Offshore Sailing School

Scrub Island, Tortola

  • Sailing School


Offshore Sailing School BVI LogoAwesome Sailing Education from America’s #1 Sailing School®

Learning to sail, cruise or race at Offshore Sailing School comes with many rewards, not the least of which is a lifetime of cruising and boating adventures. But the biggest reward of all is that amazing sense of freedom you get when learning to sail, cruise, or race with an Offshore Sailing School instructor. Offshore Sailing School has received many recognitions and awards for creating the best sailing instruction programs and graduating more than 150,000 from its US Sailing certification courses. It is acknowledged in the sailing industry as “America’s #1 Sailing School” offering a full roster of US Sailing courses.

Achieve Your Certification on Boats Designed for Training and Comfort

When you learn how to sail, cruise or race at Offshore Sailing School, you learn on sailboats and powerboats carefully chosen and designed for teaching. New sailors and returning sailors learn on acclaimed Colgate 26 keelboats, designed for training by Steve Colgate and marine architect Jim Taylor. Fast, ergonomically comfortable and very safe, this is the boat chosen by the US Naval Academy to train its plebes. The Colgate 26 is also the boat used in Offshore Sailing School Performance Sailing and Sailboat Racing courses. For cruising courses you learn on fast and fun 43′-47′ Jeanneau monohulls, a Catalina Morgan 440, and 40′ to 48′ Leopard catamarans in Florida; complementing the Moorings 3900 and 4800 cats, Moorings 514 cruising yachts and Moorings 37′ to 50′ powercats in the British Virgin Islands.

Learn to Sail from The Best Teachers in Boating Education

Offshore Sailing School instructors are caring sailors and mariners with extensive sailing and teaching experience. Their mission is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to thoroughly enjoy the sailing lifestyle. The list of Offshore Sailing School awards and accolades is long, and they’re all for creating the best sailing instruction, boating programs, and Colgate sailing lessons in Florida and the British Virgin Islands. When you learn how to sail, cruise or race at Offshore Sailing School, you learn from the best instructors you’ll find, and the boats of the Offshore Sailing School fleet are carefully chosen and designed for teaching and your sailing comfort.

Popular Courses

Learn to Sail – Embark on a whole new lifestyle. Take the helm of a sleek Colgate 26 sailboat and gain amazing confidence on a 2-day or 5-day learning vacation.

Learn to Cruise – Get ready to see the world under sail. Learn on a beautiful big monohull, sailing or power catamaran. Live aboard or stay at a gorgeous resort each night on an exciting learning vacation.

British Virgin Islands – Learn to Sail or earn your Bareboat Charter Cruising certification at the gorgeous Marriott Autograph Collection’s Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands.

Fleet Information


  • Colgate 26 Keelboats
  • Sunsail 444 through 4800 Catamarans
  • Moorings 514 Cruising Yachts
  • Moorings 43′ to 51′ Powercats


  • Learn to Sail & Bareboat Charter
  • Monohull & Catamaran
  • Live Aboard or Stay Ashore
  • Family & Women Only Courses
  • US Sailing Certifications
  • Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Vacations

Offshore Sailing School with Operations in the BVI Celebrates 55th Anniversary!

January 8th, 2019

In a recent press release, Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the company is heading into its 55th Anniversary Year in 2019, launching course specials and exciting events...

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