Newport show offering hands-on training

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  The show will provide various types of on-water instruction in September  

  The show will provide various types of on-water instruction in September  

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced the 2018 education series for this year’s show.

Through establishing new partnerships and building upon proven curriculum, the Newport International Boat Show will offer on-water courses, seminars and demonstrations to give attendees a wide variety of instruction opportunities.

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 in a statement. “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, which includes spinnaker sailing.

America’s Boating Club will offer 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 Sept. 13-16, 2018 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, R.I. 

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