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ASA to offer free on-the-water lessons and advanced clinics at Strictly Sail Miami

Category : At the Shows

miami boat showStrictly 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 Charter (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:
www.regonline.com/strictlysailmiamiadvanced

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

i am trying to register myself and a friend for the advanced cruising seminar at the miami boat show but the link is not working. Please help becsause I want to make sure I get a spot.

John Degnan

Hi John! This article is from last year’s Miami show, but we’re doing on-water clinics this year as well! Here’s the link to sign up. (Scroll down the second section, where it says “Discover Boating Puts You at the Helm!”

http://www.strictlysailmiami.com/attendees/features/features.aspx

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