Finally Our 20th Performance Race Week! We’re as excited as you are to return to sailing. After a full year’s delay we can’t wait for PRW XX! We’ve put in place protocols to assure your health and safety both on and off the water.
20 years ago North U’s Bill Gladstone and Steve & Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School joined forces to create Performance Race Week. Join us, please, for the rescheduled Race Week XX, April 11 – 17, 2021 at Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Race Week starts with a welcome party and banquet on Sunday evening, April 11. You’ll spend the next five days developing and honing your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. Saturday, April 17 is devoted to a championship regatta and awards banquet. (Plan your departure travel for Sunday, April 18.)
Race Week includes over 33 hours of sailing, and upwards of 60 starts. You’ll have a coach on board, and you’ll be sailing a Colgate 26 – a modern, lively, responsive boat that’s truly a pleasure to sail. New this year: We’re also including breakfasts and lunches as well as a mid-week Beach BBQ.
Sign up individually, or as a team; but don’t miss it!
And note also that your non-racing friends and family members can take learn-to-sail and cruising courses coordinated to the Race Week schedule.
A Note from North U Director Bill Gladstone:
You’re Invited to Performance Race Week Twenty!
Please join us at Offshore / North U Performance Race Week XX. Race Week provides an incomparable experience, with expert coaches, great boats, an incredible setting, and an action-packed curriculum that have made this a featured event on our calendar for the last 19 years.
Over the years we’ve massaged the schedule and refined our on-water sessions to make the most of your sailing and shore-side time – but we haven’t messed with the coach-on-board, hands-on focus that has made this program exceptional.
Sailing on the Colgate 26s in San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico at Pink Shell Resort, you’ll receive detailed expert training from an onboard coach. You’ll also enjoy shoreside seminars and video review using a curriculum we have tweaked and refined for 19 years.
There is simply nothing like Performance Race Week.
I could try to lure you to Performance Race Week XX by detailing all you will learn about racing strategy, tactics, sail trim, spinnaker handling, helming and starting – like the 77 starts we did at PRW XIX. I could draw you in by detailing how much you’ll learn from our team of expert coaches – not just great sailors, but expert sailors with decades of teaching experience. I might entice you by touting the combination of 36 hours of on-the-water training with onboard coaches coordinated to 12 hours of shoreside seminars and video review.
Even with all that, those who have attended before (and many return time and again) know the best reason to be there – the closer – is the fun. We love this event. You will too.
Come to Performance Race Week at the Pink Shell Resort for the fun! Have a great vacation, and as a bonus, go home a winning racer!
I wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either.
Race Week XX is April 11-17, 2021.
See you there!
Director, North U.
To find out more about the boats, curriculum, location, and pricing
call Offshore now at (888) 454-7015 or visit the Race Week Web Page for full information.