Offshore Sailing School News

New Summer Rates Now in Effect for Offshore Sailing School Courses in Florida and the British Virgin Islands!

We’ve teamed up with our resort partners to bring you low summer rates for your accommodations and tuition packages at any of our beautiful Florida locations and in the British Virgin Islands too. Florida and BVI weather is amazingly beautiful all summer long, truly. Wake up to beautiful blue skies every morning, nice breezes, and gorgeous beaches that stretch for miles. Call 888-454-7015 to check rates and book today!

Offshore Sailing School Adds Fifty Feet of Sheer Cruising Fun to Our British Virgin Islands Fleet

Effective July 1, when you take a Live Aboard Cruising Course or Fast Track to Cruising Course in the British Virgin Islands, you get to learn on a Moorings 50.5 – your ticket to confident cruising on monohulls anywhere in the Moorings or Sunsail charter world! Of course, if sailing flat is more to your liking, you have the choice of power or sail catamarans in these beautiful islands too. Call our sales team now at 888-454-7015 for an exclusive big-boat package in the BVI.

Offshore Sailing School Opens New Branch at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City

New York City has a new premier sailing school and club in North Cove Marina, Battery Park City, The school officially opened on May 23, offering Learn to Sail and Performance Sailing courses, and membership in the North Cove Sailing Club – sailing on award-winning Colgate 26 sailboats for school and club members. In addition, a robust KidsSail Youth Sailing Program provides scholarships for kids with special needs. Read more about our North Cove Sailing Center here.

Florida Weekly Celebrates Offshore Sailing School for 130,000+ Graduates

The March, 4, 2015 issue of Florida Weekly recognizes Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School for more than 130,000 graduates and 50 years of success. Read the article to hear what recent graduates said about their experience.

Offshore Sailing School, Steve and Doris Colgate Featured in Avenue Magazine

Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School is featured in the February issue of Avenue Magazine. Learn more about their worldwide sailing adventures and why they enjoy still being at the helm of America’s #1 Sailing School®!

Doris Colgate Recommends New Sailing Book

Convergence: A Voyage through French Polynesia, by Sally-Christine Rodgers is a beautifully illustrated travel narrative about a family’s journey to and around the South Seas. “This is a book that transports you to another world, one that you won’t be able to put down,” says Colgate.

Celebrity Pro-Am Regatta Raises $10,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Four celebrity sailors with Olympic medals, America’s Cup honors and World Championships to their names, vied for line honors in a fun-filled two-day regatta hosted by Offshore Sailing School at its Ft. Myers Beach, Florida campus. More than 50 sailors and guests participated, bringing Offshore Sailing School’s total cash contribution to LLS to more than $135,000. To view full details click here.

Sailing for a Cause Benefits American Heart Association and Children’s Hospital

On January 11, 2015 members of Ft. Myers based, Impact Initiative, joined Offshore Sailing School for a sailing adventure fundraiser. Steve and Doris Colgate, both II members are also members of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and Red Tie for Men. The half-day Sailing for a Cause event focused on raising money for AHA and the Golisano Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital now under construction. To view full details click here.

Offshore Sailing School 50th Anniversary Contest Winners Announced

During 2014, Offshore Sailing School ran a contest for anyone who had taken a course or sailing lesson, participated on a flotilla cruise, sailed in a corporate or group adventure, or any other program provided by Offshore Sailing School. Entries were judged by the editors of Cruising World magazine. To view full details click here

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Founded by Olympian and America’s Cup sailor, Steve Colgate, in 1964, Offshore Sailing School provides sailing instruction at all levels from Learn to Sail to Offshore Passage Making, and leadership and team building programs for university groups, corporations. The company has seven locations in Florida, the British Virgin Islands, New Jersey and New York. For more information contact Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing at or 239-985-7516.