If you have been to the Miami Boat show, you know that it is interesting and eagerly attended by the area’s extensive boating community. Maybe it’s the weather and all that warm water. People seem to have a good time.
Strictly Sail Miami, from February 16-20, 2012, is always a popular event–a chance for sailors from around the country to escape winter gloom–and this year’s version should be the best one yet. Why?
Because ASA will be partnering with the Discover Sailing Resource Center, and that means FREE on-the-water sailing lessons and clinics taught by experienced ASA instructors! These clinics are expected to fill up very quickly, so pre-registration is highly recommended! See below for details.
There will be opportunities for all skill levels, from absolute beginners to seasoned hands. All training is based on ASA’s internationally renowned training and certification programs and will be taught aboard 30’ to 40′ sailboats.
In addition to the free lessons, there will be an Advanced Cruising Skills Seminar for those looking to hone their bluewater sailing skills, and an exclusive Introduction to Cruising Catamarans. You’ll find all the details below!
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:
Basic and Intermediate Hands-On Training Clinics
- Introduction to Sailing
- Intermediate Coastal Cruising
- Docking Under Power
When: Held daily beginning Friday, February 17th
Requirements: Must be 18 or older and capable of participating as an active crewmember while underway.
Register online at http://www.regonline.com/strictlysailmiami2012. Please note: a $4 online registration fee will be added to the cost of your boat show ticket.
Advanced Cruising Skills Seminars
Some of the American Sailing Association’s most experienced blue water instructors will conduct hands on seminars geared toward sailors interested in chartering and offshore sailing. These intensive 3 ½ hour sessions cover skills and techniques that are part of ASA’s Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106) programs.
Advance registration is REQUIRED, and participation is limited to 5 persons per boat. The cost is $125 per person, which includes 2 days boat show admission (a $36 value). To register, click the following link:
Requirements: Participants must be at least 18 years old and capable of participating as an active crewmember while underway.
Here’s the schedule so you can plan your time at the show!
Miami Exclusive — Introduction to Cruising Catamarans
American Sailing Association instructors will cover Cruising Catamaran fundamentals including techniques for tacking and jibing in light air, correct sail trim, steering a compass course, line handling and winch safety, crew overboard recovery, maneuvering in tight spaces under power and much more. All learning elements are taken directly from the ASA Cruising Catamaran certification course (ASA 114).
Advance registration is required
Space is very limited for the Cruising Catamaran clinic, and advance registration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and capable of performing as an active crew member while underway. Cost for this exclusive seminar is $125 including 2 days boat show admission. You can find out more details, register online and get your boat show ticket in advance at the follow web link – http://www.regonline.com/ssmiamicruisingcats