Several educational opportunities available to boat show attendees

"The Miami show is truly the world’s greatest because it offers something for everyone," said Cathy Johnston, vice president of Southern Shows for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which produces the show.

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A little less than two weeks is all that separates boating enthusiasts from the start of one of the biggest boat shows in the nautical industry: the Miami International Power & Strictly Sail Miami shows. This year, Strictly Sail Miami, the sail-only portion of the Miami International Boat Show will be offering a range of educational seminars and entertainment:

PLEASE NOTE: Seminars are subject to change

Thursday, Feb. 15

10:45 a.m. "Free Energy from the Wind and Sun" John Gambill
Noon "Cruising Catamarans" Charles Kanter
1:15 p.m. "Offshore Spar Repair"  Michael Hill
2:30 p.m. "A Family Sails Around the World" Pam Wall
3:45 p.m. "Hurricane Climatology: The Florida Keys - The Perfect Learning" Christopher Burr
5 p.m. "Getaway"  Suzanne Pogell

Friday, Feb. 16

10:45 a.m. "Getting Your Captain's License Fact vs. Fiction" Capt. Bob Figular
Noon "Single-Handed Spinnaker Sailing" Etienne
1:15 p.m. "Preparation for Offshore Passagemaking" Ed Mapes
2:30 p.m. "Power Paradise" Paul Marcuzzo
3:45 p.m. "Women in Cruising" Kathy Parsons, Pam Wall & Gwen Hamlin
5 p.m. "Safety at Sea with Marine SSB - The Basics" Capt. Marti Brown

Saturday, Feb. 17

10:45 a.m. "Marine Electrical Design" John Zeitlin
Noon "Finding the Right Catamaran" Phillip Berman
1:15 p.m. "Marine SSB - The Cruisers Multi-tool" Marti Brown
2:30 p.m. "Anchoring Techniques & Hurricane Moorings" Charles Kanter
3:45 p.m. "Cruising the Bahamas" Pam Wall
4:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Press Conference hosted by the South African Boatbuilders Business Council & South African Consulate General  
5 p.m. "Interpreting Marine Weather" Lee Chesneau
6 p.m. Latitudes & Attitudes' Annual Strictly Sail Cruiser's Bash 
7 p.m. Eric Stone Band - Live in Concert 

Sunday, Feb. 18

10:45 a.m. "Interpreting Marine Weather" Lee Chesneau
Noon "How to Become a Galley Guru" Corinne Kanter
1:15 p.m. "Chartering 101" Kyle Houston
2: 30 p.m. "Women in Cruising" Kathy Parsons, Pam Wall & Gwen Hamlin
3:45 p.m. "Cruising the French and Spanish Caribbean" Kathy Parsons
5 p.m. "Talking Trash - Promoting Clean & Healthy Waterways" Kathryn Novak

Monday, Feb. 19

10:45 a.m. "Cruising Catamarans" Charles Kanter
Noon "Cruising the Bahamas" Pam Wall
1:15 p.m. "Interpreting Marine Weather" Lee Chesneau
2:30 p.m. "Outfitting for Bluewater Cruising" Pam Wall
3:45 p.m. "Understanding Fractional Ownership" Thomas E. Patterson

For more additional information, please visit www.catamarans.com

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