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This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Women's Sailing & Powerboating School, the Herreshoff Regatta and ShowBoats International.

The Women’s Sailing & Powerboating School is offering a class called Teaching Deliveries.

This private instruction is designed for many applications, including teaching people who have just bought a boat to take it from the point of purchase to their home port. It works equally well for those contemplating a trip to a new cruising ground or traveling the Great Loop, the Intracoastal Waterway or offshore in the oceans for the first time, according to the school.

“Planning and achieving cruising goals are the point of this course, with emphasis on teaching how to make the necessary decisions to be able to do it yourself. We send the owners on their way safely and confident in their own ability,” Capt. Patti Moore, co-founder of Sea Sense, said in a statement.

All aspects of passage-making are covered, including trip planning and execution, learning complex high-tech boat systems, traveling to new and challenging areas and dealing with on-board emergencies.

Pricing is dependent on boat size and trip duration.

At the end of the delivery, students will have experienced varied cruising situations, preparing them to go it alone with newfound skill and confidence.

For information, call (800) 332-1404 or (727) 289-6917.

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The H-20 Class is set to be revealed to the public Aug. 26-28 during the Herreshoff Regatta in Bristol, R.I., and the press and special guests are invited for a sneak preview at an open house on Aug 25.

The Herreshoff 20 is a never-before-built daysailer designed by Capt. Nat in 1928. Dan Shea at Bristol Boat Co., in cooperation with Herreshoff Designs, has spent the past year bringing this classic design to life, using the original Nathanael Herreshoff drawings.

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The 24th annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous is set for Nov. 10-12 at the Rybovich Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Doobie Brothers are headlining the Saturday night gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club, and returning to this year’s festivities are honorary chairs Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Trump. New to this year’s lineup of activities will be the Milhous Museum Last Chance Tour.

“This year was already off to an extraordinary start with Howard Meyers, chairman of Burger Boat Company, joining Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media, as event co-chair,” Rick Case, founder of the annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous, said in a statement. “With Tony and Howard now working together, they will bring unrivaled connections and innovations to the rendezvous, adding a powerful force to the fundraising efforts.”

The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.


Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

Cobalt’s first 23-foot outboard model unveiled

Cobalt Boats introduced its first 23-foot outboard, the Model 23SC, to offer first-time buyers and occasional boaters seeking higher quality and reliability the same level of construction, performance and attention to detail offered in its larger boats.

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.