Our friends at Offshore Sailing School, headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, are launching several major initiatives to kick off a year-long celebration of the company’s 60th Anniversary.

Doris & Steve Colgate

“We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new location in Key West!” said Offshore President and CEO Doris Colgate. “Starting in January, we’ll have Colgate 26s and a new 40-foot catamaran available for US Sailing certification courses from Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina.”

The company has also added a new Boat Handling & Docking course, offering Offshore Sailing School graduates and experienced sailors the opportunity to increase their skills and confidence with big boat maneuvering and docking aboard 40- to 50-foot catamaran and monohull yachts. This course will also satisfy clients’ desire to obtain US Sailing Catamaran Endorsement, if they originally learned to bareboat charter aboard a monohull.

The company will host four new Colgate Sailing
Adventures® flotilla vacations for its graduates and other experienced sailors in 2024 and already has three more new destinations set up for 2025. Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruise locations in 2024-2025 include Belize, the Greek Islands, Sicily, Italy, Croatia, St. Martin and St. Lucia.

Offshore Sailing School offers every level of US Sailing and Powerboating* certification courses on Captiva Island, St. Petersburg, and Key West in Florida, on Scrub Island and Tortola* in the British Virgin Islands. To support Offshore Sailing School’s continued growth, the company has hired new instructors, a new maintenance manager, more sales associates, added an Operations Coordinator, and promoted several internal directors. The school has graduated more than 160,000 adults and families through its sailing, racing, bareboat cruising, navigation, and passage making courses. If you’re ready to advance your sailing and boating, visit offshoresailing.com. ■

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