Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training 

Exclusive, ON-THE-WATER Workshops offered only at the show!

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your sailing skills and learning new ones. This year’s show features a selection of on-the-water skills workshops designed to add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience…and take your sailing skills up a notch. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced sailor, there’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers! 

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS. All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors from the American Sailing Association (ASA).

All participants must be able to work as an active crew member while underway; crew members under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.   

Two-hour workshops 

On-the-water, skills-building workshops offer instruction on specific sailing skills. Choose from:       

    Docking Under Power   
  • Introduction to Sailing  
  • Coastal Cruising      

Advance registration fee is $35 for each event or $50 on-site. Price does not include boat show admission. Registration link, coming soon!

3 ½ hour workshops
These underway sessions offer a more in-depth experience and additional practice time. Choose from: 
  • Sailing Made Easy               
  • Advanced Sailing Skills 
  • Introduction to Cruising Catamarans


Space in these popular workshops is very limited and advance registration is highly recommended. There is an advance registration fee of $99 or $125 on-site for each event. Participants who register in advance will receive FREE boat show admission for the day. Details, course descriptions and registration informatio, COMING SOON!


Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar
Strictly Sail Miami, Saturday February 14, 2015

Location: TBD

Cruising is done primarily by couples. Two Can Sail, the American Sailing Association (ASA), Blue Water Sailing magazine, Weems & Plath and Sea-Tech Systems are sponsoring this seminar to help couples learn how to take the drama out of their dream, from choosing the right boat to sailing away together in harmony. The seminar is hosted by couples instructors and lifelong cruisers and Captains Jean Levine and Jeff Grossman.

Team Jeff & Jean specialize in working with couples and bring this focus to their Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminars. These seminars are a forum to share the knowledge they have gained in the unique aspects that are found with one couple on a cruising boat, and their experience from over 60 combined years of cruising and teaching sailing. Guest Speakers may include Liza Copeland, Lee Chesneau and George Day.

Seminar Fee: $295/couple ($175 single), includes two day ticket to the show. For more information or to register visit or email or call us at 727-644-7496

Click Here for the complete schedule. coming soon!




Toward Self-Reliance in Weather Forecasting:
Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather One Day Basic Marine Weather Course

Fee:  $99.00
Date:  Sunday, February 15th
Time:  8:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  TBD
When you’re out there, you are on your own, trusting that you are prepared for the elements.  In “Assessing Your Marine Weather Self Reliant Skills” seminar at Strictly Sail Miami, the full day course offering is designed to improve those skills.
 Summary of the one-day Introduction to “Basic Marine Weather” is an entry-level one-day course for attendees with little or no marine weather background. The course covers an introduction to 101 weather principles, the language of weather (specifically important definitions), common surface weather systems and their features (e.g., lows, highs, fronts, troughs & ridges), the typical weather symbols commonly found on surface pressure weather charts; what goes into a human intelligence originated forecast, and finally how to document and verify all surface  weather forecasts for confidence building; &  and learning to become self-reliant in your own marine weather forecasting skills. There will also be a very brief introduction on weather communications at sea.
 This one-day special costs only $99.00 per person (normally $195.00). A Separate interactive note taking guide will be offered separately at $20.00 which covers all the graphics covered in class. .
Whether coastal cruising in Tampa Bay or Biscayne Bay or   cruising to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, or even further offshore to other shores, do not miss this opportunity to learn what it means to become self-reliant in marine weather and forecasting!
This Cruising Outpost sponsored course is offered Sunday, Feb 15th  
Location TBD
To register visit Lee Chesneau’s Webpage