampa-St. Petersburg from $79 each way and to Fort Myers from $84.

Sale rates require a 10-day advance purchase notice and are valid on Tuesday, Wedneday and Saturday through Feb. 10.

Blackout dates include Nov. 25, 28-30; Dec. 18-20, 22-30 and Jan. 2, 3.

Delta Air Lines matches sale rates and rules.