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Offshore Sailing School to launch experiential program

By Staff | Feb 6, 2020

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The Offshore Sailing School is launching a new six-day, seven-night experiential course, called “Fast Track to Sailing,” that will provide a Bachelor of Sailing Certificate for new and returning sailors.

“This industry-first Fast Track to Sailing Course is a result of comments we have received from our Learn to Sail course graduates over the past year, asking for a more intense course over more days that takes them through the advanced sailing level,” President Doris Colgate said. “This new course would also be an excellent refresher for anyone who learned how to sail but hasn’t been able to enjoy the sport in a while.”

Taught on its Colgate 26 sailboats, the course will cover basic sailing, coastal navigation and advanced daysailing-cruising skills in 44 hours over six days. Except for one-and-a-half days of classroom navigation education involving using charts and electronic equipment, participants will be in on-water training sessions, starting with a classroom lecture each morning and six hours of hands-on instruction, with a lunch seminar ashore.

“In addition to learning how to sail really well, Part III of our Fast Track to Sailing Course prepares students to skillfully handle weather and other issues that can occur with little warning,” Founder Steve Colgate said.

The inaugural start date for Fast Track to Sailing is June 7 at the school’s Captiva location. Students will stay ashore each night at the South Seas Island Resort, at 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva.

For more information or to register, visit www.offshoresailing.com.