EVENT OF THE MONTH
Jan. 16-17 8th annual USSA Captain’s Briefing, St. Maarten. For captains, senior crew and industry leaders. Topics include security initiatives in the Caribbean, situational awareness and security technology, ISPS/SOLAS and security, STCW Manila amendments, U.S. cruising, port state control and flag state audits/Paris MOU, MLC update.
For more information, contact the USSA at +1 954.792.8666, firstname.lastname@example.org, ussuperyacht.com
Feb. 14-18 The Yacht and Brokerage Show, Miami Beach. The megayacht part of Miami’s boat shows showcases yachts in-water along a one-mile stretch of the Indian Creek Waterway. Free, www.showmanagement.com.
Running concurrently is the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center. Strictly Sail will be at the Miamarina at Bayside, featuring more than 200 exhibitors. Free shuttle bus, www.miamiboatshow.com.
Jan. 3-6 New York Boat Show, Javits Center, New York, NY. NYBoatShow.com
Jan. 5-6 25th annual Las Olas Art Festival-Part I, Ft. Lauderdale. More than 300 regional and national artists exhibit. Free. (Part II held the first weekend in March.) www.ArtFestival.com
Jan. 8-11 ABYC Basic marine electrical and corrosion protection course, Essex, Conn. Call +1 410-990-4460 with questions or visit www.abycinc.org for more classes.
Jan. 12-20 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show 2013, UK. To run the length of ExCel with 500 exhibitors and hundreds of products. www.londonboatshow.com
Jan. 16 The Triton’s monthly networking event will be the third Wednesday of January instead of the first Wednesday due to the holidays. Join us from 6-8 p.m. with JC’s Carpet Cleaning at Lauderdale Marine Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Bring business cards and meet new people in the marine industry. For more details visit www.the-triton.com.
Jan. 16 annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race. This 160 mile ocean race leads into Key West race week. www.keywestrace.org
Jan. 16-18 ABBRA Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale. The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association event provides information about industry issues, best business practices and new technology and methods in the boatyard industry. www.abbra.org/annual-conference
Jan. 18 The Triton Bridge luncheon, noon, Ft. Lauderdale. A roundtable discussion of the issues of the day. Active captains only. RSVP to Editor Lucy Reed at email@example.com or 954-525-0029. Space is limited.
Jan. 19-27 Boot Dusseldorf, Germany. www.boat-duesseldorf.com
Jan. 20-25 Quantuum Key West race week, Key West, Fla. Race features strong international programs and top-tier competitions. www.premiere-racing.com
Jan. 24-27 Strictly Sail Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill. StrictlySailChicago.com
Jan. 26 7th Annual Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show, Dania Beach, Fla. Free to public, a fee to enter bikes with proceeds to benefit Stray Aid & Rescue. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. www.daniabeachvintagebikeshow.com
Jan. 26-Feb. 2 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami. The regatta hosts top Olympic and Paralympic class sailors on tBiscayne Bay, Fla. Miami is the second stop in the 2012-2013 series following Melbourne, Australia and preceding Palma, Spain and Hyeres, France. www.sailing.org
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 11th International Marina and Boatyard Conference, Ft. Lauderdale. Presentations, workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, exhibit hall of 130 booths, networking receptions, field trip to local marinas and more. www.marinaassociation.org/imbc
Feb. 1-3 and 8-10 Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse. Competitive series racing of Dragon, Surprise, J24, Star and Platu 25 boats. Almost 1,000 sailors from all over Europe representing 15 nationalities. primo-cup.org
Feb. 2 24th annual Women’s Sailing Convention, Southern California Yachting Association, Corona del Mar, Calif. Open to all women, from novice to expert, with workshops presented by top women sailors. www.scya.org
Feb. 2-3 Miami International Map Fair. The 20th anniversary of the largest map fair in the world. Commemorates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. Search map fair at www.historymiami.org.
Feb. 6 The Triton’s monthly networking event (the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m.) with Aere Docking Solutions in Ft. Lauderdale. Join us for casual networking. www.the-triton.com
Feb. 6-8 Seatec 11th International exhibition of technologies, subcontracting and design for boats, megayachts and ships, Marina di Carrara, Italy. www.sea-tec.it
Feb. 7 The Triton Bridge luncheon, Ft. Lauderdale, noon. This is our monthly captains’ roundtable for people who earn their livings as yacht captains. RSVP to Associate Editor Dorie Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-525-0029. Space is limited.
Feb. 7-10 57th Los Angeles Boat show, Los Angeles, Calif. Debuts a new in-water location at Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey Harbor. LosAngelesBoatShow.com
Feb. 8 The Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race, an 811 nautical mile run from Ft. Lauderdale to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Eligible classes are PHRF, multihull, IRC and one design boats. Skippers meeting Feb. 7th, race starts Feb. 8, awards ceremony is Feb. 15. www.montegobayrace.com.
Feb. 8-10 Delray Beach Garlic Fest, Delray Beach, Fla. The 14th annual “The Best Stinkin’ Party in Town”. www.dbgarlicfest.com
Feb. 12 Mardi Gras, New Orleans. One of the world’s most famous celebrations for this holiday of excess before the limits of Lent. www.mardigras.com
Feb. 14-17 Millennium Cup, Auckland, New Zealand. A mix of harbor and passage races in the Hauraki Gulf. www.millenniumcup.com/
Feb. 16-18 50th Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami. The works of over 360 artists and craftsmen. www.cgaf.com
Feb. 16-24 New England Boat show, Boston, Mass. NewEnglandBoatShow.com
Feb. 16-17 Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival, West Palm Beach, Fla. flnauticalfleamarket.com
Feb. 17 4th annual Westrec Fun Walk and Run, Ft. Lauderdale. Hall of Fame Marina event to benefit students from the Marine Magnet Program at New River Middle School. Includes a half marathon (13.1 miles). A1AMarathon.com and +1 954-764-3975 in Florida.
Feb. 20 The Triton’s monthly networking event (the occasional third Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m.) with Tess Electrical in Ft. Lauderdale. Join us for casual networking. www.the-triton.com
Feb. 24-March 1, Advanced Marina Management course, Charleston, S.C. marinaassociation.org
March 1-10 30th Miami International Film Festival. www.miamifilmfestival.com
Apr. 6 Westrec annual Sunrise Harbor Marina Captain and Crew Appreciation Party, Ft. Lauderdale. www.sunriseharbormarina.net