Offshore Sailing School Launches #DocksideChatswithSteve on Social Media Channels
Offshore Sailing School founders Steve and Doris Colgate are producing self-made #DocksideChatswithSteve from their home on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, for a little sailing-oriented entertainment to those who may also be homebound during the COVID-19 crisis. These short vignettes are based on the couple’s sailing experiences over the past 56 years of owning and operating Offshore Sailing School. Based in Fort Myers, Fla., the company has taught more than 150,000 adults and families how to sail and powerboat safely and confidently. The stories the Colgates are sharing will be featured in their memoirs to be published in 2021.
“We’ve sailed and raced boats, and hosted more than 100 sailing vacations for our graduates, all over the world. The sailing lifestyle continues to bring us so much joy. And I’m so hopeful that those who watch the series will be inspired to get out on the water as soon as possible when current tensions ease,” company Chairman Steve Colgate said.
The series began on March 30 and new episodes will premiere every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the company’s Facebook page for the next several weeks, www.facebook.com/offshoresailingschool. These stories will also be shared on Offshore Sailing School’s Instagram, www.instagram.com/colgate_offshore_sailingschool, twitter, www.twitter.com/Sailing_School, and YouTube Channel.
The company’s YouTube Channel, www.YouTube.com/offshoresailing contains many educational and instructional videos on learning to sail, race and bareboat charter, along with video recaps of special events, corporate team building activities, and profiles of the six resort locations where the company operates sailing schools, four on Florida’s Gulf Coast and two in the British Virgin Islands. Offshore Sailing School offers every level of US Sailing and US Powerboating certification, from Basic Learn to Sail, to Performance Sailing, to Bareboat Charter Cruising, Navigation, and Passage Making.