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offshore-sailing-school-sailboatsWin a Free Bareboat Charter Cruise in the Caribbean from Offshore Sailing School (OSS)!

Just take an Offshore Sailing School CRUISING COURSE Between June 1 and December 31, 2011. Then you’ll be eligible to enter the OSS contest to WIN a free bareboat charter in the British Virgin Islands on a Moorings 41.3 cruising boat in 2012.

Let learning to cruise inspire you.  Be creative.  And you could win a fabulous cruise in the beautiful British Virgin Islands next year.

Complete any Fast Track to Cruising® course, Bareboat Cruising Preparation or Live Aboard Cruising course, between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, and you are automatically invited to enter this wonderful contest.

Upon graduation, just document your experience in a short story about your learn to cruise experience, with photo(s) or a video…It can be as short or as long as you wish, but needs to reflect your learn to cruise experience.

Entries must be received by midnight, January 15, 2012

Cruising World magazine will choose the winner and the prize will be announced on January 30, 2012, awarding the lucky winner a fantastic bareboat cruising holiday in the British Virgin Islands in 2012.

For all the details, go to www.offshoresailing.com.

offshore-sailing-school-familyAttn: Florida Residents…

Summer Vacation Specials for Florida Residents


If you’re a Florida resident and want to stay “close to home” but feel like you’re in another world, a summer learning experience at one of our three Florida campuses is just what you need. And the best part is you can save 20% off your course tuition while taking advantage of our low off-season packages. Most courses are offered in half-day sessions, with time to enjoy and explore the resort you choose and its surroundings. Visit OSS for more info.

Listen to one happy couple’s testimonial…


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Racing Charters – The newest craze for sailing enthusiasts!

Watch this great video of the St Thomas Rolex Regatta featuring two racing yacht charters by Safe Passage Sailing.

And, featuring photos by YourCruisingEditor!


Thanks to Grant Headifen, NauticEd, Safe Passage Sailing and both crews!



More on the St Thomas Rolex Regatta coverage:

Its off to the races! On Assignment at the Rolex Regatta, St. Thomas

Rolex Regatta, St Thomas – The fun begins!

Day Two: Rolex Regatta St Thomas – awash in sun and sea!

And the Winners Are…Rolex Regatta teaching us about life

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Escape the winter blahs and join the fun and excitement of participating with an all-woman crew
in beautiful St. Thomas, USVI, March 2011

SPS logoSausalito, California – October 7, 2010 – Safe Passage Sailing, LLC invites you to “sail with the best” in a world class regatta with world class skipper and mentor Suzette Smith, leading an all women’s crew. This will be an experience not to be missed!

Whether it’s the adventure of cruising or the excitement of racing, there’s no place like being on a Safe Passage Sailing Charter. If you’re an intermediate to advanced female sailor, now you have the opportunity to join in on all the fun of the 38th International Rolex Regatta. The only requirement – Just The Desire To Be Part of the Team, Race and Have Fun!

The St. Thomas Yacht Club and title sponsor Rolex are the hosts for this regatta known as the “Crown Jewel” of Caribbean racing that boasts “reliable breezes, warm azure waters and world-renowned Island hospitality.”

SPS Program includes:
• Exclusive charter of a Swan 51’ – Northern Child
• 2 race training days, lay day, 3 race days
• Racing pro (Suzette Smith), licensed skipper, 1st mate and additional racing support crew (see below)
• All race registration/entry fees
• All berthing fees, fuel, on/off shore maintenance support
• Race equipment including spinnakers
• Breakfast at the St. Thomas YC on race days
• Lunch, snacks and beverages each day on the boat
• SPS stow bag with shirts, hats, and other gifts for each guest
• Event management
• Event and crew photographs
• Transportation will be provided/arranged from/to airport, marina to YC parties

Program Cost: $3275 per person
Participants: 11 maximum
Register now to ensure your spot. Accommodations and airfare not included. Group hotel accommodations and transportation options TBA.


SPS suzette smith


Racing Pro Suzette Smith International Racing and Cruising Specialist will be onboard Northern Child in the role as coach/mentor. Suzette Smith is a seasoned licensed charter captain with a USCG Masters 100 ton and ASA certified instructor on boats 38’-70’+. In 2006 she was named ASA’s “Outstanding National Instructor of the Year.”

Ms Smith has participated in numerous high caliber sailing campaigns such as Team Pegasus, the first and only all-woman America’s Cup team, America 3, which raced in the 1995 America‘s Cup defenders series, as well as other notable regattas around the world.

Additional Crew:
RYA licensed Skipper/Owner Christian Reynolds and First Mate Lucy Jones will be onboard to assist and facilitate during the regatta.

the Island of St Thomas
SPS Rolex Regatta Itinerary
Arrive – Monday, March 21
SPS welcome reception at the St. Thomas Yacht Club to meet your mentor and crew, and enjoy beer, wine and Hors d’oeuvres.
Tuesday – March 22
Training day 1
Wednesday – March 23
Training day 2
Thursday – March 24
Lay day, Rolex welcome reception at the Yacht Club
Friday – March 25
Race day 1 – Harbor Race. The morning course offers a downwind start and stretches to Charlotte Amalie Harbor, giving racers an opportunity to see St. Thomas’ beautiful and historic capital. The afternoon race starts in town and finishes back at the yacht club and festivities.
Saturday – March 26
Race day 2 – St. John Race. Round-the-rocks racing takes you along the south shore of beautiful St. John finishes back at the yacht club and festivities.
Sunday – March 27
Race day 3 – Pillsbury Sound Race. The final day’s racing takes place on scenic Pillsbury Sound, in and around the beautiful Cays.
The Rolex Awards Ceremony takes place on the beach Sunday evening highlighted by the presentation of an abundance of prizes and video by t2p.tv.


S/Y Northern Child

The S/Y Norther Child


About Northern Child
Northern Child was built in 1984 for an Italian owner, who has since become the owner of Nautor Swan. She is one of naval architect German Frers’ outstanding all-round designs and shares the same performance pedigree of Blizzard, a famous 51’ Admiral’s Cup racer, except that Northern Child was also fitted with a lavish cruising interior and the hull sections were enlarged to accommodate the increase in displacement. Fast and easy to sail, Northern Child is a fine balance between a racing and cruising yacht.

Racing Resume
Northern Child recently recorded her fastest transatlantic crossing during ARC 2009 and was placed 5th in class
• Placed 12th out of 50 in JP Morgan Round the Island Race 2010
• Top Swan Yacht in the BVI Spring Regatta 2008
• 3rd in class & highest placed Swan Yacht in ASW 2009
• 1st in class and second overall on the ARC 2008
• Swan Transatlantic Challenge Trophy

SPS All Women Banner AdFor more information regarding SPS “Sailing with the Best” events, or to register for this event, please visit our website at www.safepassagesailing.com. Please feel free to call or e-mail SPS for more information:
Randee Fowler
Safe Passage Sailing
415/381-4773 direct
415/637-4051 mobile

You can download our Press Release HERE!
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