Upcoming Events March 28, 2017

The 21st Annual Plywood Regatta will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd at the Dania Beach Marina. The Plywood Regatta introduces young mariners to the craft of boat building and the excitement of recreational boating. Hundreds of middle school, high school, and technical/college students will team up to design, build, and race a sea-worthy vessel – and paddles – in just two days and using limited materials. Maritime scholarships and several special recognitions will be awarded, such as most spirited team, most innovative design, and future yacht broker. Thank you to our Materials Sponsor – Westport Yachts, and Trophy Sponsors – Lauderdale Marine Center and Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton will offer a one-day class “About Boating Safely” on April 1, 2017, and the first Saturday of the month thereafter, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Spanish River Park headquarters building at 3939 N. Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton. The class is $20 for teens (12-19). For others, the cost is $35. For questions or to RSVP, call 561-391-3600 and leave a message.

Everyone who completes the class is given a certificate and will be sent a Florida Boating ID card, which is required for boaters under 28 years. The course also is valuable for anyone new to Florida boating or someone who needs a classroom “safe boating” class. In addition, many insurance companies give annual discounts for completing this course. The topics include boating terminology, boat handling, navigation rules, aids to navigation, federal and Florida regulations, safety equipment, and other boating techniques. Plenty of parking. Bring a lunch.

MIASF members are invited to attend a Night with the Florida Panthers when they take on the St. Louis Blues Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. Come out to watch the Panthers fight to secure a spot in the playoffs! Club level seats are $30 each, parking is $20. Click here to purchase tickets online For more information contact Sean Smith at

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Fourth Annual Marine Industry Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 17th at Esplanade Park. Contact Nicole Hoekstra at to guarantee your spot today!

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