Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, the International Yacht Restoration School and "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

Wednesday is the deadline to receive the early-bird registration discount for the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, set for May 10-12 in Singapore.

Aimed at marina owners, operators, developers, manufacturers, service providers, nautical tourism promoters, and port and harbor operators, among others, the triennial conference will attract more than 300 participants from around the globe.

This year marks the seventh conference in the series.

More than 25 sponsor booths have been confirmed and more than 40 international speakers will be presenting their experiences and sharing their understanding of challenges in the industry.

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Starting March 8, the International Yacht Restoration School will host a series of lectures on books on great yachts and great adventures.

Marine writer Jack Somer opens the series with a story of boatbuilding: the making of the Dutch-built Athena, one of the largest private sailing yachts of the modern era.

Other experts taking part in the series, which runs until late April, are author-adventurer Eric Wiberg, Irish yachting historian Hal Sisk and yacht designer Chuck Paine.

All lectures begin at 7:30 pm at the school's Restoration Hall in Newport, R.I. Lectures are free for members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting and $7 for nonmembers.

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"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!," a national organization that aims to attract women to sportfishing, is holding a two-day, conservation-minded seminar April 15-17 in Dania Beach, Fla.

Hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the program emphasizes hands-on skills with techniques such as releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling and more.

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