sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rhode Island Boat Show to take place 3-4 May in 4 venues
Rhode Island Boat Show to take place 3-4 May in 4 venues

If you're on the port hand side of the Atlantic, here's something you may want to think about attending. Following a long winter, Rhode Island marine companies are opening their doors in a big way by hosting a free, one-of-a-kind boating event designed to jump-start the arrival of summer. The Rhode Island Boat Show takes place the weekend of May 3-4 in four coastal venues and features boats, experts, and activities for all ages both on and off the water.

'Early May is the perfect time to travel the coast and see the boats on the market for the coming season,' said Jonathan Banks of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), which manages the show. 'Experienced boaters, families, even those who’ve never stepped foot on a boat before can see the fleet of sail and powerboats, have fun skill-building on the water, and spend quality time with experts who can help boaters make the right buying decisions.'

The Rhode Island Boat Show includes venues in Bristol, Jamestown, Wakefield and Warwick. Now in its fourth year, organizers have added new attractions to expand the appeal of this statewide happening. Out-of-state visitors can also use the event as an easy way to explore the Ocean State as a boating destination, including its no-sales-tax policy on boats and boating services.

Captain Ralph Wilkins—featured on the National Geographic Channel reality TV series Wicked Tuna—will be a star attraction at the Warwick and Wakefield venues on Saturday, and in Jamestown on Sunday morning. A rod and reel fisherman who braves the rugged waters of the North Atlantic to chase the elusive bluefin tuna, Captain Ralph is coming to the show to meet attendees, talk about his gear and technique, and share his experiences as a fisherman whose livelihood depends on his catch.

On-water clinics with professional instructors will be held throughout the weekend at two venues. The sixty-minute, hands-on sessions are geared towards individuals looking for an introduction to sailing or powerboating, as well as those who want to sharpen their docking and maneuvering skills. Showgoers interested in honing their sailing skill should head to Jamestown to set sail with instructors from Narragansett Sailing. Confident Captain will run a series of powerboating clinics at the Warwick venue on boats provided by the Freedom Boat Club. Clinics are $25 and pre-registration is required.

This year’s show will feature its 1st Marine Consignment Weekend, organized by Salty Dog Marine Supply at the Bristol venue. Many boaters have gear and equipment they no longer need or use, and other boaters are happy to purchase that gear at discounted prices. Boaters with marine gear to sell can deliver it to Salty Dog Marine Supply so it can be sold during the weekend. The consignment section of the show is expected to be a valuable feature for both sellers and buyers.

Other attractions include a chance to try surfing on dry land on a SURFSET board, a total-body surf trainer designed to simulate the physical demands of surfing; an opportunity to see amphibious technology from Sealegs that transforms a powerful all-terrain vehicle into a high-speed powerboat; a chance to meet young boatbuilders from Tiverton High School, see their latest projects, and participate in fun attractions for young mariners; and knot-tying lessons for all ages with the Sea Scouts.

The Rhode Island Boat Show takes place May 3-4 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. The show’s venues include: Bristol (Bristol Marine, 99 Poppasquash Road); Jamestown (Conanicut Marine Services, 1 East Ferry Wharf); Wakefield (Silver Spring Marine, 362 Pond Street); and Warwick (Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina, 1 Masthead Drive).

For more information, visit the show’s website, call 401-396-9619, or connect with the show via its Facebook page.

Space in the powerboating and sailing clinics is limited; showgoers will find advance registration information at the boat show’s website, along with more details on Marine Consignment Weekend.


by Cynthia Goss


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=121390

9:32 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT