Offshore Sailing School Launches 50th Anniversary Celebration

The contest runs through September 1, 2014 and entries can be any form of artistic expression including essays, poetry, videos, photos, drawings depicting how sailing has impacted their lives, explains Colgate. This is just the start of a year of celebrations, with events, special promotions and bonuses announced each month. To commemorate our anniversary milestone, all 2014 graduates of Offshore Sailing School certification courses will also receive a special Offshore Sailing School 50th Anniversary cap. Headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with eight sailing vacation locations in Florida, Maryland, the British Virgin Islands, New York and New Jersey, the company has taught more than 130,000 adults and their families to sail or sail better since Olympian and America's Cup sailor, Steve Colgate, founded it in 1964. "It is hard to believe that nearly 50 years have passed since I started Offshore Sailing School at a cocktail party in New York City with a guy who owned a cruising boat," states Steve Colgate. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Sailing vacations make kids smarter

The database contains information on 21,600 children followed from kindergarten through fifth grades. This year study examined children's early school experiences as well as family and life experiences, such as summer activities. The parents of a subsample of 5,047 children were asked about summer travel. Academic achievement was measured with a series of standardized test in the three areas of math, reading and general knowledge. Although the results indicate that summer vacation travel and academic achievement are linked, other factors such as income level, parent's educational level and language spoke at home may influence these findings. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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