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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Saltwater Fishing Expo in New Jersey, the SailQuest Boat Show in Milford, Conn., and Cruise for Life in Provincetown, Mass.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo is returning March 16-18 to the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J.

All major fishing tackle manufacturers will be introducing the latest gear innovations for the coming season. Also on hand will be local captains and exotic destinations ready to take anglers on their next fishing adventure. The expo will feature the latest saltwater boats, motors, kayaks and marine gear.

Greg Myerson, the new all-tackle world record striper holder, will display his 81.88-pound fish and there will be dozens of seminars during the three days of the show.

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The SailQuest Boat Show will take place May 18-20 at Milford Lisman Landing Marina in Milford, Conn.

The family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, Down East-style powerboats and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 20 to more than 50 feet in length. Additionally, a variety of companies will offer small boats, gear and other products and services, including financing and insurance.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of daily introduction-to-sailing opportunities, including sailing trips with certified instructors.

Previously held in Mystic, Conn., the show has relocated to a more central spot on the Connecticut coast, directly on Long Island Sound.

Anyone who is interested in exhibiting can call WindCheck at (203) 332-7639 or e-mail

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Cruise for Life is a fundraising event that will take place July 28 at Macmillan Pier in Provincetown, Mass., to support cancer research and compassionate patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other New England-based cancer centers.

Cruise for Life is looking for skippers to enter their boats, crew/participants, yacht club and corporate sponsors and donations from anyone who cares to help fight cancer and support cancer research.

Boats will arrive July 28 in Provincetown and share in the “Celebration of Life” on-the-water event. Participants will be treated to a lobster bake and a Southern-style BBQ, as well as live music.

Awards and prizes will be presented throughout the night to the top fundraising boat, individual, yacht club and more.

Cruise for Life was founded by Mike Handler, of Walpole, Mass., who serves as executive director.


Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow

In its second year in a new location, the Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Portland Sports Complex. Sail and powerboats, plus engines and accessories will all be on display.