Sail and Power Courses

America’s #1 Sail and Power School

Since 1964, Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School has graduated more than 130,000 adults and their families. Steve and Doris Colgate and their professional faculty, take great pride in teaching to the highest standards at their sailing schools, also referred to fondly as Colgate sailing school. Whatever your sailing and boating goals, our sailing courses are taught in a comfortable, safe and fun environment, on the best boats for training, with caring instructors who give you the confidence to fulfill your dreams through our many sailing classes.
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The Offshore Advantage at Offshore Sailing School

  • Steve Colgate, Offshore Sailing School’s founder, Olympian and America’s Cup sailor, inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame October 4, 2015; celebrated sailing educator who mentors our team and sets the standards for extraordinary sailing and boating education
  • Founded and operated by award-winning sailing educators, Steve and Doris Colgate
  • Professional faculty with teaching skills equal to their vast on-water experience
  • Sailing schools with the most extensive range of sailing courses, each with comprehensive curriculum
  • Personalized on-water sailing lessons with no more than four students per instructor
  • Acclaimed textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and the United States Sailing Association
  • Award winning sailboats and powerboats designed for your safety and performance
  • Offshore Sailing School Certification and US Sailing Certification at all levels recognized by charter companies world-wideColgate sailing school
  • Superior Colgate sailing school locations providing amazing sailing lesson vacation

“A doctor and avid sailor highly recommended the Colgate school and said if we were going to do it then we should do it right! Offshore Sailing School was a tremendous experience that provided a whole new world of opportunities for us to explore. This was an investment in the future and now our future is unlimited!”

Steve and Beth Leathers – Helena, AL

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  • Learn To Sail Certification Courses: 2-day, 3-day and 5-day courses on a Colgate 26 takes you through intermediate level with Colgate sailing school
  • Fast Track To Cruising®: Couch to captain’s chair on Colgate 26 and 43′ to 50′ cruising catamaran and monohull yachts, this popular course prepares you for big boat cruising in one week
  • Intro to Sailing: 6-hour introductory course on Colgate 26, two half-days or one full day to discover the joy and fun of sailing
  • Colgate Accelerated Sail Training: “COAST” takes you from beginner to passage maker in one year with Fast Track to Cruising and Fast Track to Passage Making Courses
  • Sailing Lessons: 2-hour Discover Sailing sessions on Colgate 26
  • Online Learn to Sail Course: Sailing classes that teach our Learn to Sail Certification Courses with videos, interactive diagrams and quizzes in a classroom setting.

  • Performance Race Week: 6 days high intensity coaching and racing aboard Colgate 26 sailboats with North U. director and coaches
  • Coastal Passage Making: 6-10 days, at least 50 miles of coastal sailing, overnight passage, on big catamarans and monohulls

      • Team Building and Leadership Programs: Half-day, full-day, week-long programs for business professionals and universities
      • Private Couples and Family Courses: Available with most Beginner and Intermediate course options
      • Tweens and Teens Learn Free: Up to 3 kids learn free with two adults, 5-day Learn to Sail and Bareboat Charter Certification Courses only
      • Girlfriend Getaways: Learn to Sail and Cruising Courses for women, taught by women

Everything is first class. Offshore delivers a value proposition – excellent value for the price paid and instruction received. The books, the instructor, the hotel classroom, the location and the boat were all first class and well worth the money and time spent.”

Tom Bisanz – Frisco, TX

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