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4-Night Package for 2 Includes Suite with Private Dock for J Series Yacht

IRVINGTON, VA (March 11, 2008) - Are you an aspiring sailor seeking professional sailing instruction that is safe, fun and friendly, as well as luxurious time ashore? Then book the Tides Inn "Learn to Sail Vacation Package," where you'll receive expert sailing instruction while enjoying four nights in a deluxe suite complete with a private slip perfect for docking your J Series yacht.

The waterfront setting, in the charming town of Irvington on Virginia's Northern Neck likened to where "Nantucket meets the Hamptons," couldn't be more inspiring. The resort sits on Carters Creek, a pristine estuary that is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers.

During your stay while you pursue basic US keelboat certification, you'll still have ample time to enjoy the resort's three restaurants, full service spa or other outdoor recreation, including championship golf, tennis and volleyball.

The 2008 Tides Inn Learn to Sail Vacation package includes:

4-night accommodations in Lancaster House, the resort's deluxe suite with adjoining private boat slip
Private daily sailing instruction with the experts from the on-site Premier Sailing School, the region's top professional sailing school recognized by the United States Sailing Association; successful completion earns you US basic keelboat certification
- Day 1: Welcome orientation with instructor over cocktails
- Day 2: Private morning boat tour of "Rivah" country, followed by afternoon classroom instruction
- Day 3: Out on the water learning to trim the sails for maximum speed on the wide Rappahannock River, sailing the tributaries off Chesapeake Bay past impressive riverfront homes, and spotting ospreys and blue herons
- Day 4: Experience the thrill of yacht racing, tacking, jibing, and flying downwind on a spinnaker leg
Daily breakfast and lunch for two
Sailing slickers for two
Priced at $2,495 for two (must be age 6 or older for sailing instruction), April to October 2008
For reservations, call toll free 800-843-3746, contact the hotel directly, 804-438-5000 or visit

About Tides Inn
The intimate 106-room Tides Inn, set on its own waterfront peninsula in the charming town of Irvington on Virginia's Northern Neck, has been a Chesapeake Bay tradition for over 60 years. A preferred mid-Atlantic getaway for couples, families and small groups, the resort features luxury accommodations furnished in British colonial style and dedicated state-of-the-art conference facilities certified by IACC. The resort's signature fine dining restaurant, the Chesapeake Club, serves seasonal regional Chesapeake Bay cuisine. Additional amenities include a full service spa; cruises aboard the historic yacht, Miss Ann; an award-winning 60-slip marina that accommodates boats up to 125 feet; a professional sailing school and an array of outdoor recreation, including championship golf, tennis, croquet and volleyball.

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tides Inn is part of the Enchantment Group portfolio of award-winning properties. The Sedona, Arizona-based spa and resort development and management firm also operates Enchantment Resort and Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort, named "world's best destination spa" in a 2007 Travel + Leisure magazine readers survey.

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