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.
2016 Bahamas Flotilla Cruise Blog: 2016 Colgate Offshore Sailing Adventures kicked off with a fabulous flotilla cruise in the Abacos, Bahamas. A group of Offshore graduates lead by Heather and Nate Atwater cruised the Abacos November 26th through December 3rd. on Sunsail 444 Catamarans. Here is our cruising log story, with a slide show of some of
I recently attended the 6 day/5 night Offshore Passage Making course offered by Offshore Sailing School out of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. This by far was the best sailing training experience I have ever taken. The class covers nearly 700 nautical miles of 24 hour sailing with no sight of land, and no connectivity to
Why You Should Take a Celestial Navigation Course — by Hugh Marlor — I recently had the opportunity to attend the Celestial Navigation course at Doris & Steve Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School, (www.offshoresailing.com). The Celestial Navigation course is a 5 day classroom based instructor led education on how to navigate by the Sun, Moon, planets
Offshore Grads Enjoy Cruising Along the Dalmatian Coast By Cruise Leader – Folkert “Dutch” Jongkind Twenty-four Offshore Sailing School grads cruised the Adriatic Coast of Croatia August 28-September 4, 2016. Leading the flotilla of six Sunsail 41′ monohulls, was Dutch Jongkind, one of Offshore’s most popular instructors, based in the British Virgin Islands. Here is his
Changing Course Downwind A run or running free is essentially sailing with the wind pushing the boat from behind. When you fall off from close-hauled to reaching, you ease the sails to maintain a consistent angle to the wind. As you fall off to a run, however, you reach a point when you can’t ease