The Colgate Sailing Blog

December 14, 2016
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Ben Lawrence, a recent Fast Track to Cruising grad from Pennsylvania, sent us this link to a blog he posted about his learning experience. It’s a great little story about how he got into sailing and what the course did for him. Ben’s thanks to Diana who inspired him to sign up, to Suzie for teaching him the

December 13, 2016
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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

November 29, 2016
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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

November 23, 2016
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I am an English Instructor, currently training on Offshore Sailing School’s methods and curricula, in anticipation of joining its teaching staff in the British Virgin Islands. With over six years experience working in the yachting Industry I have trained with and been employed by what I regard as the good, the bad and the ugly

October 13, 2016
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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

May 10, 2016
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Videos with Steve Colgate Showcase the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme in New York City. Steve Colgate is an Offshore sailor, Olympian, National Sailing Hall of Fame member, Colgate 26 boat designer and owner of Offshore Sailing School with seven locations in Florida, New York Harbor, and the British Virgin Islands. Above all, Steve says he is,