Offshore Sailing School News

Wounded Veterans Adaptive Sailing Program Hosted by Offshore

Offshore Sailing School is hosting a training session and regatta for the Wounded Veterans Adaptive Sailing Program at its North Cove Sailing School in Battery Park City, New York City. Veterans from across the U.S. have flown in for this important event. Read more about this here.

National and Regional Publications Feature Offshore Sailing School Founders, Steve and Doris Colgate

The October 2016 issue of nationally acclaimed Cruising World magazine has a four-page feature called “A Legacy of Learning” about our fearless leaders, Steve and Doris Colgate. A PDF will be available soon, but pick up a copy at your local newsstand as this magazine is a terrific read! Boating on the Gulf, a regional Ft. Myers, FL magazine published an in depth story about our founder, Steve Colgate, which is in some ways, “quite a revelation,” says Doris, his wife of 47 years! You can read that article here.

WINK News and the Ft. Myers News-Press in Florida Feature Offshore Sailing School

When we announced we would be sending our colorful mainsails with the white dolphins on them to our newest location – North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan – we got everyone’s attention. Those gorgeous sails also carry The Beaches of Ft. Myers and Sanibel logo, representing the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau.  Watch this fun video that aired twice on WINK News, a CBS affiliate in Florida and see the News Press story here.

Summer Rates Make for Great Sailing – Offshore Sailing School and Its Resort Partners in Florida and the British Virgin Islands Have Lowered Their Rates

Offshore Sailing School has teamed up its resort partners to create low summer sailing packages with tuition savings and free nights built in. These apply to moste Offshore Sailing School packages in Florida and The British Virgin Islands. Floridians vacation in Florida during the summer because they know temperatures are often lower than many northern beach areas. For summer package rates call 888-454-7015.

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

Effective July 1, 2015 Live Aboard Cruising and Fast Track to Cruising Courses in the British Virgin Islands, will be taught on a Moorings 50.5 – which ensures confident cruising on monohulls anywhere in the Moorings or Sunsail charter world. For those who prefer to “sail flat,” the school also teaches on a wide range of power and sail catamarans out of The Moorings base on Tortola. For more information, call 888-454-7015.

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 School 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.