Go for the Gold: New Racing Clinic in the British Virgin Islands

Colgateq26-RaceClinic-1_700x465There is a premium new racing clinic in the British Virgin Islands that calls Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina home. This remarkable four-day racing program is geared for towards competitive sailors seeking an experience in the picturesque British Virgin Islands, and hosted by America’s Cup and Olympic racer Steve Colgate, recently inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in October 2015. Instructional staff includes four veteran Offshore Performance Race Week coaches, led by Mumm Worlds Champion, Robert (Bobby) Brooks. Attendees can expect non-stop racing instruction aboard four high performance Colgate 26 keelboats – mornings and afternoons – with shore seminars, parties, regattas and even time to relax and explore this sailors’ paradise.

Clinic dates are December 4–9, kicking off with a 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet party with island punch and heavy hors d’oeuvres.


From there, the schedule proceeds:

Monday 12/5

9am-12noon            On-water sail trim techniques

12:15-1:15pm          Rig tune seminar ashore, box lunches

1:30-4:30pm             Dockside tuning and on-water tuning; 2 boat tuning

5:30-6:30pm             Rules overview ashore

Tuesday 12/6

9am-12noon             On-water race training, multiple starts

12:15-1:15pm           Tactics seminar, box lunch

1:30-4:30pm             Practice races

6pm                          BBQ on the beach at One-Shoe Bar

Wednesday 12/7

9am-12noon             BVI Gold Regatta; Race 1 is the “Around the Island Race”

Afternoon                 Off to relax and explore

Thursday 12/8

9am-1pm                   Regatta (as many races as possible)

2-5pm                       Continue Regatta

1-2pm                       Race recap ashore, box lunch

6:30pm                     Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on deck overlooking the marina

7:30pm                     Gala awards dinner

Friday 12/9

Depart for home or stay and play another day (extra charge for additional days)

Wondering if this Colgate Racing Clinic is for you?
This program is for racing skippers and crew seeking to build confidence and skills, and sailors with strong basic sailing skills who are ready to get into racing. Pre-requisites include US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification or equivalent sailing skills on boats at least 20′ in length, capable of steering and crewing.

Maximum 16 participants in this program.

Minimum age is 16, but all participants under 18 must sail with adult family member.

Feel free to bring your own crew of four; otherwise crews will be assigned to as closely match experience levels as possible.

Colgate Racing Packages:
The packages below are per person and include all the instruction and elements listed on the website here. Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is gorgeous, so we encourage you to bring a loved one or friend to share your getaway, whether they want to sail or not. If not, non-sailor packages are also available which include evening parties and meals. We recommend extending your stay a few days after the racing ends! Call Offshore Sailing School and they will work with you on the best accommodations for you and your party.

cta-pavillion-poolIf You Are Coming Alone

Ocean View Guest Room – $4885

One-Bedroom Ocean View Suite – $6165

If You Are Two Enrolling Together

Ocean View Guest Room – $3975 per person

One-Bedroom Ocean View Suite –$4615 per person

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Suite – $5525 per person

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa – $7420 per person

If You Are Three Enrolling to Sail Together

Three-Bedroom Ocean View Villa – $6985 per person

windward-house-1If You Are Four Enrolling to Sail Together

Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite (two in each bedroom) – $5525 per person

Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villa (two in each bedroom) – $7420 per person

Four-Bedroom Ocean View Villa (private bedrooms) – $6765 per person

Are you ready to go for the gold?

Only 16 spots available and they will go fast! Sign up today by calling 888-454-7015 or email [email protected]

Please note: 30% deposit required when you make your reservation and final payment is due on August 30, 2016.