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Whether you’re looking to set foot on a boat for the first time ever, looking to move to a higher level of sailing certification, or planning a trip offshore, we’re here to help. Our network of accredited schools is the best available, offering seven levels of sailing certification and two powerboat certifications. We also feature some of the most experienced instructors anywhere. When you learn to sail at a US Sailing school, you’re learning from the best.

US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, has been serving sailors since 1897 and our commitment to our more than 44,000 members is to provide a safe, fun and successful experience.

We developed a certification system that makes learning to sail easy and fun and supports you as you work to achieve your goals. All of our programming is designed to help you learn safely and with confidence and our educational materials are created by dedicated volunteer experts who share their passion and knowledge of sailing and education.

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Congratulations Steve Colgate!

On July 21, 2015, The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced that Offshore Sailing School founder and former US Sailing Commercial Committee Chairman, Steve Colgate, is among thesix 2015 class of inductees. This prestigious recognition will be celebrated October 4, 2015 at the Bay Head Yacht Club (Bay Head, N.J.).

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