Thursday, September 01, 2011

Back to School Boat Shows

If you're out of the country this Labor Day Weekend, we've got some boat shows for you...

Boat Shows and More This Labor Day Weekend. Photo © Nautical Sites Media

Each week we let you know about all the nautical events happening so that if you can't get out on the water, you can still be around boats. Unfortunately, with so many American boat owners taking advantage of the long holiday weekend for what may be the last boat outing of the season, and all the families getting their kids ready for the new school year, boat show organizers have kept this weekend free of boat shows in the US. But if you're traveling overseas, especially in Scandinavia, you're in luck. This weekend's events include boat shows in Sweden and Norway among others...

This Weekend's Boat Shows

Båter i Sjøen

We have not idea how to pronounce that, but it seems to translate into the 39th annual Norwegian in-Water Boat Show, being held today through Sunday at Kadettangen in Sandvika right outside Oslo, Norway.

Does the entire show float?
If you are looking for something else in a Scandinavian boat show, try the Stockholm Floating Boat Show, also going on today through Sunday, at Stockholm Harbour in Sweden.

Closer to home
If you're here in North American this weekend, you can travel north and check out the Victoria Classic Boat Festival, Friday through Sunday, at the Maritime Museum of BC in Victoria.

Wish we were there
Our pick of the weekend - based purely on location of the event - is the Perini Navi Cup, a regatta dedicated exclusively to Perini yachts. Thanks to Diane Byrne of Megayacht News for tipping us off about this race in Sardinia.

Meet me in Newport
We are two weeks away from the Newport International Boat Show, and our friends from Boat Name Gear will be exhibiting there for the first time. If you are thinking of going to the show, please RSVP here and be sure to stop by the Boat Name Gear booth and say hello!

Event Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - boatshows@firstboat.com - or post it on the Daily Boater Facebook page.

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