Offshore Sailing School to Donate a Portion of 2010 Tuitions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Offshore Sailing School will raise more than $40,000 to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to cure cancer.

In 2010, Offshore Sailing School will donate $25 of every regular course tuition to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“By donating $25 of every 2010 course tuition, we are joining sailors nationwide in support of the incredible gains LLS has made in recent years,” stated Colgate.

Doris Colgate, Chief Executive Officer and President of Offshore Sailing School, announced today it will raise more than $40,000 to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(LLS) to cure cancer.

“By donating $25 of every 2010 course tuition, we are joining sailors nationwide in support of the incredible gains LLS has made in recent years,” stated Colgate.

Recently named a national sponsor of The Leukemia Cup Regatta, Offshore has twice provided its Florida fleet of Colgate 26s for the annual Fantasy Sail Weekend sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to thank its major Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising participants. In addition, the school is running special training weeks and contributing a number of free courses for Leukemia Cup Regatta auctions.

“LLS is very close to our hearts,” continues Colgate. “Wherever we go we run into sailors and other friends who either have a relative suffering from lymphoma, leukemia or myeloma or know of others with blood cancer diseases.” One of the Colgates’ associates and friend, Gary Jobson, who is national chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta and was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003, “has been an inspiration for all of us,” says Colgate.

Offshore Sailing School has seven campus locations and teaches courses from the introductory level to offshore passage making. Its most popular program is Fast Track to Cruising® which combines the Learn to Sail course on a Colgate 26 with a shore-based or live-aboard cruising course on monohulls and catamarans. With two tuitions, $50 of the package will to go LLS.

Any regular certification course tuition at any location qualifies for the 2010 Offshore Sailing School charity sailing campaign. Courses may be taken at three Florida locations including South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Ft. Myers Beach, and the Mansion House B&B in St. Petersburg, Florida; as well as The Moorings Village in Road Town, British Virgin Islands; The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland; Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ and Chelsea Piers in New York City.

“Over 115,000 graduates have gone through our courses since Steve founded the school in 1964,” explains Colgate. “It’s their enthusiasm for sailing and the lifestyle ahead that keeps us all young and resourceful.”

For more information, please visit http://www.OffshoreSailing.com or call 800-221-4326.

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