Florida Sailing and Cruising School


NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida - Florida Sailing and Cruising School (FS&CS) has scheduled round-trip cruises from Fort Myers to Key West in April and May for students who wish to complete requirements for Offshore Powerboat Cruising (P-103).

Reservations are still being accepted for cruises scheduled April 1-8 and May 1-8. Students live aboard the vessel where they will learn how to plan, prepare and provision for a seven-day cruise to the Florida Keys and back. The curriculum includes maintaining ship systems while underway, offshore navigation, electronic navigation, night passage-making, making landfall at night, overnight anchoring, and advanced marlinspike.

To participate, students must have taken Inland Powerboat Cruising (P102) or demonstrate equivalent inland and coastal cruising experience.
Course rate is $2,395 per person.

FS&CS is also accepting reservations for Inland Powerboat Cruising and > Basic Power Boating, both three-day courses, and for Combination Handling and Cruising (P-101 and P-102), a comprehensive six-day course.

Safe Boating (101), a one-day course, helps students new to boating learn terminology, knots and lines, seamanship tips and protocols, and how to read charts. First Mate, a two-day course combining boat and classroom instruction, teaches safe boating and seamanship skills necessary to be an effective first mate on a recreational powerboat.

Florida Sailing & Cruising School is a division of Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc., which operates one of the largest yacht charter fleets in Florida.



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Florida Sailing & Cruising School
3444 Marinatown Lane N.W. • North Fort Myers • Florida 33903
(239) 656-1339 (800) 262-7939 Fax (239) 656-2628

Marinatown Marina 26° 38.5'N 81° 53.0'W
Burnt Store Marina 26° 45.71' N 82° 04.20'W

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