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.
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
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
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