Hartford Boat Show returns in February - Trade Only Today

Hartford Boat Show returns in February

This year's show will be held Feb. 9-12 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Does docking your boat cause you stress and anxiety? Ropes, tricks and techniques that make docking easier will be explained at a seminar presented by the Annapolis School of Seamanship at the Hartford Boat Show.

Organizers said the basics of outboard motors, docking and line handling, night navigation, kayak fishing and iNavigation are among 25 seminars set for this year's show, which will be held Feb. 9-12 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

Produced by the Connecticut Marine Trades Association and powered by Evinrude, the show will feature 150 exhibitors, more than 250 boats and watercraft and seminars presented by the Annapolis School of Seamanship, Three Belles Marina, Black Hawk Fishing Charters and the New London Maritime Society.

All of the seminars will be held on the Boating Begins Here Stage on the second level of the convention center, with session topics rotating and repeating throughout show hours, Admission is open to all show visitors.

Annapolis School of Seamanship sessions will include Docking and Line Handling; Getting Your Captain’s License; Night Navigation; Outboard Engine Basics; and iNavigation.

iNavigation, also known as integrated navigation, entails blending all of the resources available to the modern boater, from traditional compass and paper charts to onboard electronics and tablets, to maintain what professional mariners call "situational awareness."

Black Hawk Fishing Charters, of Niantic, Conn., will present "Catch More Winter Cod"; and "Catch More Seabass, Fluke and Porgies."

Three Belles Marina, also of Niantic, will conduct kayak fishing sessions.

Throughout the show, The Paddler's Paradise Demo Pool, an 800-square-foot area also on the second level, will feature a full schedule of demonstrations of kayaks, standup paddleboards and special paddling activities for adults and children, including some of The Housatonic Model Club's display of unique sailing models.

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