Seminars

  Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

On-the-Water Boating Classes—Offered only at the boat show!

Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers—you’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime. Junior Skippers ages 12 to 17 welcome when accompanied by parent or legal guardian.  All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional certified instructors. Registration fees apply.

To register at the show visit the Discover Boating booth located on the lower level of the convention center at the entrance to the Riverwalk and docks.

 One-Hour Powerboating Classes

·         Close Quarters Boat Control

·         Open Water Boat Handling

·         Anchoring and Rafting up With Other Boats

Registration fee $25 Register online and SAVE $10 plus get FREE show admission. Click here to register

 Two-Hour Powerboating Classes

·         Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control

·         Essential Powerboat Skills

 Registration fee $75  Register online and SAVE $25 plus get FREE show admission. Click here to register

Three Hour Sailing Classes - Presented by Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School

·         Introduction to Sailing

·         Introduction to Cruising Catamarans

·         Performance Sailing Workshop

Registration fee $99 in advance or $125 at the show.  Advance registration also includes FREE show admission.  Click here to register

 To register at the show visit the Discover Boating booth located on the lower level of the convention center at the entrance to the Riverwalk and docks.



 

Boost your boating IQ! Learn the fundamentals of boating safety and have fun. Top-notch mariners and professional skippers 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!


Click Here for a full list of the schedule.


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