Seminars

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training: Sailing & Catamaran Workshops

Exclusive on-the-water sailing workshopsDiscover Boating
Are you new to sailing? Curious about what it take to pilot a sailboat? Do you want to hone your sailing skills or learn new ones so you can enjoy your time on the water even more?

Take the helm to learn basic and intermediate sailing skills aboard 30' to 40' cruising sailboats. All instruction takes place while underway and is taught by Certified Professional Sailing Instructors. There’s something for everyone—from novice to seasoned sailors.

Registration fee for each session is $50 in advance or $75 at the show. Advance online registration includes FREE boat show admission.

Friday, June 19, 2015
1:00 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:00 pm Essential Cruising & Charter Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Anchoring Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 am Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
10:30 am Docking Under Power & Close Quarters Boat Control Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:00 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:00 pm Essential Cruising & Charter Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Anchoring Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
Sunday, June 21, 2015
10:30 am Docking Under Power & Close Quarters Boat Control Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
10:30 am Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:00 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:00 pm Essential Cruising & Charter Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Introduction to Cruising Catamarans Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:30 pm Anchoring Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training: Powerboating Workshops

Learn by doing & gain skills that will last a lifetime!

Do you want to have more confidence at the helm? Are you just “getting your feet wet” and are curious about how it feels to pilot a boat? Or do you want to polish your skills and add more fun to your time on the water?
The best way to learn is by doing. These courses offer hands-on, practical training and focus on key skills that will help you become more competent and confident on the water. There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers! Learn from the experts - All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.

Online advance registration includes FREE boat show admission.

Friday, June 19, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control in Tight Spaces Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:30 pm Bacic Close Quarters Maneuvering Skills Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:00 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
4:30 pm Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control in Tight Spaces Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:30 pm Bacic Close Quarters Maneuvering Skills Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:00 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
4:30 pm Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
Sunday, June 21, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control in Tight Spaces Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
1:30 pm Bacic Close Quarters Maneuvering Skills Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
3:00 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration
4:30 pm Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques Discover Boating Instructor Discover Boating Registration

Free Hourly Boating Seminars

This year’s seminar program is loaded with educational and enlightening programs, hosted by experts and adventurers who know the waters and will share practical advice, expert opinions and tall tales. Even the seasoned boater will find something new to learn!

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice.
Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water.
• Straightforward answers to all your boating questions.
• Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a boat that suits your lifestyle.
• Local resources to help you get started.

All seminars are free to attend with boat show admission.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
12:00 pm Visit Mexico By Private Boat Alejandro Santander Habif Sheraton Hotel, Catalina Room
2:00 pm Enhancing Our Recreational Fishing Industry through modern Marine Research Paul Fischer Seminar Tent
3:00 pm Products that Protect, Perform, and Save Tom Jarvis Seminar Tent
5:00 pm Fly Fishing Peter Piconi Seminar Tent
Friday, June 19, 2015
1:00 pm Important Safety Lessons for Boat Owners Bruce Brown Seminar Tent
2:00 pm Visiting Mexico by Private Boat – A Quick Guide to Entry Requirements Fito Espinoza Seminar Tent
3:00 pm Cruising Mexico’s Sea of Cortez Malcolm Neil Shroyer Seminar Tent
4:00 pm How to Catch More Fish on Your Boat Dave Hansen Seminar Tent
5:00 pm Fly Fishing Peter Piconi Seminar Tent
Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:00 am Visiting Mexico by Private Boat – A Quick Guide to Entry Requirements Fito Espinoza Seminar Tent
12:00 pm Cruising Mexico’s Sea of Cortez Malcolm Neil Shroyer Seminar Tent
1:00 pm A 5000nm Sailing Journey from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego Nicholas Authier Seminar Tent
2:00 pm Summer and Winter Cruising Itineraries in Mexico Patricia Rains Seminar Tent
3:00 pm How to Catch More Fish on Your Boat Dave Hansen Seminar Tent
4:00 pm Paper Charts - Alive, Well and Thriving! Ann Kinner Seminar Tent
5:00 pm How I Survive: Giving Back Through the Ocean That Saved Me Will Schmidt Seminar Tent
Sunday, June 21, 2015
11:00 am Maritime Mexico: An Inside Look at Cruising in Mexico Richard Markie Seminar Tent
12:00 pm How I Survive: Giving Back Through the Ocean That Saved Me Will Schmidt Seminar Tent
1:00 pm How to Catch More Fish on Your Boat Dave Hansen Seminar Tent
2:00 pm Crossing the Panama Canal Nicholas Authier Seminar Tent
3:00 pm Navigation Today Ronald Mealey Seminar Tent
4:00 pm Products that Protect, Perform, and Save Tom Jarvis Seminar Tent

Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and hands-on workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repairs and upgrades

Watch, learn and do! If you're a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or motor, head to Fred's Shed for free seminars and workshops. Daily sessions will cover a variety of topics, and include demos and question/answer sessions. Certified marine service technician "Fred" brings more than 35 years boating and marine service experience to the Shed.
Stop by for professional, practical advice, participate in hands-on clinics, ask questions, and see the cutaway boat and motor. It's all FREE, compliments of the Progressive® Insurance San Diego International Boat Show®.


Seminar Descriptions: NEW curriculum for 2015!

Thursday, June 18, 2015
12:00 pm One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed
1:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed
2:30 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed
3:00 pm Scratches, Dings and Oxidation Fred Fred's Shed
3:30 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
5:00 pm Eradicating Mold, Mildew, Dirt and Crud Fred Fred's Shed
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed
6:00 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:00 pm One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed
12:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
1:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed
1:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
3:00 pm Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
5:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed
6:00 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed
11:00 am Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
11:30 am Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
12:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
12:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
3:00 pm Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed
4:00 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
5:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed
6:00 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
Sunday, June 21, 2015
10:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed
11:00 am Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
11:30 am Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
12:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed
1:30 pm Eradicating Mold, Mildew, Dirt and Crud Fred Fred's Shed
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed
3:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed
5:00 pm One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed

Try It Cove - Free Stand Up Paddleboarding

Head to Try it Cove to sample a variety of activities - from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking, canoeing and more! Be sure to bring your suit and a towel; we'll provide the equipment.

Traci Schanen is a San Diego professional Personal Trainer teaching SUP lessons, Yoga, and Fitness, along with Personal training and Nutrition Strategies program. She is the owner of Harmony Fitness and Nutrition which was founded in 1990, teaching wellness through movement, mindfulness and lifestyle change. Traci holds certifications with NETA, ISSA, PIF and is a member of WPA.

Find more at Harmony Fitness and Nutrition www.goharmonyfitness.com.

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015
12:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
1:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
2:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
3:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
4:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
5:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
1:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
2:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
3:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
4:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
5:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 am SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
11:30 am SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
12:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
1:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
2:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
3:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
4:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
5:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
Sunday, June 21, 2015
10:30 am SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
11:30 am SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
12:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
1:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
2:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
3:30 pm SUP Yoga Demo- fitness on the board Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water
4:30 pm SUP for Beginners Traci Schanen Try It Cove - In Water

Free Sailing Simulator

Experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so you can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities - whether you’re just learning how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions.

The simulator was featured at the America's Cup where more than 1000 people took a sailing lesson. Don't miss your chance to climb aboard for a test sail.