Four-Day Racing and Tuning Clinic in Sunny Florida



At Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Ft. Myers Beach

DECEMBER 2-6, 2018

This remarkable four-day sailboat racing course for sailors who want to win is hosted by America’s Cup and Olympic racer, Steve Colgate – inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in October 2015. In this fun Florida sailing clinic, you experience non-stop racing instruction aboard high performance Colgate 26 keelboats, mornings and afternoons, with shore seminars, parties, regattas and, yes, some time to relax and explore Southwest Florida’s many attractions.

The Win-Win Team

Steve-Colgate-BVI-Racing-Clinic-2016Steve Colgate is with you throughout the four-day sailboat racing course, assisting the coaching team and running the race committee boat. Doris Colgate is by his side, taking photographs of your sailboat races for you to have later on. All the seminars will be conducted by Olympic Silver Medalist, Morgan Reeser, who is currently coaching the British Racing Team in World Sailing competition. More on Morgan will be published soon.

All of the expert, and very personable coaches go beyond the call in working with every participant in this Florida sailing clinic. They are with you throughout the day, starting with morning seminars, at the docks, with you on the boats in morning sailing sessions, during lunch seminars, back on the water with you on the boats in afternoon sailing sessions, in recaps at the end of the day, and then evening events. The knowledge they provide and their dedication to your learning process are truly “priceless!”

Who Should Participate

This special week is for those who already race sailboats and want to get that winning advantage over the competition back home; and for knowledgeable, experienced sailors who want to get into racing. You should have competitive desires and be physically fit. The Colgate 26s are easy, fast, responsive and fun to sail – with lots of adjustments you can transfer to your boats back home. You are on the water morning and afternoon, with non-stop boat and sail handling drills, lots of practice starts and lots of short races. To download the daily schedule please click here. Crews are put together based on resumes. Please be very frank about your experience and goals. Come prepared to learn and have a great time!

Here’s What Is Included in Your Four-Day Racing Clinic Package:

  • Five nights in a White Sands Villa including daily resort fee and taxes
  • 18 hours of coached racing instruction and practice races
  • Guest Expert Olympic Silver Medalist conducting shore seminars and sailing with each crew
  • Professional Offshore Sailing School instructor coaches on each boat
  • Maximum four participants per boat
  • 10 hours of in-depth shore seminars
  • 6 hours of regatta racing for awards
  • Complimentary Meet and Greet Orientation Party with hors d’oeuvres and island punch
  • Complimentary continental breakfast every morning
  • Complimentary box lunches all four days
  • BBQ on beach Tuesday
  • Awards dinner Thursday
  • Commemorative UV protective long-sleeve shirt
  • Commemorative cap
  • Awards for first, second and third winning crews
  • Complimentary photos taken during the program
  • Colgate’s Performance Sailing and Racing book
  • Course certificate and Offshore Logbook

Package Rates Include Everything Above

All accommodations are in one bedroom and two bedroom villas in the White Sands building overlooking the resort’s exotic Octopool pool and miles of sandy beaches. One bedroom villas accommodate a maximum of four persons, with one king bed in the master bedroom and a double size sleeper sofa in the living area. Two-bedroom villas accommodate a maximum of 8 persons, with one king bed in the master bedroom, two double beds in the second bedroom and a double size sleeper sofa in the living area. All villas have a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, spacious living and dining area, TV, DVD player, WiFi and screened and furnished private lanai.

2018 Package Rates Coming Soon

With just 16 spots available, you may save one for yourself now by paying a $200 refundable deposit. When rates are announced, the balance of a 30% deposit is required, or you may cancel for full refund of your $200 deposit.

Bring a Loved One or Friend to Share the Fun

This is a wonderful place to kick back and relax, while enjoying Florida sunshine and warm weather!  Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has a full service spa for ultimate relaxation, guests enjoy a free buffet breakfast each day. We encourage you to bring a loved one or friend to share your getaway, whether they want to sail or not. If you are bringing someone who is not in the program, please use the single rate for the one-bedroom villa and add $225 to your total package for the two dinners if they would like to join you at these fun events. If your party includes more than one non-sailor, please call 888-454-7015 for rates.

Sign up now.  This special sailboat racing clinic fills fast!
 888-454-7015 or email Sail@OffshoreSailing.com