Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Hosts Offshore Sailing School’s Racing Clinic

Posted by Scrub Island, August 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (August 30, 2016) – This winter, sailors can experience Offshore Sailing School’s new racing clinic in private island luxury, Dec. 4-9 at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Developed for racing skippers and crew seeking to build confidence and skills, as well as established sailors ready to get into racing, the new racing clinic will feature a four-day racing program hosted by National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Colgate. Program activities will consist of racing clinics aboard four high-performance Colgate 26 keelboats, shore seminars, parties and a regatta for trophies.

“We’re delighted to host the new Offshore Sailing School racing program at Scrub Island Resort, which has become a popular sailing hotspot in the BVI,” said Federico Ciampi, resort manager for Scrub Island. “Along with world-class sailing conditions, participants and their families will love discovering our three private beaches, award-winning spa, superb dining outlets and our multi-tiered pool complete with a slide, swim-up bars and panoramic views.”

Inclusive packages for the racing clinic start at $3,975 per person for two people sharing a room or $4,885 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.

“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,” Steve Colgate said. “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.”

The event is limited to just 16 participants. Instruction at the clinic will be provided by veteran Offshore Performance Race Week coaches, led by Mumm Worlds Champion Rob (Bobby) Brooks. Joining Brooks are Tom Babel, Rod Favela, Mark Foster, and Brian Van Leeuwen, all expert racing sailors with years of coaching experience and multiple wins under their boat shoes.

View event details here. For more information and to enroll in the BVI Racing Clinic, please call Offshore Sailing School at 800-221-4326.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI opened in 2010 and 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. For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 or visit

For more information on Offshore Sailing School, visit

About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit

About Offshore Sailing School
Offshore Sailing School was founded in 1964 by Olympian, America’s Cup Sailor, and National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Colgate. The school provides a full range of sailing instruction with US Sailing certification – from beginning sailing to advanced cruising and racing – at seven locations in Florida, the British Virgin Islands, New York and New Jersey. In addition, the Company conducts team building programs for corporations and groups, and leadership training for universities, including Emory’s Goizuetta Advanced Leadership Academy. More than 130,000 adults and their families have graduated from Offshore Sailing School programs over the past 52 years. For more information and hi-res images, contact Beth Oliver, Director of Sales and Marketing – [email protected].

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands, while also operating ExecuStay ( in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open early 2017. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.