Upcoming events: Cruising Cuba, Cybercrimes and Misdemeanors, Maritime Monday, Plywood Regatta, more March 24, 2016

Cruising Cuba: U.S. Compliance and Regulation – March 29. Captains are invited to this educational panel and discussion with Commander Bradley Clare with U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Michael Moore, senior partner with Moore & Co. and representatives from Stonegate Bank, the first U.S. bank with a correspondent relationship with Cuba’s central bank. Lauderdale Marine Center, 2001 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale, from 5:30-7:30 pm. RSVP required as space is limited – visit to RSVP.

Cybercrimes and Misdemeanors Business Lunch – March 31. How secure is your business? Garrett Amar, chief ape at Gorilla Commerce, will share what your business needs to know about Internet security and e-commerce. Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., cost is $20 per person. RSVP by March 28 at

MIASF Goes to Maritime Mondays – April 4. Join MIASF at Riverside Market South, 3218 S.E. 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., for valuable networking. First beverage is complimentary for employees of MIASF member businesses and a guest.

Plywood Regatta – April 8-9. MIASF’s 20th annual Plywood Regatta is a two-day event where students will attempt to build sea-worthy vessels on Saturday, April 8 using simple hand-tools and only a limited set of supplied materials. Then on Sunday, April 9, the public is invited to come watch as the students compete in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry when the finished boats line up and race in a series of heats to determine which boats actually are seaworthy and which boats exude that sinking feeling! Learn more at

Safe Boating Day – May 22. At Bahia Mar from 1-4 p.m., Boating Safety Day Out aims to create awareness, education about boating safety for all ages. To learn more about opportunities to volunteer or exhibit, email Sean Smith at

Marine Industry Day – June 18. The 3rd annual Marine Industry Day is a free family-oriented event aimed at celebrating the region’s marine industry through a variety of fun, interactive experiences organized by MIASF. It features live music, food trucks, children’s activities, numerous marine-related activities, water taxi tours, educational games and much more. Learn more at

For information on volunteering at any MIASF event or sponsorship opportunities, please email

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