Learn How to Sail Confidently with Offshore Sailing School

Fast Track® Sail and Power Courses

America’s #1 Sail and Power Cruising School

Founded in 1964 by Olympian, America’s Cup competitor and National Sailing Hall of Fame inductee, Steve Colgate, Offshore Sailing School is the longest running and most respected sailing and boating education company in the United States. More than 160,000 adults and their families chose Offshore Sailing School to learn how to sail, learn how to cruise on big sailboats, learn how to drive big power yachts, and learn sailboat racing. Sail and power enthusiasm permeates throughout the company, as explained in the latest video interview with Steve and Doris Colgate.

An Historical Snapshot of Offshore Sailing School and Its Founders

OFFSHORE High is a biography of Steve & Doris Colgate, written by acclaimed author and Executive Editor of Cruising World magazine, Herb McCormick. Published in October 2021 this 288 page book includes over 170 photos from decades of Grand Prix yacht racing, building Offshore Sailing School from scratch to become America’s #1 Sailing School®, and an epic love story. Order here.

Become a Certified, Confident Sailor

Most Offshore Sailing School (OSS) courses come with US Sailing (USSA) Certification. Below is a list of all the courses we offer, with designated course numbers and certifications for each where applicable.