Boats set to make a splash

November 28, 2013 by  

The 60th St. Louis Boat and Sports Show will take place in February, no doubt attracting thousands of participants and spectators. A full agenda of activities is planned, including seminars, workshops, scuba diving lessons, DockDogs competitions, fishing displays and, of course, boats.

The seminars will offer DIY lessons for learning new methods and techniques for boat care. Fred’s Shed will host the seminars and workshops with free sessions every day, covering many topics.

Scuba lessons will be offered in a heated pool for anyone aged 10 or older. Attendees should bring a swim suit and be prepared to discover the fun and excitement involved in scuba diving. Scuba gear will be supplied.

DockDogs will be on hand to present amazing performances with canine friends, who can actually run down a 40-foot dock jumping into a long pool as they compete in Big Air, which is a long jump event. They may also participate in Extreme Vertical high jump and Speed Retrieve, which rewards the dog quickest to reach the end of the pool. Pets can be registered through the DockDogs website.

The World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team will proudly introduce the latest offshore racing board. It is a 50-foot Victory catamaran constructed from carbon/Kevlar. Weighing 11,000lb, it is 1,500lb lighter than the predecessor.

Poster printing is a common project for outdoor events of this type. The posters are distributed and mounted throughout the area to make citizens aware of the upcoming event, which is scheduled for February 26 – March 2. Visit the event’s website for details.