Thursday, October 22, 2009

Countdown to Ft. Lauderdale

You might think that there wouldn’t be any boating events this week, given all the preparations necessary for the 50th edition of the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, the largest boat show in the world, starting on the 29th.

But there actually are a few events this week, especially for folks outside the US. This weekend marks the start of 50th Hanseboot Boat Show in Hamburg, Germany, as well as the Copper Cove Marina Festival in Wallaroo, South Australia. Here in the states, one of the few boating events is the 2009 Melges 24 World Championship – a sailing regatta in Annapolis, a city which hosted the US Power and Sail shows over the past couple of weeks.

If you're looking for more boating events this week, your best bet might be to simply head down to Ft. Lauderdale early and watch the $3 BILLION worth of boats, yachts and merchandise move in for next week’s show – that type of logistical feat should be quite a show in itself!

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