Offshore Sailing School News, Specials and Events
Offshore Sailing School’s 2018 “Summer Sailabration” contest asked for a 100 word essay and photo, describing “How Sailing with Your Family Has Changed Your LIfe and What Sailing Means to You.” This year’s contest winner is an avid sailor who has taken two Offshore Sailing School courses, owns a boat in The Moorings charter fleet, and lives every minute for the days he can spend in the British Virgin Islands under sail. Click here for the winning entry and story!
THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – YOUR NEXT STOP FOR A FANTASTIC EXPERIENTIAL VACATION UNDER SAIL OR POWER
The British Virgin Islands is the quintessential place to get your power or sail cruising certification. The waters are absolutely gorgeous, swimming is divine, a multitude of beach bars and eateries beckon, and the breeze is perfect every day. Students are loving their courses in the BVI now. You can too!. The Moorings base and Scrub Island Resort are our super popular for our sailing and power courses. So if you’re thinking about learning in the most idyllic cruising grounds in the world, it’s time now to make that decision and give us a call!
888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700
Do you like competitive sailing! If you have good basic sailing experience, able to handle a sprightly Colgate 26 as crew or skipper, you’re ready for this exciting 4-day Racing Clinic in December 2018. It’s an absolute blast! But there’s just four spots left. So call right away to make sure you don’t miss this action packed event. If you can’t make it in December, there’s still room in our 29th Annual Performance Race Week with North U. coaches, April 28-May 4, 2019. This intensive week-long sailing and racing experience features 10 Colgate 26 at the start and culminates in a fabulous regatta, followed by an Awards dinner.
We have a full spectrum of sailing vacations available through our Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Cruises – for Offshore Sailing School grads and sailors who love to sail. These fabulous adventures take you all over the world and are the most delightful, hassle free sailing vacation. If the trip you desire is sold out, request a spot on the waitlist. We’ve made many waitlist sailors very happy in the past.
- Tahiti, French Polynesia – October 27-November 3, 2018 – SOLD OUT!
- Grenadines and Windward Islands: St. Lucia-Grenada – February 1-9, 2019
- Grenadines and Windward Islands: Grenada-St. Lucia – February 9-17, 2019
- Insider’s Guide to the British Virgin Islands: Tortola – February 23-March 1, 2019
- Mallorca, Spain – June 29-July 6, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
- Croatia: Agana-Dubrovnik – August 24-31, 2019
- Croatia: Dubrovnik-Agana – August 31-September 7, 2019
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Our bi-monthly newsletter is full of interesting stories, creative specials, sailing deals, upcoming flotilla cruises, contests, and other opportunities to keep you sailing and boating. If you haven’t already, visit our Sailing Newsletter Sign-Up page. Beth Oliver, Offshore Sailing School Director of Marketing, gathers information to keep you informed, shares sailing news, develops contests, and posts photographs and experiences that come from you. Got an idea? Send it to Beth at Boliver@OffshoreSailing.com.
One of our most important special activities is our Tweens and Teens Learn Free program where 7-17 year old kids learn to sail with their parents. This is an absolutely amazing experience, one that many parents say is the best way for the family to bond. Check the Specials section often to see what else is coming up.
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WHAT DO SAILORS DO WHEN THEY’RE NOT SAILING?
They go sailing, of course. And that’s exactly what our founders and fearless leaders, Steve and Doris Colgate, did last August when they arranged a family flotilla cruise in the British Virgin Islands for nieces and nephews and their kids. Check out the photo at the top of this page! Steve and Doris are right smack in the middle of the group.