Experience Sailing Firsthand with Discover Sailing
at the Newport International Boat Show September 11-14, 2014!
September 2014 - Discover Sailing will again have a strong presence in Newport, Rhode Island as we do what we do best - get you out on the water!
Visit the Newport International Boat Show and see firsthand what sailing is all about by enjoying a FREE sail, with an experienced Captain from Sail America's Discover Sailing program. This opportunity is designed to introduce you and your family to the excitement of sailing and let you experience the latest in sailing technologies onboard one of several top sailboat brands at the Show. Rides are first come, first served, so make the Discover Sailing tent your first stop to sign up for a free sail.
Taste of Sailing
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people sailing on Narragansett Bay; enjoying the sun, wind, and water? Join us aboard a 36-foot Beneteau for a four hour sail. You'll gain a whole new perspective of Newport enjoying it from the water. This sailing experience is followed by a short social event so that you can relive your on-the-water experience with the friends you've made on board. Advanced registration preferred, to register contact Discover Sailing.
Hands-On Advanced Sail Trim Seminars with North U
Not new to sailing but want to learn more from the experts? Discover Sailing is partnering with North U to bring you Advanced Sail Trim for Cruisers and Racers. This ½ day course designed to help you get the best performance out of your boat. Combining elements of North U's Cruising and Seamanship Seminar developed in conjunction with noted author John Rousmaniere, and North U's Boat Speed and Racing Trim Seminars, this is a hands-on, on-the-water seminar led by Tod Berman one of North U's best sail trim experts. You'll be sailing and trimming under Todd's direction so bring your gloves! Advanced registration preferred, to register contact Discover Sailing.
Match Race Clinic with North U and Dave Perry - Four Time US Match Race Champion
Sail America is partnering with North U and Sail Newport to bring you this exciting one-day clinic. With all of the excitement Match Racing has generated from events like the America's Cup, the Olympics and local match racing centers around the US, this clinic will teach you all about it. Match Race Clinics will be held daily and are open to all sailors 16 years of age and up, with no prior match racing experience required. Sign up as a team or individually. Advanced registration preferred, to register contact Discover Sailing.
In addition, at Discover Sailing, you'll have the opportunity to see and board fabulous boats from some of the world's top manufacturers, check out the latest marine electronics, products and accessories, learn about charter and sailing schools and ...a whole lot more, all in a fun and leisurely environment!
To learn more about these programs contact Discover Sailing.
2014 show dates
September 11-14, 2014
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
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Learn more about all that the Newport International Boat Show has to offer or buy advance tickets by visiting http://www.newportboatshow.com/.