FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an age when "bling" is no longer the "thing," sailing has become one of the most valued and meaningful gifts there is for those who love the great outdoors. Offshore Sailing School has announced three holiday stimulus opportunities so that during this season of giving, friends and loved ones can receive a memorable and rewarding learning vacation. No sailing experience is necessary.
"We are joined by two prominent industry partners to build excitement for adventurers who like to learn on vacation getaways," says Doris Colgate, CEO and President of Offshore Sailing School. "And taking a course this December allows everyone to take advantage of multiple sailing incentives," she said.
1) The Gift of Sailing Bonus. The first 20 families or couples who book a December Florida vacation receive a beautifully wrapped box of sailing gear from Gill - leaders in essential sailing gear. The gift box includes sailing gloves, floatable sunglasses and a Gill UV Tech Cap with retainer - helpful accessories when out on the water.
To qualify for the Gill bonus, recipients must sign up by November 15, 2010 for a December 2010 vacation learning adventure at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island or Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myers Beach. Only the first 20 families or couples who sign up by November 15 for a December Florida learning vacation are eligible to receive gift boxes. For complete information, visit http://www.OffshoreSailing.com/bonus.
2) "Win a Sailboat" Contest. December graduates can also take advantage of Offshore Sailing School's "Win a Sailboat" contest. Everyone who takes a Learn to Sail or cruising course between November 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 is eligible to submit an entry for a chance to win a brand new sailboat with trailer, donated by Hunter Marine, valued at $7,615.
To enter, graduates must develop an original, creative short story that communicates their feelings about sailing and why they want to "live" the sailing lifestyle. Entries must be received by June 15, 2011. The prize will be awarded in July, 2011. Complete contest entry instructions can be found at http://www.OffshoreSailing.com/contest.
3) Holiday Gift Certificate. For those looking for a unique holiday gift, discounted gift certificates are also available. Until December 15, 2010, anyone can purchase up to two $300 gift certificates for $200 each. These certificates can be used for a two-hour sailing lesson or applied to regular course tuition at the Learn to Sail level, or for a more advanced course. Visit http://www.OffshoreSailing.com/holiday for more information.
Offshore Sailing School was founded in New York by Steve Colgate in 1964 and now operates seven locations in Florida, the British Virgin Islands, New York, New Jersey and the Chesapeake. Since its inception, more than 115,000 graduates have gone through Offshore Sailing School programs. For more information, please visit http://www.OffshoreSailing.com or call 800-221-4326.
SOURCE Offshore Sailing School