Sailing School, BoatUS offer free online sailing course
Offshore Sailing School founders Steve and Doris Colgate are offering their “Online Learn to Sail Course” for beginner sailors for free for a limited time by signing up for their e-newsletter.
The Offshore Sailing School collaborated with the BoatUS Foundation in 2013 to create the course, which is normally valued at $39. Complete with animation and the ability to start, pause and resume, it offers preparation for an on-water certification course or serves as a refresher for experienced sailors.
“We have been teaching sailing for more than 56 years,” President and Chief Executive Officer Doris Colgate said. “While we are following state and federal guidelines now and working remotely from home, we’re pleased we can offer this online education to anyone who requests it.”
To receive a special course code, sign up for the e-newsletter at www.offshoresailing.com/newsletter-signup. Type into the Question text box on the form, “Request Online Learn to Sail Course code.”
The Offshore Sailing School will respond to each request via email, providing a code for enrollment. Students will be able to download a Certificate of Completion after completing the online course.