Posted Sunday, September 17, 2006
KIDS ABOARD BOAT BUILDING WORKSHOP
Daily from noon to 6 p.m., this free workshop for children six and over provides a fun, team, boat-building experience while their parents shop the Show. Children work under the supervision of U.S-certified, bilingual instructors to build 10-foot wooden vessels which will be launched at the Show. Since 2002, Curtis and Magilu Tucker have conducted Kids Aboard Boat Building Workshops throughout the United States, and they have taught on three continents. Sponsored by Hunter Marine, Albemarle Boats and Interlux. For more information, visit www.KidsAboard.com .
BURNING ASPHALT RACETRACK
Experience the thrills, chills, and excitement of real stock car racing with Burning Asphalt Racetracks! Imagine racing your favorite NEXTEL Cup stock car on a banked oval speedway at scale speeds of over 200 mph. You’re in complete control as you head into the high banked curve, your left hand gripping the full-size steering wheel, your right hand on the shifter, your heart pounding as you go into turn 3 with the throttle wide open. All of a sudden it happens. The car behind you taps you as he tries to nose to the inside sending your car spinning up the track, out of control and into the wall as another car t-bones you when you slide in front of him. Don’t worry. You may be a lap down but you’re not out. Just shift into reverse and you’re back in the action!
THE VINTAGE FISHING TACKLE GROUP
Is your old fishing tackle worth $$$? Bring it to the boat show for free, honest appraisals and advice by the experts. Single lures and items may range in value from a few dollars up to thousands of dollars! On-the-spot auctions will be held WITH NO COMMISION FEES. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get top dollar for your items or add unique pieces to your collection.
Whether or not you’re buying or selling, be sure to visit this huge display of early vintage and collectible fishing tackle, featuring a wide variety of lures, reels, rods, and items of educational and historical interest. Saltwater and freshwater displays will be presented by some of the most knowledgeable and finest collectors in the world. Members of such organizations such as the NFLCC (National Fishing Lure Collectors Club), ORCA (Old Reel Collectors Association), FATC (Florida Antique Tackle Collectors), and CATC (Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors) will be represented at this show. Many members will have items for sale in price ranges from a few dollars to high roller items. Reproductions will not be allowed at this show.
DISCOVER BOATING AND SAILING RIDES
Get a taste of the boating lifestyle and relax for a wonderful half-hour ride on Long Island Sound. This popular attraction fills up quickly so sign up for your ride when you get to the Show at the head of Dock A.
DISCOVER BOATING CENTER
There’s a boat for every age, lifestyle and budget. If you’re wondering how to find yours, visit the Discover Boating Center at the Show for unbiased answers to any boating question. Visit DiscoverBoating.com for more information about how to get started in boating.
MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK TOUCH TANK
Young mariners are invited to try a hands-on experience with live creatures from the Long Island Sound, including crabs, snails, mussels and clams.
Bring home a memory that will last a lifetime! From the stuffing process to the dressing room, you are included in the creation of your new buddy every step of the way. Each new Fuzzy Buddy comes complete with a Norwalk Boat Show T-Shirt, Birth Certificate, Wishing Star (placed during birth), and Gift Box Carrying Case.
The free Discover Boating & Fishing Seminars (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), produced by Northeast Angling, feature celebrities Captain Andy LoCasio and Captain Rich Tenreiro. Both are hosts of the popular TV show viewed in 20 million homes October-May on Fox Sports, New England Sports Network and Sportsman’s Channel.
ELITE FLEET CLUB
Pamper yourself with a one-day membership which includes Show admission and access to the exclusive EFC Lounge with a beautiful water view and comfortable seating, a complimentary drink coupon, a commemorative souvenir, TV, tasty snacks and a cash bar for only $35.
ALLSTATE SAFETY WEEKEND
On Saturday and Sunday, thanks to the generosity of Allstate, free life jackets are available for kids (while supplies last).
ENTER TO WIN A $1,000 WEST MARINE SHOPPING SPREE
Take a few minutes to enter. You may be the lucky winner!