Seminars

Do you want to learn how to handle your boat like a pro? Or troll for tuna? Or learn some stress-free docking techniques? You’ll find lessons on all those topics and more at the Providence Boat Show.

Captains Brian and Peter Bacon and Captain Shamus Mara of Big Game Sport Fishing will show you the latest on technique and equipment in the Sport Fishing Seminars series. Experienced captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship are coming to Providence with a popular series of Boating Seminars.

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Sport Fishing Seminars


Fishing enthusiasts know that one of the best places in New England for sport-fishing instruction and inspiration is the Providence Boat Show. This year, Captains Brian and Peter Bacon and Captain Shamus Mara of Big Game Sport Fishing, the coordinators of the Providence Boat Show’s Reel Island Sport Fishing Seminars, have been fishing the Southern New England waters from Rhode Island to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas for 20+ years. Together, they have created a new series of seminars that include sessions that are sure to be standing-room-only events. So whether you are a tournament angler looking for an edge or just getting started in the sport, the seminar leaders at the Providence Boat Show will give you the education you need to take your next step in the sport.

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Progressive Boat School Seminars


ANNAPOLIS SCHOOL OF SEAMANSHIP SEMINARS Go to school for free with the experienced captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship (ASOS). Once again, ASOS returns to the Providence Boat Show to lead their popular series of seminars for all levels of boaters--whether you are in search of more information on how to maintain your diesel or you want to master important techniques like stress-free docking and line handling, learn about iNavigation and AIS, or even get some sage advice on how to select the boat that’s right for you. You can even find a session where you will get one-on-one time with a professional caption so you can ask a pro how he or she would handle the types of situations that challenge you on the water. This year’s sessions are demo-oriented and interactive, so you’ll enjoy some fun hands-on instruction.

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