Steve and Doris Colgate, Offshore Sailing School owners, received the prestigious Junonia Award yesterday from the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB). The award, as stated on the plaque, honors Steve and Doris Colgate and Offshore Sailing School as official members of the “Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Junonia Club” – “due to their tremendous commitment and dedication to the Lee County Tourism Industry.”
"Best of New York"2006
Offshore Sailing School announced today it was chosen ‘Best of New York’ for Sailing Lessons in the March 13-20, 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine. Opened in 1964 on City Island by founder Steve Colgate, Offshore Sailing School “has never missed a beat in the metro area,” says Doris Colgate, who married the school and Steve in 1969. “For more than 42 years we have taught residents of the tri-state area how to sail or sail better April through October, right here in New York,” Colgate explains.
The training boat used for beginning and performance courses is the popular Colgate 26, which Steve designed with the help of famed naval architect Jim Taylor. The U.S. Naval and Coast Guard Academies have since purchased Colgate 26 fleets as training boats for their midshipmen. Cruising courses are taught on brand new 38-46 foot Hunter yachts.