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Ask Doris Colgate your questions on how to handle your sailboat in all conditions.

Doris Colgate is President and CEO of Offshore Sailing School and Steve & Doris Colgate’s Power Cruise School. With locations in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, the Bahamas and Caribbean, these schools have been training boaters with certified instructors for over four decades. The Colgates recently published a new book, Fast Track to Cruising: How To Go From Novice to Cruise-Ready in Seven Days, from McGraw-Hill.

Doris serves on the BoatUS National Advisory Council and on the board of directors of Sail America, the sailing industry association. In 1990, she founded the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) to create more education and sailing opportunities for women. Doris also helped NWSA launch AdventureSail in 1991, a sailing-mentoring program for at-risk girls.

Colgate received the Betty Cook Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from Boating magazine and International Women in Boating for her work in the marine industry. In 1996 she shared with Steve Colgate, the Sail Magazine Industry Award for Leadership. And in 2003, US SAILING, the national governing body of sailing in the U.S., awarded Steve and Doris the Timothea Larr Trophy for their leadership and excellence in education.

For more on sail or power training courses go to: http://www.colgateschools.com/

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