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The Colgate Sailing Blog

January 9, 2017
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Steve and Doris Colgate were recently interviewed on a program called “Out and About SWFL” – SW Florida TV show that covers local entertainment and businesses. What did they talk about? How they met and fell in love with . . . well, you know.

January 6, 2017
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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.

December 19, 2016
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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

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