Seminars

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

On-the-water workshops—only at the boat show!

Boats provided by Marine Max
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch.There’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers—you’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime. The workshop lineup includes women only events and special classes for  junior skippers.  All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional certified instructors. Registration fees apply.

Discover Boating Hands-on Skills Training: Towed Water Sports Workshops

Registration is $5 in advance or $10 at the show.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
1:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety   Discover Boating Center - D69
3:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
Friday, September 25, 2015
1:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety   Discover Boating Center - D69
3:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
12:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety   Discover Boating Center - D69
1:30 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
2:45 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
4:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
12:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety   Discover Boating Center - D69
1:30 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
2:45 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    
4:00 pm Towing Best Practices & Safety    

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training: One-Hour Powerboating Workshop

Registration fee $25  Register online and save $10 plus get free show admission.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm First Mate Skills – Presented Dockside    
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship    
5:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control    
5:00 pm Anchoring & Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques    
Friday, September 25, 2015
2:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm First Mate Skills – Presented Dockside    
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship    
5:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control    
5:00 pm Anchoring & Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
12:00 am Close Quarters Boat Control   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm First Mate Skills – Presented Dockside    
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship    
5:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control    
5:00 pm Anchoring & Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2:00 pm Close Quarters Boat Control   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm First Mate Skills – Presented Dockside    
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship    
3:30 pm Anchoring & Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques    

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training: Three-Hour Powerboating Workshop

Registration fee $75  Register online and save $25 plus get free show admission.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control In Tight Spaces   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:00 am Essential Powerboat Skills    
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control In Tight Spaces   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:00 am Ladies At The Helm (women only)    
10:00 am Essential Powerboat Skills    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control In Tight Spaces   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:00 am Ladies At The Helm (women only)    
10:00 am Junior Skippers at the Helm (ages 12 to 17)    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control In Tight Spaces   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:00 am Ladies At The Helm (women only)    
10:00 am Junior Skippers at the Helm (ages 12 to 17)    

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training: Two-Hour Sailing Workshop

Registration fee $25 Register online and save $10 plus get free show admission.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:30 am Introduction to Sailing   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm Performance Sailing Workshop    
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:30 am Introduction to Sailing   Discover Boating Center - D69
2:00 pm Performance Sailing Workshop    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:30 am Junior Skippers at the Helm (ages 12 to 17)   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:30 am Ladies At The Helm (women only)    
2:00 pm Introduction to Sailing    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
10:30 am Junior Skippers at the Helm (ages 12 to 17)   Discover Boating Center - D69
10:30 am Ladies At The Helm (women only)    
2:00 pm Introduction to Sailing    
2:00 pm Performance Sailing Workshop    

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. Together, hosts “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician "Fred", bring more than 50 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 Norwalk Boat Show®.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
12:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
1:00 pm Gas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
2:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
3:00 pm Scratches, dings & oxidation    
4:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
5:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Diagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system    
12:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
1:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
2:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
3:00 pm Boats that Sit    
4:00 pm Diesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
5:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Scratches, dings & oxidation    
12:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
1:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
2:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
3:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
4:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
5:00 pm Go one-on-one with a service technician    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Diagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system    
12:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
1:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
2:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
3:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
4:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
5:00 pm Go one-on-one with a service technician    

Free! Boating Education

Informative & entertaining. 30-minute sessions are hosted by staff from the Annapolis School of Seamanship.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00 am What Boat is Right for You?   Boating Education - A6
11:00 am 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan    
12:00 pm Getting Your Captain’s License    
1:00 pm iNavigation & Radar    
2:00 pm Docking De-Stressed    
3:00 pm Troubleshooting Marine Diesel    
4:00 pm Weather To Go    
4:30 pm Put Your Skills on the Line (Contest)    
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00 am What Boat is Right for You?   Boating Education - A6
11:00 am 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan    
12:00 pm Getting Your Captain’s License    
1:00 pm iNavigation & Radar    
2:00 pm Docking De-Stressed    
3:00 pm Troubleshooting Marine Diesel    
4:00 pm Weather To Go    
4:30 pm Put Your Skills on the Line (Contest)    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 am What Boat is Right for You?   Boating Education - A6
11:00 am 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan    
12:00 pm Getting Your Captain’s License    
1:00 pm iNavigation & Radar    
2:00 pm Docking De-Stressed    
3:00 pm Troubleshooting Marine Diesel    
4:00 pm Weather To Go    
4:30 pm Put Your Skills on the Line (Contest)    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
10:00 am What Boat is Right for You?   Boating Education - A6
11:00 am 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan    
12:00 pm Getting Your Captain’s License    
1:00 pm iNavigation & Radar    
2:00 pm Docking De-Stressed    
3:00 pm Troubleshooting Marine Diesel    
4:00 pm Weather To Go    
4:30 pm Put Your Skills on the Line (Contest)    

Try It Cove - Free Stand Up Paddleboarding


Here is your chance to get out on the water with Coastal CT SUP and experience the fastest growing water sport! 

 
Choose from:
Paddle Boarding On Water Demos
SUP is a fun sport for everyone.  Our on-board sessions are offered for those 10 years and older.  We will supply all the equipment necessary to get you out on the water.  All our instructors are WPA and Paddlefit certified.  We teach you how to paddle properly and safely.
  
Paddlefit
For those of you who are land-lubbers, you can get a feel for the board and paddle with
our land set-up.
 
Private Paddle Boarding Lessons, by appointment
If you would like to take it to the next level we will be offering private lessons which are available by appointment for $50, just ask the crew.
 
Kids SUP Race
Lids can experience the challenge and fun of Sup racing with prizes for ages 10-15 years old.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
11:00 am Paddlefit Class   Dock C
12:00 pm On-Water Demo    
2:00 pm On-Water Demo    
5:00 pm On-Water Demo    
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00 am On-Water Demo   Dock C
3:00 pm On-Water Demo    
5:00 pm On-Water Demo    
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 am On-Water Demo   Dock C
12:00 pm Kids SUP Race    
2:00 pm On-Water Demo    
3:00 pm Kids SUP Race    
5:00 pm On-Water Demo    
Sunday, September 27, 2015
11:00 am On-Water Demo   Dock C
12:00 pm Kids SUP Race    
1:00 pm On-Water Demo    
2:00 pm On-Water Demo    
3:00 pm On-Water Demo    
5:00 pm On-Water Demo