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Offshore Sailing and Power Cruising School adds new power catamaran and certification course

by Beth Oliver / Offshore Sailing School 11 Nov 2018 15:42 UTC
Fountaine Pajot Power Catamaran MY 37' © Beth Oliver

Offshore Sailing and Power Cruising School founder and Chairman Steve Colgate announced the addition of a Fountaine Pajot Power Catamaran MY 37' to its fleet at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Fla. Colgate said, "due to the increased requests of our students for power catamaran training so they may charter on their own, we now offer our Fast Track to Power Cruising Course aboard a beautiful 3-cabin/2-head powerboat." Offshore Sailing and Power Cruising School also offers this same course aboard Moorings Power Catamarans from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

At the Cape Coral, Fla. location, students will arrive on Sunday and stay overnight in the exquisite Westin Cape Coral Resort, where they can enjoy the many amenities available before boarding the Power Cat on Monday morning to live and learn aboard the vessel for the week. Colgate added, "we are so confident in our ability to teach all of the safety and technical skills necessary to skipper this boat with confidence, that the students aboard (four maximum) will drop the instructor off on Friday afternoon and handle the boat themselves, returning to the marina on Saturday morning."

The course package includes textbooks sent in advance, one night resort accommodations with tax and amenity fee, US Powerboating instruction, all provisions aboard for the week except two dinners ashore, three US Powerboating certifications (Basic Powerboat Cruising, In-Shore Powerboat Cruising, and Colgate Offshore Powerboat Cruising), lifetime Offshore Sailing and Powerboat School graduate benefits, including up to 15% off their first charter with Offshore Sailing partner, The Moorings, the world's largest charter company.

Course package prices vary by season due to the resort accommodation rates, but generally the course in Cape Coral starts at $3,940 per person, double occupancy. The first 10 students aboard the Fast Track to Power Cruising Course in Cape Coral will receive a free aviator-style jacket!

Visit or call 800-221-4326 for more details.

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