FREE Kids' Fishing Clinics*:
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2013
Sessions each day at 12 Noon & 2:00 PM
Clinics are at the east end of the show. Look for the lighthouse.
The Kids' Fishing Clinics, presented by Hook the Future, are open to all kids ages 4-16 and feature marine life experts teaching kids basic fishing techniques. Kids will go through different entertaining and educational stations hosted by Captain Don Dingman. At the end there will be drawings for great prizes.
TASTE OF SAILING SEMINARS SPONSORED BY SAIL AMERICA
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to learning new skills and improving one’s sailing abilities. This year, Discover Sailing will create a selection of on water, hands on learning events that will add more fun and excitement to your Boat Show experience and take your sailing skills up a notch at the same time. All learning events provide hands on practice with an certified instructor and are taught while underway aboard 30’ to 40’ sailboats.
For show goers seeking a little less action, Discover Sailing will once again provide a FREE 45 minute sail on the Bay with an experienced Skipper. It’s been a staple of Boat Shows across the country and is a great way to get out on the water and experience the joy of sailing. This event is FREE with paid boat show admission and is conducted daily during the show. Those wishing to participate may register onsite at the Discover Sailing Center.
This year’s expanded lineup includes something for everyone… from absolute beginners to seasoned sailors. Sail America and its partners are busy creating an exciting on-the- water educational program for this year’s Discover Sailing Program. Try our on-the-water ‘Taste of Sailing’ introduction to sailing course.
Register by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more ‘Taste of Sailing’ details and the full seminar schedule click here
CRUISING OUTPOST PARTY
For the 13th year in a row, The Cruisers' Party hosted by Bob & Jody Bitchin of Cruising Outpost will take place at the St. Petersburg Power and Sail Show. This was where the famous Cruisers' Parties started, and they have spread all over the US and as ar away as Australia, The Virgin Islands and Tahiti. But the original is right here in St.Petersburg.
It starts at the close of show Saturday night, December 7th, at 7PM and will take place on the "Party Dock" right inside the show-grounds. There will be drawing, with the grand prize being a Spectra watermaker from the folks at Peterson marine and Spectra. There will be dozens of other prizes from merchants at the show, as well as from the other sponsors, Boat Show Management, Coppercoat, Harken, Kanberra, South West International Boat Show, Mack Sails, Murray Yacht Sales,
The rules? Simple! We supply the pizzac & old beer & soft-drinks as long as it lasts. Then it will be an open no-host bar. We even bring in The Eric Stone Band for your dancing pleasure, but you gotta bring your own dance.
Oh yeah, you MUST be in the show before it closes. No one will be admitted after the close of show.