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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

April 11, 2017
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The late March 2017 Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Cruise in St. Lucia and the Windward Islands was a delightful respite from cold winter days. Offshore graduates and friends set sail on three Moorings 4000 catamarans with cruise leaders – Nate and Heather Atwater as their guides. They reported it was a delightful cruise, with variable

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

January 13, 2017
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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