Fall boat show season is upon us and it all kicks off on Thursday, September 11 in Newport, Rhode Island. Come see the latest and greatest in new boats and products alongside some old favorites. Be sure to stop by the Sailing World booth to say hello!
- THURSDAY, SEPT. 11: 10am-6pm
- FRIDAY, SEPT. 12: 10am-6pm
- SATURDAY, SEPT. 13: 10am-6pm
- SUNDAY, SEPT. 14: 10am-5pm
GET READY! VOLVO OCEAN RACE PEP RALLY AT NIBS!
Sailing Fans, Sports Enthusiasts, et al. – Join us at NIBS to support and promote the World’s Greatest Offshore Sailing Event, the Volvo Ocean Race – Newport Stopover!
Saturday, September 13th, 4:00 PM at Sunset Terrace Tent
Excitement is overflowing due to the Volvo Ocean Race selection of Newport, RI as the North American stopover city in May, 2015! Thousands of people from all over the world are expected during the 2 week festival. Many exciting activities are in the works for everyone to enjoy; meet the sailors, watch inshore racing, visit the Main Village at Fort Adams State Park, attend a special concert at the Newport Yachting Center, and more! This is just a sample of what will surely be an amazing visitor experience.
SAIL AMERICA + DISCOVER SAILING TRAINING PROGRAMS
Experience the wonderful sailing lifestyle! Sail America/Discover Sailing is partnering with North U (North Sails University) to bring you the exciting North U Welcome to Match Racing Clinic and an on-the-water Advanced Sail Trim for Cruisers and Racers. Learn more about each of these exciting training opportunities below, which are both offered during the four days of the 2014 Newport International Boat Show!
PRESENTING CONFIDENT CAPTAIN’S “AT THE HELM” TRAINING PROGRAM
Nothing beats on the water, hands-on training to improve your boat handling skills or to learn new ones. This year, Newport International Boat Show (NIBS) has teamed up with Confident Captain/Ocean Pros to bring you a Boat Show experience like no other.
POWER & MOTORYACHT UNIVERSITY
Sponsored by Power & Motoryacht Magazine, the University is a full day seminar series designed to improve your seamanship. It will be held Saturday, September 13th, at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island in Newport. Priced at $150 per person, the seminar includes a continental breakfast, working lunch, cocktail reception / graduation ceremony and admission for one person to the Boat Show. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Jennifer Jones at [email protected]
NEWPORT FOR NEW PRODUCTS INTRODUCES THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DEBUT!
The Annual Newport For New Products Award program, now in its 9th season, recognizes the best new boat and boating product introductions for the 2015 model year, selected by industry experts and new this year- through a People’s Choice Award.
Attendees who come to the show on Thursday will receive a voting card with a detailed list of the NFNP entries and their location on the show site. New debuts will also be marked with blue and white mats to help make them easy to find. After choosing your favorite, drop your voting card at the Show Office by 6pm on Thursday night. Votes will be tallied that night and the winner of the 2014 NFNP People’s Choice Award will be announced Friday morning at the Awards Ceremony at the Sunset Lounge near the Newport Yachting Center Marina. And to make it even more exciting, one lucky People’s Choice voter will win an iPad with a $50 credit to the online Apple Store.
4TH ANNUAL CRUISERS PARTY – ALL BOATERS INVITED!
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, join others with your same passion for boating, along with the exhibitors and industry folks, for a great evening of refreshments and fun at the Cruisers Party, hosted by Cruising Outpost – a quarterly magazine and online interactive destination website created by Bob & Jody Bitchin and Crew. The Cruisers Party is a favorite event at major boat shows around the country! To attend, you must be inside the show gates on Saturday by 6:00 PM – no additional ticket needed. Prize drawing to benefit the “Call of the Sea Foundation;” live music, pizza, beer and soft drinks are free while they last, so come, kick back, and enjoy!
COAST GUARD FOUNDATION SELECTED AS THE BOAT SHOW’S OFFICIAL CHARITABLE PARTNER
The Newport International Boat Show is proud to align with the Coast Guard Foundation as our 2014 charity of choice. This national non-profit organization supports the men and women of the U.S Coast Guard who risk their lives on the water every day for our safety. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Foundation provides services such as higher education grants and financial relief to its members and their families. As the Show’s charitable partner, the Coast Guard Foundation will receive a portion of Sunday’s ticket sales, complimentary exhibit space and the opportunity for its staff to educate and share information regarding their important mission. Stop by their booth located in Tent B to say hello and meet the people behind the organization. For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation, visit: www.coastguardfoundation.org
MEET THE AUTHORS
What’s better than reading a great book? Meeting the author! Visit the “Authors Corner” in Tent C and meet two outstanding authors, who have captured the beauty of sailing through their writing.
Joining us will be Judy Silva, author of The Voyage of Yankee Lady Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat and Voyage of Albatross, Journey to the Bahamas in addition to Paul S. Krantz, Jr., author of Riding the Wild Ocean : The Circumnavigation of Cape Cod in a 18-Foot Sloop, and Other Adventures.
Location: The “Authors Corner”, Tent C
ON THE WEEKEND – LET SAILOR DONNA ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS!
Kids can enjoy the amazing face painting and balloon twisting talents of Sailor Donna. She’ll entertain your children with her lively personality and gentle nature!
Hours: Saturday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: near the Marina Dock Office at the Newport Yachting Center