Taking place off the Florida panhandle in one of the most productive fisheries in the United States; timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast's blue marlin season; hosted by the South's number-one ranked resort destination. The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin® has set the precedent for world-class, million dollar, sportfishing tournaments.
Ladies and men too: Want to learn the ropes of fishing or improve your luck? Try the No-Yelling School of Fishing! At Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing you can learn, practice fishing skills hands-on, network and opt for a half day fishing trip via charter boats. On Saturday are classroom presentations and hands-on practice with about a dozen guides for skills such as knot tying, casting, net casting, lure usage, trailer backing, kayak fishing and more. Check the website for networking with each seminar. Optional fishing is on Sunday.
Founded in 1952, Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) is one of the oldest and largest organizations of cruisers in the world and while some things have changed over its 60+ years, the passion of its members and the goals of the original six founders are still the goals of SSCA today: to share cruising information and camaraderie with fellow cruisers, and to leave a clean wake for those who follow. Whatever your cruising status and wherever your home port, SSCA offers key benefits to enhance your cruising life and help to make your cruising dreams possible.
Join Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson on an offshore sailing expedition and get a thorough introduction to ocean sailing aboard their S&S Swan 48 \'Isbjörn\' (that\'s Swedish for \'polar bear\'). The classic sloop, built at the legendary Nautor yard in Finland, is recognized as one of the sweetest-sailing and safest ocean-sailing platforms available. While not specifically a sailing school, you\'ll learn how to stand night watches, navigate, and generally run and manage a boat on a long ocean passage under professional supervision. It\'s an incredibly fun adventure and a phenomenal life experience. We sail worldwide, offering a variety of opportunities from 500-mile hops in the Caribbean Sea, to full-on Atlantic crossings between the USA and Europe. Go to 59-north.com to learn more.
John & Amanda Neal have provided worldwide sail-training expeditions readying sailors for passage making on their own boats since 1990 aboard their Hallberg-Rassy 46, Mahina Tiare III. They also present Offshore Cruising Seminars during boat shows annually in Annapolis, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and Richmond, CA.