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Discover Boating center docks in Miami

Exclusive to the 2011 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, the new Discover Boating Resource Center offers an on-the-water educational experience for boaters of all ages and skill levels.

Visitors to the Feb. 17-21 event can take advantage of a variety of free daily interactive courses, including close-quarter handling, joystick docking, navigation and scuba diving, organizers said.

"With the addition of the Discover Boating Resource Center, the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail provides the ideal destination for new boaters to get educated on all the benefits of the boating lifestyle and seasoned captains to learn about the latest boating technologies and sharpen their skills," show manager Cathy Rick-Joule said in a statement.

Discover Boating Resource Center opportunities include:

  • Close-quarter boat handling
  • Joystick docking experience
  • Jet boat experience
  • Ski boat experience
  • Coastal navigation
  • Introduction to sailing
  • Coastal cruising advanced sailing clinics
  • Learn to scuba dive

Preregistration for all activities ends Feb. 10, although on-site registration will be available on all days of the show.

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