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May 25, 2018
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When Offshore Sailing School first got involved with the Leukemia Cup Regatta in 2009, Offshore Sailing School’s founders Doris and Steve Colgate had three inspirations: Steve’s step-father lost his battle to leukemia In 2014, Doris and Steve watched one of their very best friends fight a losing battle to acute myeloid leukimia (AML), a form

December 8, 2017
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BVI CRUISING COURSE PIONEER DISCOUNT Ever since Hurricane Irma roared through the beautiful British Virgin Islands on September 5, 2017, with over 200 mph winds, we anxiously waited for the day when we could announce, “We Are Back!” In December 2017 we resumed our very popular Offshore Sailing School Live Aboard Cruising course at The Moorings

December 2, 2017
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Sam Hahn of New York City recently returned to Offshore Sailing School on Captiva Island, Florida for the Fast Track to Offshore Passage Making course – our highest level cruising course. He found it “the most challenging course, but also the most rewarding course!” Want to try it? Here’s what he wrote to Steve and Doris

November 22, 2017
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Offshore Sailing School graduate, Andrew Vogel, recently purchased a cruising boat – a 2000 Pacific Seacraft 34 “in superb condition.” Andrew wrote in a recent email: “As you can imagine, this is quite a step up from my Weta trimaran, and while there is a lot to learn I am on my way. The PS34 fulfills

July 25, 2017
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The latest Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Cruise took place in the beautiful Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Heather and Nate Atwater, Offshore Sailing School’s cruise leaders, enjoyed the company of 11 sailors on this unique flotilla cruise adventure. Heather reported, “The days were filled with nice sails hopping from Island to Island, and the afternoons

July 7, 2017
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Flotilla Cruising FAQs Why Should You Do a Flotilla Cruise? by Doris Colgate One of our cruising course graduates recently asked me a lot of questions about our Colgate Sailing Adventures flotilla cruises. We had a very lively conversation, that I think might be helpful for anyone considering participating in these fun sailing vacations. Steve

January 30, 2017
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Weathering Unexpected Bad Weather A few weeks ago my wife and I planned and started a trip from Fort Myers Beach, FL to Marco Island, FL.  We planned to head offshore about 20 miles so that we could get way from the sight of land and watch the moon set over the water.  Sailing offshore