Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced the 2018 Education Series for this year's Boat Show.
Through establishing new partnerships and building upon proven curriculum, the Newport International Boat Show will offer in-water courses, seminars and demonstrations to give showgoers a wide variety of opportunities to complement the exciting new boats and boating gear on display. This year's education program includes Confident Captain's At The Helm instruction and the America's Boating Club seminar series.
"We want the Newport International Boat Show to be a completely immersive experience for showgoers," said Nancy Piffard, show director at Newport Exhibition Group. "This year, visitors will have the opportunity to attend free seminars created For Boaters, By Boaters™ presented by America's Boating Club as well as register for At The Helm training courses with a licensed captain. It's a great line-up of educational instruction for everyone."
Confident Captain's At The Helm courses include: Become a Power-Boater, Powerboat Docking and Maneuvering, Advanced Outboard Handling, Just Go Sailing!, and Advanced Sailboat Handling and Trim (Including Spinnaker Sailing).
America's Boating Club will be offering free seminars on How to Read the Weather, About AIS (Automatic Identification Systems), How to Use a Modern VHF/DSC Marine Radio, Using Radar and Anchoring Techniques.
The Newport International Boat Show will take place September 13-16, 2018 on the Newport Waterfront along America's Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water shows in the country and the kick-off to the boat show season, the event will host exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 48th Annual Newport International Boat Show and to purchase discount tickets online visit newportboatshow.com.