The class, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and will provide instruction in maneuvering, docking, rules of the water, basic navigation, knot-tying and other hands-on boating skills.
"Today, more women are involved in boating than ever before, but many still leave the piloting of a boat to men. A recent survey by boatus.com showed that 42 percent of respondents felt there were not enough opportunities for women and girls to learn how to operate a boat. The survey also found that women want to learn more in relaxed settings, perhaps away from well-meaning spouses and family members," said MarinaMax organizers.
Coast Guard-certified captains will teach the class, which is designed to be fun and stress-free.
MarineMax will provide the captains, boats and all class materials.
Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Michele Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 536-2628.
And don't forget to bring your sunscreen.
About Tampa Harbour
Tampa Harbour (www.floridamarinaclubs.com), part of Florida Marina Clubs, Florida’s premiere marina operator, specializes in leasing dry and wet slips for boats up to 80’. Its storage barn is hurricane-rated to 150-mph. Customers’ boats are pulled, fueled and provisioned with as little as one-hour’s notice. Afterward, they are cleaned and returned to storage. Tampa Harbour also features a well-stocked Ships Store, in addition to boat sales, service and rentals through on-site partners. More information and rates can be obtained by calling (813) 831-1200.