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Beautiful Biscayne Bay Sunset Cruises

Presented by Florida Yacht Charter

Enjoy an evening cruise on beautiful Biscayne Bay and watch the sunset against the silhouette of the Miami city skyscape from the deck of a Fountaine Pajot luxury catamaran or a sleek Jenneau 44i sailboat.

Sit back and relax with a glass of wine and savor the experience—or grab a line and a winch handle and join the crew. Either way, it's a unique opportunity to take advantage of the Florida weather and add another level of enjoyment to your Strictly Sail Miami experience.

Sunset Cruises will sail from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Friday through Sunday (February 17, 18 and 19). Register today! Availability is extremely limited—space aboard will sell out.

Advance Registration Fee: $99 per person or $75 per person for groups of 2 or more. On-site Registration Fee (if available): $125 per person. Fee includes refreshments while underway.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

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Exclusive, On-Water Sailing Instruction Available Only at the Boat Show

Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your sailing skills and learning new ones. Our exclusive on-water instruction that makes learning fun—whether you’re just getting started in sailing or want to gain more confidence at the helm!

All instruction takes place while underway and class sizes are limited to ensure each student gets plenty of time at the wheel.

Expert instruction— Classes are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors from the Florida Yacht Group ASA Sailing School.

Classes last three hours. You must be able to work as an active crewmember while underway.

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Learn to Sail—Beneteau First 22

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group.

10 AM–1 PM daily

Registration fee: $69 in advance/$99 at the show (ADMISSION INCLUDED w/ADVANCE REGISTRATION)

Discover how easy and fun it is to sail. Gain a working knowledge of essential skills including how to raise, lower and trim the sails, tack and jibe, steer, slow and stop the boat, and more.

Limited to 4 persons per class. REGISTER NOW

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Intermediate Sailing Skills—Beneteau First 22

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group.

2 PM–5 PM daily

Registration fee: $99 in advance/$125 at show (ADMISSION INCLUDED w/ADVANCE REGISTRATION)

Learn boat control skills and techniques that are the foundation for competence, confidence and safety. These essential skills include heaving to, reefing and getting underway adjusting the sails to balance the helm, steering with the sails and crew overboard recovery.

Limited to 4 persons per class. REGISTER NOW

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Essential Charter Skills—Monohulls—Jenneau 44i

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group

10AM-1PM daily

Registration fee: $99 in advance/$125 at show (ADMISSION INCLUDED w/ADVANCE REGISTRATION)

Whether you're dropping the hook in a deserted cove for a quiet lunch or pulling into a crowded anchorage for the week, solid anchoring and mooring skills will help minimize your anxiety and assure the safety of your boat (and those around you).This class covers essential skills including maneuvering under power, crew communications, anchoring and rigging a snubber, techniques for crowded anchorage, two anchor set ups and MUCH more. It’s a must if you’re preparing for your first charter or simply want to sharpen your skills and confidence.

Limited to 5 Participants per class. REGISTER NOW

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Introduction to Cruising Spinnakers—Monohulls—Jenneau 44i

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group

3 Hour classes conducted daily at 2PM

Registration Fee = $150 in advance/$175 at show (ADMISSION INCLUDED)

Considered an essential part of a cruising sailor's inventory, this class takes the mystery out of setting, flying and dousing a cruising spinnaker. Participants will learn asymmetrical spinnaker fundamentals including:

  • How to rig the boat correctly
  • Crew positioning
  • Hoisting the spinnakerrimming for optimum performance
  • Gybing the spinnaker
  • Controlling the spinnaker under different conditions and multiple points of sail
  • Techniques to douse and recover the spinnaker safely and without drama.

Limited to 5 Participants per class. REGISTER NOW

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Introduction to Cruising Catamarans—Fountaine Pajot

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group

10 AM–1 PM daily

Registration fee: $99 in advance/$125 at show (ADMISSION INCLUDED w/ADVANCE REGISTRATION)

Experience firsthand the expansive comfort, impressive speed and precise maneuverability of the modern cruising catamaran along with the unique sailing and handling needs of larger “Cats”. This session is ideal for newcomers and monohull sailors with little to no experience on multihulls.

Limited to 5 Participants per class. REGISTER NOW

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Essential Charter Skills—Catamarans—Fountaine Pajot

Presented by BoatUS. All boats provided by Florida Yacht Group

2 PM–5 PM daily

Registration fee: $99 in advance/$125 at show (ADMISSION INCLUDED w/ADVANCE REGISTRATION)

Whether you're dropping the hook in a deserted cove for a quiet lunch or pulling into a crowded anchorage for the week, solid anchoring & mooring skills will help minimize your anxiety and assure the safety of your boat (and those around you!). This class will focus those skills that are essential to securing the boat with confidence and without drama including:

  • Maneuvering under power
  • Anchoring and rigging a snubber including techniques for a crowded anchorage
  • Picking up a mooring ball and rigging a mooring bridle
  • Weighing anchor and departing an anchorage
  • Casting off and departing a mooring field
  • Crew communications
  • When an how to set up an anchor watch
  • Discussion of two anchor setups.

This class is a must for those who are preparing for their first charter or who simply want to sharpen their skills and confidence with a professional instructor.

Limited to 5 Participants per class. REGISTER NOW

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