Fort Myers (October 21, 2020) – Offshore Sailing School has extended its “Buy Now, Sail Soon” promotion offering savings of 10% on new Learn to SailFast Track® to Live Aboard CruisingLive Aboard Cruising, and Fast Track® to Power Catamaran Cruising Courses at its locations on Fort Myers BeachCaptiva Island, and St. Petersburg, Fla. Students now have until December 20, 2020, to enroll and complete a course to earn US Sailing certification, using the Sail Soon 10% savings.

The company recently completed a refresh of its website at, especially improving navigation on mobile devices, adding an electronic brochure for download, and adding an online pricing page for specific courses.

New course dates have been announced for popular Women’s Fast Track® to Cruising Courses, where up to four women learn to sail and handle a large cruising boat together from a Saturday to Saturday, earning three US Sailing certifications to skipper boats up to 50’.

·       January 9, 2021 on Fort Myers Beach, FL

·       February 6, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL

·       April 24, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL

·       May 1, 2021 on Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

·       October 30, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL

Six Colgate Sailing Adventures® hosted flotilla sailing vacations will take place in Belize, Exumas in the Bahamas, the Greek Islands, The Seychelles, Tahiti, and the British Virgin Islands.

The 20th Annual Performance Race Week with North U Coaches will take place April 11-17, 2021, at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach, FL. This special event is limited to 40 participants and was sold out in 2020 before the date was rescheduled to 2021 due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Coastal Navigation and Passage Making Courses will occur in January, March, May, October, and November 2021 on Fort Myers Beach, FL. Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passage Making Courses are planned starting March 3, 2021, on Captiva Island, FL.

A new Fast Track® to Sailing Course combining learning to sail, with small boat handling and navigation takes place November 7-13, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL.

A special Catamaran Refresher Course will take place January 11-13, 2021, in Cape Coral, FL. This course aboard the School’s Leopard 40 catamaran is for Offshore Sailing School Bareboat Cruising Course graduates who learned aboard monohulls and wish to obtain US Sailing Catamaran Endorsement, or graduates who have been away from sailing for a while and wish to refresh and improve their skills aboard a catamaran.

Offshore Sailing School’s US Sailing-certified instructors follow all CDC guidelines, and its classrooms and fleet of boats will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before each use.

Steve Colgate founded Offshore Sailing School on City Island, New York in 1964. Steve and Doris Colgate relocated their company’s headquarters to South Fort Myers, Florida, in 1988 and now operate four sailing school locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast and two more in the British Virgin Islands. Offshore Sailing School has taught more than 150,000 adults and families how to sail and powerboat safely and competently for the past 56 years. Offshore Sailing School was founded by Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Steve Colgate in 1964. Steve was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2015. Doris Colgate founded the National Women’s Sailing Association and the Women’s Sailing Foundation. The Colgates have written many books on sailing, racing, and bareboat cruising, and are considered the preeminent authorities for sailing education. For more information, visit or call 800-221-4326.

Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing