Offshore Sailing School Alumni Benefits
Thank you for choosing Offshore Sailing School for your sailing or power education. We truly appreciate your business and hope you will come back to join us again soon. In the meantime, here are some great benefits just for you!
We are asked frequently where someone, especially graduates of ours, may purchase Offshore Sailing School merchandise. Since we are no longer in the retail merchandise business, we’ve partnered with Lands’ End and have a storefront on their website so you may purchase merchandise with our Offshore Sailing logo. Visit the online store here.
Keep us in mind when you have a sailing experience you’d like to share. Send us your stories, photos and videos. If you haven’t already, please share your experience on our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Trip Advisor, Yelp, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram.
Thanks so much for choosing Offshore!
Steve and Doris Colgate
10% Lifetime Discount on Future Certification Course Packages!
Benefits for Offshore Sailing School graduates are better than ever, with the guarantee of a 10% discount on future certification course packages, booked beginning February 25, 2020. This special sailing school and power cruising school benefit is for anyone who earned US Sailing certification or US Powerboating certification in a previous Offshore Sailing School course. When noted from time to time, you might even be able to combine this discount with other special offers. Call your sailing advisor at 888-454-7015 today to take the next step at our sailing or powerboating school.
See the World Under Sail on a Colgate Sailing Adventures™ Flotilla Cruises
The header on this page was taken during our last Tahiti Flotilla Cruise, and the gals shown here were participants on that cruise. All our Colgate Sailing Adventures – Offshore Sailing Club Cruises fill quickly when they are announced. Led by cruise leaders, Nate and Heather Atwater, you get to see the world under sail with like-minded sailors. We do all the work – charter the boats, sign the contracts, put the itinerary and crews together, arrange for provisioning and fun times ashore, and more. Just pack your sailing clothes and head to our next destination. Check out our upcoming flotilla cruises and call 888-454-7015 to sign up now!
Charter with The Moorings and Take Advantage of Great Savings
Offshore Sailing School’s long standing partnership with The Moorings goes back to 1973. They are part of THL which owns Moorings, Sunsail and other entities, with the the best boats and the widest variety of fantastic places to charter. If you achieved Bareboat Cruising or higher Certification from Offshore Sailing School, you can save up to 15% on your first charter with The Moorings. You also receive more benefits as a member of The Moorings Captain’s Rewards Program. If you gained Bareboat Charter Certification from Offshore Sailing School, contact The Moorings, (877-299-5586), to jump start your cruising lifestyle!
Just wanted to touch base and let you know how much we have been enjoying our new sailing life. Since we bought a Sunsail charter boat last May, and have gone sailing every other month. We’re feeling like locals in the BVI and visit with Dutch and Patrick (Ed. note: Offshore Sailing School instructors) each time we go. We’ve been able to share our love of sailing with friends and family, turning more people into sailors!
Aaron Maynard – Myrtle Beach, SC
Fast Track to Cruising Course – 2018
Your US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification comes with a free one-year membership in this very worthwhile organization. Take a look at everything US Sailing is doing to promote the sport of sailing. This is the governing body of sailing in the United States, organized in 1897 and appointed as the sailing national governing body by Congress in 1978. In this role, US Sailing represents the U.S. in all international competitions including the Olympics. But more than that, it provides many avenues to participate in sailing and racing on a local level and continue your sailing education. When you earn US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification, you can get your International Proficiency Certificate (IPC), which enables you to skipper boats in Europe, the Med and other dream destinations overseas. Go to https://www.ussailing.org and search IPC for more information. When your membership year is up, don’t forget to renew your membership!
Free Magazine Subscriptions
As an Offshore Sailing School graduate you are entitled to a free one-year subscription to Cruising World or Sailing World magazine if you have a valid U.S. mailing addresses. For great information about cruising and stories from sailors who are experiencing the joys seeing the world under sail, choose Cruising World. If your interested in performance techniques and competitive sailing, you can’t beat Sailing World. Click here to get your free subscription now.
BoatU.S. Half-Price Membership
Did you know that our President and CEO, Doris Colgate, served on the BoatU.S. National Advisory Council for over 17 years? Are you aware the BoatU.S. Foundation produced our comprehensive Learn to Sail Online Course? It’s a great organization that works hard for sailors and boaters rights. Now you are eligible to join the BoatU.S. family of over 600,000 members with an exclusive low membership discount. You get a great monthly magazine, super deals at West Marine stores, exciting sailing vacation offers, and for those of you who own boats there’s more: low cost marine insurance with low or no deductibles, on-the-water and on-the-road towing service, discounts on fuel, repairs and transient slips at over 900 marinas. Go to www.boatus.com and use the Offshore Sailing School promo code: GA84797B and become a member today!
When a graduate books a team building, leadership or incentive adventure for your group and/or employees, you will sail for free. Any Offshore Sailing School graduate who brings a group of 8 or more (2 boat crews) to participate in our popular and very rewarding Corporate Sail-Race Challenge® team building programs, or another of our great group adventures, gets to sail with the group for free! Our Corporate Sail-Race Challenges® improve leadership skills and synergy among corporate teams. For more information on these programs call 888-454-7015.
Every day we get evaluations with accolades about our instructors and an awesome” learning experience. You have probably already shared photos and stories about your Offshore adventure with friends and relatives, co-workers and new acquaintances. We get lots of referrals from our grads but seldom know which grad told a new lead about us. Send us names and contact information for everyone you talk to about Offshore who shows interest in learning to sail or sail better; and for each person that signs up for a course, we’ll send you a $200 gift certificate to use towards a future course or cruise. You can also request free gift certificates ($100 per person) to give to those you think would like to take a course with Offshore. For more information contact Beth Oliver, Boliver@offshoresailing.com.