Nov 9, 2017

Jeanneau 479Offshore Sailing School is expanding their presence in Southwest Florida/Lee County to include The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina.

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO Doris Colgate explains that Tarpon Point Marina at The Westin offers new, deep-water slips, perfect for Offshore’s Leopard 48 Catamaran and larger yachts. “We are diversifying our fleet across our four resort bases in Florida, which in addition to The Westin Cape Coral Resort, includes South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island; the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Ft. Myers Beach; and the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown St. Petersburg.”

QS Colgate 26 Boats At Pinkshell

Also adding a Colgate 26 keelboat to its fleet at The Westin, Offshore Sailing School will teach sailing lessons, Learn to Sail, Catamaran Live Aboard Cruising and the combination Fast Track to Cruising® courses.

Offshore Sailing School’s newest yacht just arrived at South Seas Island Resort. The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479 joins a Jeanneau 439 and fleet of Colgate 26 on Captiva Island. The Pink Shell Beach Resort has Colgate 26 boats and another Jeanneau 439. The St. Petersburg location offers courses aboard Colgate 26 and a Catalina Morgan 440.

Offshore Sailing School Logo

Hurricane Irma damaged the school’s fleet and two resort locations in the British Virgin Islands, and The Moorings base on Tortola is scheduled to re-open on December 9, 2017. In the meantime, those students scheduled for courses in the BVI have been rescheduled at the school’s Florida resort locations.

 

 



Offshore Sailing School was founded in 1964 by Olympian, America’s Cup Sailor, and National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Colgate. The school provides a full range of sailing instruction on 40’-50’ cruising yachts and catamarans, from beginning sailing to racing, advanced cruising, and passage making – at six locations in Florida and the British Virgin Islands.

CY deal:

Offshore offers you, our CYOB readers a special:

CYOB readers will receive a $200 discount per person on Offshore Sailing School’s five-day Learn to Sail certification course package at your choice of four Florida resort locations. Must book new reservation with two students together by November 30, 2017. Must book package with resort accommodations and course must be completed by June 30, 2018, excluding weeks of Christmas, New Years, and Easter. Mention Canadian Yachting $200 Special when booking. Call 888-385-6851 or 239-454-1700; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a personalized quote.

www.offshoresailing.com

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