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California Boating Congress takes place March 31

The Marina Recreation Association of California will hold its fifth annual California Boating Congress at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency on March 31. Early-bird reservations must be made by this Friday, March 13. The rate is $179 per person; after that, the cost jumps to $229.

Association president Scott Robertson will open the congress with remarks and the first seminar will begin at 8:45 a.m. Robert Newsome, the vice senior vice president of strategy, engineering standards and membership for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will deliver the keynote address. His speech is entitled, “Economic Impact of the Marine Industry and Boating in California.”

The conference’s other three sessions are: Recreational Fishing — Reforming Licensing Programs, Nevada’s Success Story; CA Sales/Use Taxes — A Competitive Disadvantage?; and The Value of a Department of Recreation.



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