Courses for Women Only


We’re pleased to announce an all-new, inclusive women’s Learn to Sail course package at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Get a girlfriend or group of friends or family members and set sail aboard Colgate 26 sailboats for this island paradise, arriving on August 11 to 17, 2024, or arriving on October 20 to 26, 2024. We’re finalizing pricing now, with all the special touches we outline below, so contact us to join the Waitlist, and we’ll respond in early May. What this Women’s Week sailing course package includes:


  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat textbook sent in advance
  • Doris Colgate’s book: Sailing – A Woman’s Guide, and a signed copy of OFFSHORE High, a biography of Doris and Steve Colgate and their many sailing adventures and accomplishments
  • Six nights accommodations in a luxurious Caribbean Sea-facing king-bed room, with tax and daily resort fee
  • Group Welcome and Graduation celebratory cocktail with your instructors
  • $400 resort credit placed on your room account to go toward a group dinner with wine and a spa treatment at world-class Ixora Spa
  • Instruction in the classroom and aboard Colgate 26 sailboats with up to four students and a female instructor
  • The course runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, with a lunch break on your own
  • Thursday and Friday are at leisure. Hike, spa, swim, paddle or kayak, explore the island and beach, snorkel, take a guided off-island tour/excursion, relax
    Programas de vela sólo para mujeres
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification to skipper a 30′ sailboat
  • Diploma, Logbook and Certification Sticker
  • Special Ladies Sail, Sip & Spa tee shirt and a commemorative hat
  • Eligibility to join our Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla cruises
  • Many Alumni Benefits
  • Complimentary first-year membership in US Sailing

LADIES — BECOME A CONFIDENT BIG BOAT SAILOR!Programas de vela sólo para mujeres

If you’re looking for the top women’s sailing classes in the Caribbean, Fast Track to Cruising® (OSS 101/103/104) sailing classes for women start with two days learning to sail a lively Colgate 26 keelboat (OSS 101) and then six days learning to cruise on a big monohull (OSS 103/104) or catamaran (OSS 103/104/114). You go from “couch to the captain’s chair” in just one week, in Offshore Sailing School’s most popular and comprehensive experiential sailing vacation – the Fast Track to Cruising® course. Even if you have some experience on small boats or have taken a basic sailing course at a community sailing school or another commercial sailing school, this Fast Track sailing course is the best way to get your skills and knowledge up to speed. Come alone or bring your mom, sister, or a friend for our ladies-only sailing courses. Either way, you’ll have a blast and enjoy the camaraderie of women learning together. Watch a video recap of four girlfriends enjoying their Fast Track to Live Aboard Cruising course from Scrub Island Resort,Spa & Marina here. They were such competent and confident skippers by the end of the course that they immediately embarked on a bareboat charter from The Moorings, bringing family and friends along. What fantastic memories they made during our sailing lessons for women. Well done Captains!

EARN THREE CERTIFICATIONS IN ONE WEEK IN OSS 101/103/104Programas de vela sólo para mujeres

If you have keelboat sailing experience and can confidently steer and crew in all positions on a mid-sized sailboat of at least 26 feet, you may take the Live Aboard Cruising course (OSS 103/104) without the two-day Learn to Sail portion (OSS 101). However, that assumes you already have US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. If you do not have US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification you will need to take and pass the Online Learn to Sail Course produced by Offshore Sailing School and Boat US and submit your certificate of completion and a resume for review. If approved, you may then sign up for just the Live Aboard Cruising Course, and take the US Sailing Basic Keelboat test (additional fee of $75) which is a prerequisite before you can take the US Sailing Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising tests administered during the Live Aboard Cruising Course.
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Programas de vela sólo para mujeres


  • The Learn to Sail and Live Aboard Cruising Courses
  • Three nights accommodations ashore, with room tax and daily resort fee
  • Shared or private cabin aboard the cruising boat during the 6-day cruising course
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and three dinners aboard during the live aboard course
  • Doris Colgate’s book: Sailing – A Woman’s Guide
  • US Sailing books: Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat CruisingProgramas de vela sólo para mujeres
  • Three US Sailing certifications, tests administered during course: Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising and catamaran endorsement if learning on the cat
  • Diploma, Logbook and Certification Stickers for each course
  • Eligibility to join our Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla cruises
  • Many Alumni Benefits
  • Up to 15% discount on your first charter with The Moorings
  • Complimentary first-year membership in US Sailing


These women-only sailing courses are taught by expert Offshore Sailing School staff instructors who are US Sailing-certified.

Every photo on this page was sent to us by women who took an Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising course. Call to talk to one of our friendly sales associates and learn how our sailing lessons for women can open up a sea of opportunities!
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