Fast Track to Cruising Courses for Women Only


Here are the next available Women-Only Programs at Offshore Sailing School, at the Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The first two days of the Fast Track course are on a Colgate 26 learning the basics while staying ashore at the resort. The cruising portion of the course is on a Jeanneau 439 monohull. With just three cabins available, this course will sell out very fast.  BOOK A SAILING FOR WOMEN COURSE NOW!
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Fast Track to Cruising Course

Course dates: November 24-December 1, 2018
Arrival/departure dates: November 23/December 1 or stay ashore overnight and leave the next day
Package Rates: 
Single private cabin: $5,555; Two traveling together, sharing room ashore, but taking private cabins: $5,190 per person; Two traveling together and sharing room ashore and cabin aboard: $4,595 per person

Live Aboard Cruising Course Only

The Live Aboard Cruising course assumes you already have US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification or must prove equivalent experience on sailboats of at least 26 feet with skippering and crewing experience.

Course dates: November 26-December 1, 2018
Arrival/departure dates: November 25/December 1 or stay ashore overnight and leave the next day
Package Rates: 
Single private cabin: $3,970; Two traveling together, sharing room ashore, but taking private cabins aboard: $3,850 per person; Two traveling together and sharing room ashore and cabin aboard: $3,290 per person

Knowledge is Power — Sailing Knowledge is Freedom!

A three-page feature on our April 2017 Women’s Fast Track to Cruising Week is in the August issue of Sail Magazine. Ali Wisch, author of the article and a live-aboard sailor herself, wrote: “The feelings of empowerment, independence and confidence that come when you really learn the ins and outs of sailing and how your boat works are second to none.” Find out yourself why “knowledge really is power,” and call to reserve your dates and cabin today!

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Sailing for Women Programs Taught by Expert US Sailing Certified Women Instructors

Sailing courses for women create unparalleled confidence levels. In these exciting women-only sailing programs, you learn to successfully handle 26′ daysailers and 43’ to 50’ monohulls or 39’ to 48’ catamarans with ease. There is nothing more rewarding than learning a new skill with like-minded souls, who each want to become a woman sailing skipper and confident, competent woman crew when sailing with other women and men. To learn to cruise with women is a bonding and very rewarding experience. You will make lasting friends.

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Earn Three Certifications Including Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and the Ultimate Bareboat Cruising

These incredible sailing lessons for women start with two days learning the basics on a lively Colgate 26 while staying ashore the first three nights at a beautiful resort location. For the dates listed above, on day three you board a Jeanneau 439 monohull, and set sail for six days of comprehensive sailing education while moving from port to port.

Come Alone, with a Friend or Family Member

Either way you’ll have a blast and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with women learning together. Plan to arrive Friday night and start your sailing for women course Saturday morning. Your last day of sailing is Saturday when you return the boat to the Pink Shell Beach Resort docks by noon, having completed an exhilarating test mini-cruise without the instructor aboard. Your return home can be late Saturday or the following Sunday morning. If you wish to stay overnight at Pink Shell Beach Resort Saturday night, we will add an extra night charge to your package.
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Package Rates Include Just About Everything But Travel

  • Learn to Sail and Live Aboard Cruising Course tuitions
  • Three nights accommodations ashore, with room tax and daily resort fee
  • Shared or private cabin aboard the cruising boat during the 6-day cruising course
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks, three dinners aboard during the live aboard course
  • Commemorative Women’s Week shirt
  • Doris Colgate’s book: Sailing – A Woman’s Guide
  • US Sailing books: Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising
  • Three US Sailing certifications, tests administered during course: Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising and catamaran endorsement if learning on the cat
  • Diploma, Logbook and Certification Stickers for each course
  • Eligibility to join our Offshore Cruising Club flotilla cruises
  • Exclusive subscription benefits from Cruising World magazine
  • Discount charter benefits from The Moorings
  • Discounted membership in BoatU.S.

Sign Up Today for the Sailing Experience of a Lifetime

These sailing lessons for women sell out FAST. So please call or send an email to reserve your cabin today!

Call 888-454-7015

Every photo on this page was sent to us by women who took an Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising course. Call to talk to one of our friendly sales team sailing advisers and learn how you, too, can open a world of sailing opportunities as a proud Offshore Sailing School graduate!
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