BOAT SHOW UPDATE
Discount Tickets to St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show
November 29–December 2, 2012
Sail America invites you to join us at the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show, November 29–December 2 at the Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
You will see the finest in boats and marine accessories, including a marina full of boats ranging from 8' to over 70', in a festive atmosphere with food, drinks, and live music. Plus a great line up of informative Sail and Power and fishing seminars. And just for the kids, there's the Hook the Future's Fishing Clinics on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are normally $10 at the show, and kids under 15 are free, but if you order your tickets online now, you will receive $5 off.
For a complete line up of all the companies and boats to be on display, visit the show site at www.showmanagement.com
St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show hours:
Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, Nov. 30, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10am to 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10am to 5pm
Strictly Sail Chicago
January 24–27, 2013
Strictly Sail Chicago, the Midwest's only and the nation's largest indoor "All-Sail" boat show, arrives January 24–27, 2013, to Chicago's famous Navy Pier. Strictly Sail has become a must-attend event for all sailors and has become one of Chicago's favorite boat shows.
This four-day sailing extravaganza features 250 exhibiting companies from around the globe with the latest boat designs, the newest sailing gear, accessories and hardware from the industry's top suppliers, and the most up-to-date charter information from around the world.
The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show is a resource for learning as well as a place to see exhibitors. You'll find interactive seminars, hands-on learning, and classroom seminars providing opportunities for new sailors to learn about sailing and experienced sailors to improve their skills and become more confident at the helm.
In addition to all the boats on display, this year's activities include a full schedule of hourly seminars from the most renowned sailors in the world, live music by sailing's favorite entertainers, prize giveaways, and special events for every attendee.
Additionally, Navy Pier offers restaurants, shops, and activities. Make the boat show a day trip or better yet make it a weekend getaway.
Visit www.strictlysailchicago.com/ for more information.
Strictly Sail Miami
February 14–18, 2013
Strictly Sail Miami, the South's favorite show for sailors, begins Thursday (Trade Day) February 14 and will not end until the final bell sounds Monday, February 18th. This five-day event features the best of the best that the sailing industry has to offer. You'll find the latest and the greatest from boatbuilders across the globe. See, shop, and test sail some of the newest sailboat designs from around the world, plus nearly 200 booths featuring the latest sailing gear and accessories, plus hardware from the industry's top suppliers along with the latest charter information.
The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami Show is a resource for learning with interactive seminars and DIY programs to enhance your sailing skills. Start with the Discover Sailing Program, which provides opportunities for both new sailors and "old salts" to get out on the water and learn more about the joys of sailing. For the captain with a little more experience, there are advanced activities to help you hone your skills and become more confident at the helm. If you or your family and friends aren't ready to get out on the water, sit in on one of the many seminars hosted by Industry experts, world travelers, and the legends of sailing.
Many people don't realize how easy and affordable sailing really is; at the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami Show you'll see everything from entry-level daysailors to cruising sailboats to megacats. Strictly Sail Miami is known as the catamaran capital of the world with the largest selection of catamarans of any show—but there's really something for every taste and every budget. The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami features a selection of boats both in the water and on the land, ranging in sizes from 6' to almost 100', for sailors of every age and sailing ability, taste, and budget.
For more information, visit www.strictlysailmiami.com.
South West International Boat Show Returns to South Shore Harbour, Texas
March 21–24, 2013
The fifth annual South West International Boat Show, presented by GEICO, returns to the South Shore Harbour Marina, Bay Area Houston, Thursday through Sunday, March 21–24, 2013. As the Southwest's premier power and sailboat show and the largest in-water boat show in Texas, the South West International Boat Show is the only boat show in Texas endorsed by the national sailing association, Sail America.
Featuring over 400 boats, both in and out of the water, the South West International Boat Show includes such sailboat manufacturers as Jeanneau, Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina, and Dufour, alongside a variety of vendors with the latest accessories and technologies, boating and sailing gear, engines, marine electronics, products and services, gifts and apparel.
"Though they comprise one of the largest sailboat markets in the US, Texas and Southwest boaters are still looking to establish brand loyalties" says Peter Bryant, President of the South West International Boat Show. "We are steering our marketing and advertising strategies toward that market to ensure this group of boaters is aware of the show's scope of exhibitors and the seminar program. This is a significant group to explore."
The boat show will feature a comprehensive schedule of hourly seminars across the four days of the show hosted by industry experts, free Discover Sailing sailboat rides and the Sail America Village, relocated this year to be nearer the docks and positioned in the center of the show. This is the largest selection of sailboats ever seen at a boat show in this region, with sailing-related exhibitors as well as sailing activities, seminars, interactive demos, and party.
Visit the South West International Boat Show website www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com/ for exhibit space rates, an application, and further information regarding the 2013 show.
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Dates Set for Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show
17th annual Sail America event to take place April 12–15, 2013, in Oakland, California
The 2013 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, California, Thursday through Sunday, April 12–15, 2013. The West Coast's largest all-sail boat show features new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, seminars, interactive workshops, and free sailboat rides.
"From newbies to serious sailors, the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show is the place for people to immerse themselves in the sailing lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, and learn new sailing techniques," Stanton Murray, incoming Sail America President says. Building on a successive three years of growth, Pacific Sail officials report last year's Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show held at Jack London Square boasted a seven percent increase in both attendance at the gate and exhibitor space sales over the previous year.
"We're capitalizing on this momentum," Murray continues. "The Sail America team is dedicated to and already working toward making the 2013 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show an even bigger, better, and more diverse show with more special events, seminars, and hands-on activities to bring in our largest audience ever."
Contracts and further announcements regarding the 2013 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show will be forthcoming. Please mark your calendars and spread the word.
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