Fast Track® Sailing Courses at Offshore Sailing School

America’s #1 Sailing School® — Celebrating 56 Years!

Offshore Sailing School has received many recognitions and awards and is acknowledged in the sailing industry as “America’s #1 Sailing School” offering a full roster of US Sailing certification courses. The Offshore Sailing School exclusive Fast Track® series of sailing lessons and powerboat lessons provides beginner to advanced experiential sail-training and power-training opportunities.

Fast Track® Sailing Courses


Please see the Sail and Power Course page for a quick description of all the individual courses in the Offshore Sailing School curriculum or click on each course below for more information and book-online opportunities..

Your instructors are caring sailors with extensive sailing, boating and teaching experience who give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy the sailing lifestyle – all under the guidance of our founder, Steve Colgate, who was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Why Offshore Sailing School Is America’s #1 Sailing School

  • Our founder, Olympian and America’s Cup competitor Steve Colgate, holds his pre-eminent position as an sailing educator and world-class racing sailor
  • President and CEO, Doris Colgate, started the National Women’s Sailing Association, and Women’s Sailing Foundation
  • Over 56 years of award-winning sailing and boating instruction with more than 150,000 graduates
  • Professional faculty who care about you, are certified by US Sailing and licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Greatest variety of sailing course offerings – from live aboard sailing and boating lessons to cruising adventures, team building programs, racing clinics, and an online sailing course
  • Comprehensive curricula and textbooks for each sailing course, written by the Colgates and US Sailing National Faculty
  • Excellent teaching platforms – sailboats designed for safety and performance
  • Graduates, 83% of whom rated their latest experience with Offshore “very high” in a September 2015 study
  • US Sailing Courses and Certification at all levels recognized by charter companies around the world
  • Superior resort locations that allow you to immerse yourself in the learning experience

“The biggest mistake of my sailing career was taking my Basic Keelboat Course in the New York City area with another school and not Offshore. We learned very little with the other school. Bottom line is that from my experience Offshore rocks and is the Harvard, Princeton, Yale of sailing schools.”

Keith Bloesch– Hoboken, NJ

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Our Guarantee

After you complete a course at the Colgate Offshore Sailing School, if the sailing instruction you received was not up to your expectations, let us know right away and we will arrange to give you the same course over again, tuition free. Sign up to learn how to sail with Offshore Sailing School today!

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Call 888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700

SAILING – Good for You. Good for the World!®