Offshore Sailing School graduate, Andrew Vogel, recently purchased a cruising boat – a 2000 Pacific Seacraft 34 “in superb condition.” Andrew wrote in a recent email: “As you can imagine, this is quite a step up from my Weta trimaran, and while there is a lot to learn I am on my way. The PS34 fulfills
One of Offshore Sailing School’s Colgate Sailing Adventures flotilla cruises took place in September 2017 on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Led by our veteran cruise leaders, Nate and Heather Atwater, this cruise was a highlight of the 2017 flotilla cruise season for Offshore. Here is Heather Atwater’s diary on the adventures of six Sunsail
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
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
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.