Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015
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.
Offered in cooperation with Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to learning new skills and improving one’s sailing abilities. This year, Discover Sailing offers a complete selection of on-the-water, hands-on skill building clinics that will add more fun and excitement to your sailing experiences. This year’s classes include anchoring, docking, catamaran sailing, Learn to sail, our Taste of Sailing and even spending the night aboard a boat called Lap of Luxury! The Discover Sailing clinics add another enjoyable dimension to your St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show experience. Click here to find out more
For show goers seeking a more social sailing experience at this year’s St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, Discover Sailing offers it’s nationally famous Taste of Sailing Program, a 4 hour sailing tour of Tampa Bay. This social sailing experience is limited to those who pre-register so that you get a personalized sailing experience. You’ll learn about the history and environment of Tampa, and along the way your captain will provide you with an opportunity to learn the basics of sailing and let you try it out. After your sailing experience you will be treated to s social hour with snacks and beverages giving you an opportunity to review your sail, ask any questions that might not have been answered, and to make new sailing friends.
For those who want it all, Discover Sailing along with its partner Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School is offering the “Lap of Luxury” package. Settle in after the Boat Show for an evening sailing tour of Tampa Bay aboard what will become your luxurious home for the evening. After the sail, you’ll be docked at the incomparable Vinoy Renaissance Marina for the night. You’re welcome to enjoy all the amenities this great resort offers; from dining to entertainment, to sports and exercise. In the morning your captain will sail you back to the Boat Show. Please note that the Taste of Sailing program can be combined with the Lap of Luxury at a discounted rate.
Discover Sailing's paid lessons with an experienced ASA certified instructor will give the hands-on skills to take back to your own boat! Here are the paid clinics we are offering:
* Learn to Sail
* A Taste of Sailing - A Tampa Bay Sailing Experience
* Catamaran Sailing
* Docking Class
* Anchoring Class
* Lap of Luxury Package
Click here to find out more, and for complete descriptions of all the Discover Sailing programs, including how to register for the Discover Sailing programs.
CRUISING OUTPOST PARTY
For the 14th year in a row, The Cruisers' Party hosted by Bob & Jody Bitchin of Cruising Outpost Magazine 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 faraway 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 5th, at 7PM and will take place on the "Gosling's & Budweiser Floating Barge" right inside the show-grounds. There will be drawing for lots of great prizes from merchants at the show.
The rules? Simple! We supply the pizza & cold beer & soft-drinks as long as it lasts. Then it will be an open no-host bar. We even bring in The Eric Stone 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.