Offshore Sailing School is adding a new venue for its popular racing programs, at the Marriott Autograph Collection® Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for December 4-9, 2016, this new four-day racing program for sailors is hosted by National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Colgate, with instruction by veteran Offshore Performance Race Week coaches, led by Mumm Worlds Champion Rob (Bobby) Brooks.
Coaches include Tom Babel, Bobby Brooks, Rod Favela, Mark Foster, and Brian Van Leeuwen – all expert racing sailors with many years of coaching and multi-wins under the boat shoes. The program includes racing clinics mornings and afternoons, with shore seminars, parties, a regatta for trophies, “and yes, time to relax and explore this sailors’ paradise,” says Colgate. “This is the perfect location to learn to race or improve your competitive skills, with steady trade winds and a gorgeous resort for accompanying family to play while you’re on the water,” adds Colgate.
A Meet and Greet party on arrival night sets the stage for four days of on-water coaching for a maximum of 16 participants, with non-stop racing instruction aboard four high performance Colgate 26 keelboats. Box lunches are provided during seminars between morning and afternoon racing sessions and a regatta on the last day sets the tone for a festive awards dinner on the last night. Click here for specifics on the four coaches and complete information on this British Virgin Islands Racing Clinic program.
The British Virgin Islands Racing Clinic is for racing skippers and crew seeking to build confidence and skills, and sailors with strong sailing skills who are ready to get into racing. “We encourage participants to bring family and loved ones and book an extra day or two to take advantage of all the resort has to offer,” states Colgate.
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI opened in 2010, is the first Autograph Collection® hotel in the Caribbean and Marriott International’s first property in the British Virgin Islands. Located on a private island in the most picturesque part of the islands, it is just one mile off the coast of Tortola. Inclusive packages for the BVI Racing Clinic start at $3975 per person for two people sharing a room, $4885 for single private accommodations, and include all the on water and seminar instruction, five night’s at the resort, box lunches, cocktail parties, two dinners and more.
Offshore Sailing School was founded in 1964 by America’s Cup and Olympic sailor Steve Colgate, inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2015. The school has seven locations in Florida, the British Virgin Islands, New York and New Jersey and offers comprehensive courses from basic sailing to offshore package making. Additional programs include team building and leadership adventures and cruising flotillas world-wide. For hi-res photography on the BVI Racing Clinic program please contact doris@OffshoreSailing.com. For more information on Offshore Sailing School visit www.OffshoreSailing.com.