Offshore Sailing School Alumni Benefits


Dear Offshore Sailing School Graduate,

Thank you for choosing Offshore Sailing School for your sailing or power education. We truly appreciate your business and hope you will come back soon, to join us in another course or one of our wonderful flotilla cruises. Keep us in mind when you have a sailing or boating experience you’d like to share. Send your stories, photos and videos to Beth Oliver ( And, if you haven’t already, please share your experience on our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Trip Advisor, Yelp, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram.

Thanks again for choosing Offshore.  Below are some great benefits just for you! 

Steve and Doris Colgate

Discounts On Future Certification Courses and Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruises

After your first US Sailing certification course at Offshore Sailing School, you are eligible for special discounts on future 3-day or longer certification courses and flotilla cruises.  This special sailing school and power cruising school benefit is for anyone who earned US Sailing certification or US Powerboating certification in an Offshore Sailing School course. There are a few exclusions:  Refresher and Close Quarter Maneuvering clinics, ‘Tweens & Teens family sailing and cruising course packages, Coastal Navigation, and courses using a Military discount. Call your Sales Associate at 888-454-7015 today for grad discount details.

Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruises

All Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla bareboat cruises fill quickly when they are announced. Led by cruise leaders, Nate and Heather Atwater, or Offshore Sailing School senior instructors, you get to see the world under sail with like-minded sailors. And Offshore grads with US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification and International Proficiency Certificates get nice discounts on these cruises! 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 for dates, locations and grad discounts, 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 The Moorings, Sunsail and other entities, providing the the best boats to charter and the widest variety of fantastic places to charter. If you achieved US Sailing 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


Offshore Sailing School Logo Apparel and Accessories

Offshore Sailing School has a storefront on the Lands End website where you can buy caps, shirts, jackets, and more with the Offshore Sailing logo. Visit the Lands On online store here.

Free US Sailing Membership Benefitsussailing

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. Click here for more information on obtaining your IPC from US Sailing. When your membership year is up, don’t forget to renew!

Free Magazine Subscriptions

covers_CWD_SWD_webAs 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 seeing the world under sail, choose Cruising World. If your interest leans towards go-fast performance techniques and competitive sailing, you can’t beat Sailing WorldClick here to get your free subscription now.

BoatU.S. Membership Benefits

(2)_6.25_OurPartnersLogos_BoatU.S.FoundationOur President and CEO, Doris Colgate, served on the BoatU.S. National Advisory Council for over 17 years. 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 700,000 members with a low annual membership fee. You will receive 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, discounts for Unlimited On-the-Water towing services, discounts on fuel, repairs and transient slips at over 900 marinas. Click here to start your membership today. Or click here to renew your membership. Remember to use the Offshore Sailing School promo code: GA84797B to become a member. BoatU.S. offers many discounts. Click here for a Member Service Locator and Click here to view Partner Savings.

Sailing – Good for YOU. Good for the World!

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