Take advantage of FREE sailing seminars to boost your sailing knowledge. Hourly sessions cover a wide variety of sailing topics and are hosted by some of the sailing world’s leading experts, including Bob Bitchin, Bill Bolin, Steven Bowden, Bruce Brown, Nigel Calder, Lee Chesneau, Liz Copeland, Monte Cottrell, George Day, Greg Farah, Craig Fecker, Rogellio Gregg, Pat & Carol McIntosh, Phil & Nora McCabe, Zuzana Prochaska, and Holly Scott.
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Let your little ones get creative! Toy boat building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.
Want the kids to try a water activity? Try the new remote control sailboats. Kids or adults can have fun piloting remote control sailboats at Try It Cove.
Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free, daily seminars and talk-show format clinics cover a variety of topics, and include demos and question/answer. Certified marine service technician Fred, brings more than 35 years of boating experience to the Shed and will be on site to share his expertise. Stop by and participate in hands-on clinics and get your questions answered. Best of all, it’s all FREE, with your paid admission. For a complete schedule of Fred's seminars click here. For descriptions of each seminar click here.
Experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so you can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities—whether you’re just learning how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. Sailing Simulator video The simulator was featured at the America's Cup where over 1000 people learned how to sail. Don't miss your chance to climb aboard and take a test sail.
Training boat, Catalina Expo 12.5, provided by Catalina Yachts.
Join us dockside for an evening of after-hours fun & merriment, free beer and pizza, at the always-anticipated annual Cruisers’ Party, hosted by Cruising Outpost — a new boating lifestyle interactive website and quarterly magazine (Formerly LATS & ATTS) Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 7pm. In addition to free food and drink you’ll enjoy live music from... to be announced. Cruising Outpost will also be giving away great prizes.
Only one rule, be inside the show before closing. No one will be admitted after show hours. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Test your knowledge of the America's Cup— Solve the Show Guide crossword puzzle and win a great prize. To claim your prize, simply drop off your completed puzzle at the Discover Boating display.
Prizes will be awarded for every correct puzzle each day of the show. Puzzles must be complete, with all answers correct to win the daily prize. One prize per person, per day.
Show Guides are available at the show entrance and the show office.