Anyone used Colgate''''s Offshore Sailing School in Captiva?
Ahoy, DuaneIsing. Steve Cogate''s school is excellent and I recommend it to you. I have Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, and Bare Boat Charter certifications from them. The certifications are U.S. Sailing. Everything is handled by the school though. I recommend the fast track live aboard which gets you the Coastal Cruising and Bareboat certifications. Their instructors are excellent and their boats are too. The proof of the pudding is that they turn you loose at the end with their boat, probably a 46 foot hunter, overnight. That''s confidence in their training. I went through in Fort Lauderdale. I loved it. Contact Susan at 800-724-5011, or www.offshore-sailing.com. Tell her Dean Hart sent you. Hope this helps. Regards. dhartdallas.