The Tampa Boat Show Invites Women to Get on the Water

Women-only education events to be offered all weekend long

8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

TAMPA, FL, August 7, 2018—Calling all ladies who love the water! For the first time, the 2018 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show will offer two women-only events: ‘Women Making Waves’ On-Water Training Courses from BoatUS, held throughout the weekend, and Ladies Day on Sunday, September 9. Women interested in honing their boating skills, reeling in the big one or simply learning more about the boating lifestyle will enjoy these hands-on and educational events.

Women Make Waves Presented by BoatUS

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation along with Tampa’s Freedom Boat Club will lead ‘Women Making Waves’. This intro-to-boating course covers shifting and steering, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation.

The Boat US’ Women Make Waves Training will be available to women 21 and older Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. To sign up, please visit

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing

On Sunday, Sept. 9 ladies, 21 and older, will benefit from a full day of fishing fun and networking with “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing.” Conducted by local captains and anglers, the “Learn to Fish” day offers instruction on fishing strategy and techniques, hands-on skill practice with guides and networking. No equipment or experience is necessary!

Speakers and instructors include Betty Bauman, Founder of “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing;" Capt. Leiza Fitzgerald; Misty Wells; Capt. Jason Preito; Capt. Rachel Nobbe; and others.

The ‘Ladies Day’ ticket is available $60 and includes box lunch, hands-on seminars and a complimentary happy hour sponsored by Freedom Boat Club. The event will run from noon – 6 p.m., with an optional early-bird cruise from 10 – 11:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit

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About the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show: The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit

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