OFFSHORE High – Biography of Steve & Doris Colgate
Offshore Sailing School Vice President, Director of Sales & Marketing, Beth Oliver, is pleased to announce that company founder and owners, Steve and Doris Colgate’s biography, written by renowned author and Executive Editor of Cruising World magazine, Herb McCormick, will debut in October 2021. Published by Seapoint Books & Media LLC, this tour de force book is about “two of boating’s rock stars, and the iconic Offshore Sailing School they built from scratch – a great book for anyone who loves reading about famous boats and people, racing strategy, building a business, and the power of hard work and sportsmanship,” says Boat Owners Association’s BoatU.S. Magazine Editor, Bernadette Bernon. This 288-page book is filled with decades of stories and more than 170 photos covering Steve and Doris Colgate’s individual upbringings, to racing, and industry accomplishments. Peter Harken, Co-founder and Chairman of Harken Marine, said of the Colgates and this biography, “The Colgates: Quiet team on the outside, fireballs on the inside! I’ve just read their biography, OFFSHORE High, first word to last. I could not put it down.” And Offshore Sailing School graduate and President of Lee Health in Lee County, Florida, Dr. Larry Antonucci, M.D., M.B.A. said, “This book, at its core, is a love story told beautifully – the love of adventure, the high seas, sailing and of course, the 56-year love affair of Steve and Doris, America’s First Couple of Sailing.”
OFFSHORE High may be pre-ordered through OffshoreSailing.com online bookstore here, or purchase copies wherever books are sold starting in October 2021.
Based in South Fort Myers, Fla., Offshore Sailing School was founded in 1964 by Olympian, America’s Cup Sailor and National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Colgate. Doris Colgate joined Steve in running the Company in 1969. The school provides a full range of sailing and boating instruction with US Sailing & Powerboating certification – from beginning sailing to racing, advanced cruising, and passage making – at six locations in Florida and the British Virgin Islands. Offshore Sailing School’s philanthropic efforts in the past ten years have generated over $175,000 to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society find the cures for blood cancers. The company also supports several other charitable, artistic, and community organizations where its employees live, work and play. Visit https://ossdev.bsshost.me/.