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Anyone used Colgate''''s Offshore Sailing School in Captiva?


That is quite a horror story. How long ago was that? I sure hope you contacted the school and let them know what your experience was. If you did not, you did yourself and others a disservice.

I can''t imagine Steve Colgate tolerating that type of instructor. From the way the instructors talked down in Captiva, he runs a pretty tight ship. I do believe that a company''s behavior reflects those at the top. I hope that what you described was limited to that particular location with that particular instructor, and he was soon gone.

It''s especially sad that such a thing occurred during your primamry training. To me, they should put the best instructors in the Basic course, because that sets the foundation for everything you do later.

So, did you pass the Basic Keelboat test? What are you doing now?
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