ALERT: Due to El Niño weather, the 2016 show has been cancelled.


Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training 
On-water Powerboat, Sailing and Catamaran Workshops

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your skills and learning new ones. This year’s show features a full schedule of one-hour and three-hour hands-on, in-water powerboating, sailing and catamaran 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! 

All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification programs. Powerboating classes are taught by USCG Licensed Captains, who are also certified professional instructors. All sailing clinics are taught by Licensed Certified Instructors from the award-winning Trade Winds Sail School & Club.

Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants may also register for workshops on-site at the Discover Boating Resource Center, during the boat show on a space available basis.


Free Sailing Lesson - Sailing Simulator

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to pilot a sailboat, here’s your chance to find out—without leaving dry land! Climb aboard the Sailing Simulator and discover how fun and easy it is to sail. Built for training, the sailing simulator is designed to offer a true-to-life sailing experience. Crew from the Afterguard Sailing School will teach you how to tack and jibe and use the tiller to keep the boat level as fans fill the sails and move the boat from side to side.

CLICK HERE to see the Sailing Simulator in action. You can find the Sailing Simulator at Pier 48 / Booth #134.

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