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
About a week ago my wife, Debbi, and I left Fort Myers Beach, Florida on an overnight sail to Marathon in the Florida Keys. The conditions were just about perfect. We had a 10-15 knot breeze giving us a classic port side beam reach on a sunset sail. Then the the Auto-Pilot spoke to us.
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
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
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.
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.