Features At a Glance
An Exclusive, On-Water Learning Experience Available Only at the Boat Show
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your Sailing skills and learning new ones. This year, let Discover Boating add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience…and take your sailing skills up a notch at the same time. Whether you have sailing experience or not, there’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!
- Learn to Sail - Monohull
- Coastal Cruising Fundamentals - Monohull
- Essential Charter Skills - Monohull
- Introduction to Cruising Catamarans
- Essential Charter Skills - Catamarans
- Upright sailing versus heeling
- Optimizing performance on different points of sail – cats vs. monohulls
- Techniques for managing light air – especially when tacking or jibing
- Selecting best sail trim/angle for optimum speed
- Sailing to weather and understanding leeway
- Avoiding the “go/no go zone”
Seminar Fee: $325/couple ($195 single), includes a 2day ticket to the show,
Date: Saturday, February 18th
Location: Holiday Inn (across the street from the show)
Back for 2017—The "Belated" Valentine’s Day Promotion
Love is in the air and on the water!
Sunset cruises will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the show and include a wine toast and lite snack.
You'll leave the dock at 5:30 pm and return by 7:30 pm.
To register CLICK HERE
Not Ready for the Water? Come Sail Away on the Sailing Simulator and take a free sailing lesson.
Get a feel for the water without leaving the show on a virtual sailboat ride. A certified small boat instructor will be on hand to offer you a free sailing lesson and the chance to experience how a boat reacts to the wind and waves without leaving dry land. (weight restrictions apply)
Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator re-creates the actual movement of a boat under sail. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities—whether you’re a new boater who wants to learn how to sail a small boat or an experienced small boat sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. Stop by the show and see for yourself how it really feels to sail without leaving dry land. Click Here to view the simulator in action.
Training boat, Catalina Expo 12.5, provided by Catalina Yachts.
Vacation Basin, featuring your favorite romantic getaways and charter destinations and the boats you'll charter. Stop by Vacation Basin on Pier C to learn about some of the most exotic charter destinations in the World.
Book an exotic trip to a place you’ve only seen in pictures and board the actual boats you'll be traveling aboard. Vacation Basin will feature exotic destinations and music performed by one of the most well-known steel drummers in the World… Frankendread.
Look for Vacation Basin on Pier C or listen for the sounds of the islands.
Cruising Outpost Magazine to host annual Cruisers' Party— Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6-9pm
Get into a Sailing state of mind without leaving Miamarina at Bayside as you enjoy Frankendread's unique mix of calypso, soca, and steel pan music. An accomplished Caribbean performer, Frankendread brings the island vibe to life with his energetic performances. His laid-back, no-worries tunes have put smiles on faces around the world—he's performed in 17 countries and 43 state—and he'll perform live every day at this year's show!
When: All days of the show
Where: Bayfront Park / Seminar Area
Stop by the Author's Corner and visit with your favorite story teller. Author's from around the world will be on hand with all of the latest adventure novels.
Stop back Jan 1 for an updated list of participating authors.