Seminars

Friday, September 05, 2014
1:00 pmCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 
2:00 pmChoosing the Right Tackle for Fishing Tampa BayCapt. Sergio Atanes 
4:00 pmShallow Water Grouper FishingCapt. Frank Bourgeois 
5:00 pmFishing the Flats with Artificial LuresCapt. Joe Fishing 
6:00 pmCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 
Saturday, September 06, 2014
11:00 amCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 
12:00 pmAdvanced Snook Tactics with the Mad SnookerCapt. Dave Pomerleau 
1:00 pmExpanding your Fishing RepertoireCapt. Dave Walker 
2:00 pmTricks for Catching Redfish on the FlatsCapt. Sergio Atanes 
3:00 pmTarpon Fishing Around the Skyway BridgeCapt. Chris Camps 
4:00 pmFishing the Nature Coast: Offshore, Inshore and Fly FishingCapt. Frank Bourgeois 
5:00 pmFishing the Flats with Artificial LuresCapt. Joe Fishing 
6:00 pmCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 
Sunday, September 07, 2014
11:00 amCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 
12:00 pmFishing the Flats with Artificial LuresCapt. Joe Fishing 
1:00 pmFishing the Nature Coast: Offshore, Inshore and Fly FishingCapt. Frank Bourgeois 
2:00 pmWinterizing your Techniques for Fall FishingCapt. Sergio Atanes 
3:00 pmTarpon Fishing Around the Skyway BridgeCapt. Chris Camps 
4:00 pmCATCH MORE BAIT! Perfecting Your Cast Net TechniquesCapt. Joe Fishing 

Boost your boating IQ! Learn the fundamentals of boating safety and have fun. Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to lead an array of interactive “courses” including general boating safety seminars, proper docking procedures, a boating simulator experience, and tips and tricks to help ensure your safety on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family! 

Stop by the Progressive Insurance Welcome Center or Progressive Insurance Boat School for more information.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Details can be found below. 

Friday, September 05, 2014
10:00 amGateway to Boating  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan  
12:30 pmWatersports Safety  
2:30 pmDocking & Line Handling  
3:30 pmiNavigation  
4:30 pmManaging Your Boat's System  
Saturday, September 06, 2014
10:30 amGateway to Boating  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan  
12:30 pmWatersports Safety  
2:30 pmDocking & Line Handling  
3:30 pmiNavigation  
4:30 pmManaging Your Boat's System  
Sunday, September 07, 2014
10:30 amGateway to Boating  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan  
12:30 pmWatersports Safety  
2:30 pmDocking & Line Handling  
3:30 pmiNavigation  
4:30 pmManaging Your Boat's System  
Friday, September 05, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
2:00 pmSimulator Demo  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
4:00 pmSimulator Demo  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
Saturday, September 06, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
2:00 pmSimulator Demo  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
4:00 pmSimulator Demo  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
Sunday, September 07, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
2:00 pmSimulator Demo  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
4:00 pmSimulator Demo  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
Friday, September 05, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool  
11:30 amDocking Pool  
12:00 pmDocking Pool  
12:30 pmLine Throwing  
1:00 pmLine Throwing  
1:30 pmLine Throwing  
2:30 pmSimulator  
3:00 pmSimulator  
3:30 pmDocking Pool  
4:00 pmDocking Pool  
4:30 pmSimulator  
5:00 pmSimulator  
6:30 pmDocking Pool  
7:00 pmDocking Pool  
Saturday, September 06, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool  
11:30 amDocking Pool  
12:00 pmDocking Pool  
12:30 pmLine Throwing  
1:00 pmLine Throwing  
1:30 pmLine Throwing  
2:30 pmSimulator  
3:00 pmSimulator  
3:30 pmDocking Pool  
4:00 pmDocking Pool  
4:30 pmSimulator  
5:00 pmSimulator  
6:30 pmDocking Pool  
7:00 pmDocking Pool  
Sunday, September 07, 2014
11:00 amDocking Pool  
11:30 amDocking Pool  
12:00 pmDocking Pool  
12:30 pmLine Throwing  
1:00 pmLine Throwing  
1:30 pmLine Throwing  
2:30 pmSimulator  
3:00 pmSimulator  
3:30 pmDocking Pool  
4:00 pmDocking Pool  
4:30 pmSimulator  
5:00 pmSimulator  
6:30 pmDocking Pool  
7:00 pmDocking Pool  

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Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

On-the-water Powerboat Learning events—only at the boat show!

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your powerboating skills and learning new ones.
This year’s show features a full schedule of one-hour and three-hour hands-on, on-the-water powerboating workshops designed to add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience…and take your boating skills up a notch.
There’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers! 

Learn from experts: All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification programs and are taught by USCG licensed captains who are also certified professional instructors

One-Hour Powerboating Workshops

Learn through hands-on exercises conducted underway. Choose from:

  • Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling – Essential boat handling skills for maneuvering in tight spaces and docking situations. For those new to boating or boaters who would like a “refresher”
  • Advanced Close Quarters Powerboat Handling - managing wind and current, docking bow and stern first in a slip, and more. For boaters with some experience or those who’ve completed the “Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling” clinic and want to learn some additional skills
  • Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship – handling the boat away from the docks including using trim tabs and or engine trim to balance the boat properly, managing waves and wakes, rules of the road for meeting, crossing and overtaking, and more. For new boaters and those who would like a skills refresher with a professional captain
  • Anchoring and Rafting Up with Other Vessels – How to anchor securely including techniques for managing a dragging anchor, freeing a fouled anchor and rafting up safely with other vessels. For all experience levels.
  • Advance registration highly recommended. Registration fee: $15 advance online registration or $25 at the show. (Show admission not included). CLICK HERE for details and to register.

     

    Three-Hour Powerboating Workshops

    Created specifically for and presented only at the show, these three-hour, underway sessions feature additional skills training and more practice time at the helm. Choose from: 

    • Powerboating Made Easy— Includes docking and maneuvering skills, managing the boat in open water, essential rules of the road, anchoring and fundamental chart navigation techniques, and more. For those new to boating or those needing a “refresher”
    • Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control in Tight Spaces—Features docking techniques in challenging conditions, managing wind and current confidently, using spring lines for docking maneuvers and more. For experienced boaters or those looking to move up in vessel size or class

    Advanced registration highly recommended. Registration fee: $100 advance online registration  or $125 at the show Participants who register in advance online will receive FREE boat show admission for the day. 
    CLICK HERE for details and to register.