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Single parents, sail away

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Single parents and their kids can learn how to sail during Offshore Sailing School's "Single Parents Week" July 13-18 in Ft. Myers, Fla. It's the first time the school has designated a week just for solo parents and their children.

The five-day course includes morning classroom instruction and half-day on-water instruction each day except Friday, when you have a practice sail without the instructor.

You also get accommodations ashore, which can sleep up to four. You can earn U.S. sailing certification following an optional Friday test.

The program is for single parents with kids aged 7 to 17. Single parent families will be paired with each other for a maximum of four students on each sailboat.

Rates range from $2,893 for one parent and child in a deluxe, gulf-front studio, to $5,755 for one parent/three children in a two-bedroom beach villa.

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