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Offshore Sailing School hosts $25 sailing lessons for Summer SAILstice on June 22, 2024

by Offshore Sailing School 22 May 05:58 PDT June 22, 2024
Colgate 26 boats at Pink Shell © Offshore Sailing School

June 22, 2024, brings the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. This is when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the sun.

It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. In our industry, we call it Summer SAILstice, and we are inviting adults and families to discover sailing through a 2-hour sailing lesson for just $25 per person. This special value sailing experience will be held at the Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach, and from the Downtown Municipal Marina in St. Petersburg, Fla. Minimum age is 7 with adult, and we'll host a maximum of five participants aboard a Colgate 26 for each session beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the last session starting at 4:30 p.m. based on availability.

You must book online here. All participants will need to provide their name, email address, and phone number. This low-cost experience is non-refundable unless we are unable to sail due to weather conditions. We do sail rain or shine. There is plenty of room on board to stow personal items. Once we receive an online booking with payment, the participant will receive email confirmation for the time they chose online. Please arrive at the location provided in the confirmation email: 15 minutes before sailing to sign the Waiver before boarding the boat. The email confirmation will contain information on what to wear and bring aboard your sailing adventure. No previous sailing experience is necessary.

Learn how to harness the wind to move through the water. Understand the effect wind and current have on the sailboat. Practice different maneuvers and learn about the roles in each position aboard the sailboat. All participants will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to participate in a future lesson, clinic, or course with Offshore Sailing School.

Sailors around the world are encouraged to share where they'll be sailing to celebrate the SAILstice by listing their event and location on

Offshore Sailing School is owned by Steve and Doris Colgate and is celebrating its 60th Anniversary Year in 2024. The school has more than 160,000 graduates and teaches all levels of US Sailing and US Powerboating certification courses, hosts special racing clinics, and group team building sailing events at four resort locations in Florida and two in the British Virgin Islands. Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla vacation trips take place in exotic destinations all around the world.

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