Colgate 26

One-Design Showcase

people on the colgate 26 sailboat

Class Information

Class Contact: Steve Colgate     

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Class Contact Phone: 239-985-7505  

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Class Specs 

LOA: 25 ft. 8 in.

LWL: 20 ft.

Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.

Draft: 4 ft. 6 in.

Weight: 2,600 lbs. 

About the Colgate 26

The Family Sport Boat, for day sailing, round-the-buoy racing, trailering and training. Designed by Steve Colgate and naval architect Jim Taylor, Colgate 26 has been the official training vessel of the US Naval and Coast Guard Academies. The Colgate 26 is also the "Navy 26", used for the naval academy's Colgate racing fleet. Steve insisted that the Colgate 26 meet Offshore Sailing School's insurance requirements and recommendations. "Those criteria would meet or far exceed any established for an individual or fleet owner interested in buying this fun, fast, and safe boat," he said. The Colgate 26 has been sailed by some of the top racers in the world.

Class News

The Colgate 26 fleet will be in full use during Offshore Sailing School and North U's 20th Annual Performance Race Week
This intensive week of sailing and racing will be held from April 19-25, 2020 at the beautiful Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach, on Florida's Gulf coast. This special racing event culminates in a Regatta and Awards ceremony, and always sells out. Guests are invited to attend the evening social events too! 

For more information, call Offshore Sailing School at 888-454-7016 or email