FREE Kids' Fishing Clinics*:
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016
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.

Sail America Seminars

Offered in cooperation with Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School

Join us at Sail America’s Cruising Seminar Series and Discover Sailing on-the-water Training Programs.

Sail America’s Cruising Seminar Series provides training, both free and paid seminars, on a little bit of everything from Do it Yourself Boat Projects, Drones and Boating, Celestial Navigation, and Offshore Energy Management to Understanding the 500 Mb Chart, and Cruising the Bahamas!  Sail America will be offering a blend of dozens of 1-hour free seminars and a handful of for fee or paid workshops. Our Cruising Seminar Series has something for everyone! Join us at the seminar tents A-D. Don’t miss this great opportunity to fine tune your cruising knowledge and network with some of the best in their fields!

This year our seminar series will feature (6) paid seminars presented by experts in their fields, to name a few:
  • Lee Chesneau, “The Weather Guy,” presenting on topics such as the 500 Mb Chart Workshop, At Sea-level Surface pressure Workshop, and Understanding Weather and Cruise Decision Making Workshop.
  • Pam Wall, Outfitting and Cruising Consultant, presenting on Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising, and Cruising the Abacos in the Bahamas.
  • Bill Cullen, author of the Book of Sail, presenting on Building Your Cruising Confidence!

The above paid seminars require registration and payment.  Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended, but onsite registration will also be available.

For on-the-water training programs, visit the Discover Sailing Pavilion, located on docks S7-S9, where you can attend training on anchoring, docking, introductions to sailing, and catamaran sailing, all provided by Sailing Florida Charters and ASA instructors. Free boat rides are also available throughout the show to introduce attendees to the excitement of sailing. U.S. Sailing debuting its First Sail program in cooperation with the St. Petersburg Sailing Center.  This program is a 2-hour on-water experience designed to offer the participant an introduction to sailing in a safe, fun, and exciting environment while allowing them a maximum amount of “tiller time” to control the boat and feel all the excitement, exhilaration and freedom that sailing can offer.

All Discover Sailing programs require a registration and a payment. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended, but onsite registration will also be available.  Sign up for free boat rides at the Discover Sailing docks S7-S9.

To register for Paid Seminars and Discover Sailing training events 

Sail America Seminars- Book Now

For the 15th 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 3th, 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.