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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 www.miasf.org/events 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 www.miasf.org/events.

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 www.plywoodregatta.com.

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 sean@miasf.org.

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 www.marineindustryday.org.

For information on volunteering at any MIASF event or sponsorship opportunities, please email sharon@miasf.org.

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