Sailing School That’s Off The Shore

Flagship of the Colgate Schools, Offshore provides sailing courses certified by US SAILING, from day sailing and coastal cruising to ocean sailing in live aboard blue water sailing and offshore passage making training.

Discover sailing with our exclusive Fast Track to Cruising® — on your own, with your family, kids or friends.

You want the best sailing lessons you can get in the most reasonable time frame. We are the only sailing school that gives you the confidence to skipper or crew sailboats from 26’ to 46’ in nine days or less.

Taught by instructors with the highest level US SAILING instructor certification, you can obtain your sailing certification at the Basic Keelboat (Learn to Sail) level, then go on to Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising (combined in our Bareboat Cruising Preparation and Live Aboard Cruising programs).

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All three of these certifications come with the Fast Track to Cruising® course. Then continue your sailing education with our exclusive Advanced Live Aboard Cruising course, including Coastal Navigation certification. When you’re ready for ocean sailing, step up to Coastal Passage Making and set your sails for a lifetime of freedom.

If you like competitive sailing, our Performance Sailboat Racing course combines North U. seminars with hands-on racing instruction and regattas.


As a graduate of the Colgate Schools, you will enjoy exclusive Offshore Cruising Club and Offshore Sailing Club membership opportunities on our Colgate 26 sailboat fleets and bareboat charters or skippered charters on The Moorings cruising boats world wide.

Refresh, relax, be challenged. Learn to sail, race or take the Fast Track to Cruising® today and live your sailing adventure!

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