News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Boat Shows go for more and more seminars - Seattle over 200
Boat Shows go for more and more seminars - Seattle over 200


'Seminars by a huge range of technical experts prove very popular with boat shows all over the world'    .

Seminars have always been a small feature of Boat Shows, but now, round the world, organisers are seeing their ticket numbers grow as they introduce more and more seminars into their boat show mix. Sometimes there are so many seminars one wonders when you would have time to look at the boats and equipment.

Take the Seattle Boat Show, just about to take place in January. This particular super successful boat show is now offering hundreds of seminars - many of them free, and a few of them - the less commercial ones - at a small ($40 per session) fee.

The show opens Jan. 24 and has just released their packed seminar schedule, including everything from destiations to boat buying to maintenance and electronics.

Boat Show University is offering the paid seminars. They are offering 18 seminars to help make cruising safe and fun. With courses on weather, cruising to Alaska and new technologies, the education program features well-known nautical experts such as Lee Chesneau, Linda Lewis, Mike Beemer and Mark Bunzel. There will be three-hour nautical training and full-day seminars.

New this year will be classes by Steve D’Antonio. With nearly 25 years of experience as a marine mechanic, electrician, consultant and boatyard manager, D’Antonio is one of the most knowledgeable boating experts in the country, said show organizers. He is presenting an all-day course and two three-hour courses.

The educational seminars proved popular -  Riviera_.   Click Here to view large photo
The three-hour programs are $39 with a special package including four courses and boat show admission for $149. All-day sessions are $195. All courses are available for advanced registration on the show website.

The free seminars run the gamut: Beginner topics include introduction to marine radar, docking techniques and anchoring basics; advanced topics include use of the asymmetric spinnaker and how to get your captain’s license.

There are plenty of options for sailors planning an offshore cruise or just dreaming of cruising. For those who prefer to stay close to home, seminars include cruising South Puget Sound, the marine parks of the San Juan Islands, the central and north coast of British Columbia, and traveling to Alaska. For those with goals of going farther, seminars include the Coho Ho Ho or Baja Ha-Ha rallies, cruising from Mexico to Australia, and cruising in the tropics.

Among seminars that are new for 2014 are sessions on cruising with kids, paperwork requirements for cruising Mexico, cruising to Fitz Hugh Sound, tools to observe and forecast weather patterns, and using the iPad and tablets for marine weather and navigation.

Seminars: The complete schedule of seminars can be viewed at www.seattleboatshow.com/seminars.


by Des Ryan

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117809

6:17 AM Mon 23 Dec 2013GMT


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







Cruising USA







A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,








Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,




















Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,


ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm
Follow these tips when anchoring
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.   
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao   
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart   
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions   
Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer   
4.8 million Legos all at sea   
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature   
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows   
Sail-World 2.0 - the Beta version- Please take a look   
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases   
World ARC heading out of the Pacific   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides   
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors   


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  

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 NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT