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SEAFOOD FESTIVALS & MARINE FLEA MARKETS 14th Annual Big Pine Key Nautical Flea Market, Florida Keys, Jan. 13-14 Typically drawing nearly 200 vendors, this event held on the wooded grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, Mile Marker 31 Oceanside on Big Pine Key. Besides nautical items, there will be arts and crafts, food, and live music. 8am to 2pm. 305-872-2411., go to Events.

28th Annual Nautical Flea Market, Pompano Beach, FL, Jan. 20-21 Community Park, 820 NE 18th Ave. 8-5 Sat., 8-3 Sun.

12th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Port Salerno, FL, Jan. 27 Live music, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s fun zone, mermaids, pirates and seafood. Adults $10, $7 in advance, children 12 and under free. 10am to 8pm. Food served until 7. Port Salerno Docks.

SAILBOAT & TRAWLER RENDEZVOUS Promote and List Your Boat Rendezvous SOUTHWINDS will list your Rendezvous for three months (other events are listed for only two months)—to give boaters lots of time to think about and plan their attending the event. This is for rendezvous held in the Southeast U.S. or Bahamas. Send information to

OTHER EVENTS Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar, Cocoa, FL, Dec. 2 The City of Cocoa and the Historic Cocoa Village Association will host the first Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar at the Cocoa Civic Center. A seminar on promoting the city of Cocoa as a stopover and destination for those traveling along the ICW. Speakers: Cruising writer Capt. Fatty Goodlander; Pam Wall on Crossing the Gulf Stream and Cruising the Bahamas; Weather guru Chris Parker on Weather for Cruisers; Wally Moran on Changes in Cruising Cuba; and Mike Gianotti will offer his valuable insights on marine electrical systems. Plans also call for a presentation by a weather expert.

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, Dec. 10-13 Sponsored by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, this annual event holds workshops, seminars, speakers, exhibits and other related events for members of the marine industry. Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Refit International Exhibition & Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 10-11 This is a marine industry trade show combining exhibits, seminars, and demonstrations for yacht and boat refit and repair professionals. The show offers a combination of practical education, emerging technologies, new products, service innovations, and B2B networking. From project conception to execution, from new hardware and equipment selection to final sea trials with care for customer relations and retention, the Refit Show strengthens the future of this rapidly expanding industry.

International Marina & Boatyard Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 The IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. IMBC is where dedicated marine professionals gather to exchange information, talk about the future of the industry, explore new methods and techniques, receive updates on revised standards and established rules, and discover new products. The conference is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI). Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. 401-6827334. 20

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A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

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A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...