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
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
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
One of Offshore Sailing School’s Colgate Sailing Adventures flotilla cruises took place in September 2017 on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Led by our veteran cruise leaders, Nate and Heather Atwater, this cruise was a highlight of the 2017 flotilla cruise season for Offshore. Here is Heather Atwater’s diary on the adventures of six Sunsail
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
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
About a week ago my wife, Debbi, and I left Fort Myers Beach, Florida on an overnight sail to Marathon in the Florida Keys. The conditions were just about perfect. We had a 10-15 knot breeze giving us a classic port side beam reach on a sunset sail. Then the the Auto-Pilot spoke to us.
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
Ben Lawrence of State College, PA wrote this blog about an eight-day learning experience just before the holidays, that gave him “a brand new skill set, a sense of accomplishment, and a certification to charter a sailing yacht up to fifty feet long.” Read on for his full story. “When I was a kid my
Sunny skies and perfect winds welcomed Steve Crisp and Dr. Debbie Martin to Offshore’s St Petersburg, Florida branch. These Canadian guests recently purchased a sailing yacht with no sailing experience. Recognizing the importance of learning the fundamentals of sailing in a proven, structured and fun manner, they chose Offshore Sailing School’s 5-day Learn to Sail course.