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.
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. For details, course descriptions and to register in advance CLICK HERE.
3 ½ hour workshops
- Sailing Made Easy
- Advanced Sailing Skills
- Introduction to Cruising Catamarans
NEW for 2014! US Sailing 4-hour Coastal Safety at Sea Course
Date: February 15, 2014
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Holiday Inn (across the street from Bayside Marketplace)
In support of coastal races and cruising, US Sailing now offers Coastal Safety at Sea Seminars. The new half-day seminars are for skippers and crewmembers who participate in coastal or nearshore races or passages, and are designed to help them understand the latest safety practices and ensure that they are familiar with the gear necessary to be safe. The curriculum is derived from the one-day and two-day seminars offered by US Sailing and will be moderated by the same instructors.
Core topics include:
- Emergency Communications Equipment and Techniques
- Personal Safety Gear (life jackets, harnesses, tethers, and personal electronics)
- Crew Overboard Prevention and Recovery
- Search and Rescue Procedures
Additional topics will be added based on local waters and needs.
Course fee: $65.00—US Sailing members receive a $10.00 discount.
One (2) day admission ticket to the show included with the price of the seminar.
Speakers: Moderated by Chuck Hawley, Chairman of the US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee
Seating is limited. Click here to purchase your seat.
Back for 2014— FULL-DAY COUPLES SEMINAR
Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar
Strictly Sail Miami, Saturday February 15, 2014
Location: b2 Hotel - 10th Floor Meeting Room (across the street from Bayside Marketplace)
Cruising is done primarily by couples. Two Can Sail, the American Sailing Association (ASA), Blue Water Sailing magazine, and Weems & Plath, 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 include Liza Copeland, Lee Chesneau and George Day.
Seminar Fee: $295/couple ($175 single), includes two day ticket to the show, $25 discount for ASA Members. For more information or to register visit www.twocansail.com/Seminars or email info@TwoCanSail.com 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
Date: Sunday, February 16th
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: b2 Miami Hotel, 10th Floor