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Title: Waterfront news
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Language: English
Publisher: Ziegler Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Ft. Lauderdale Fla
Creation Date: May 1, 2006
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WATERFRONT


M A Y 2 0 0 6 Y e a r 2 3 Issu e 2


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Marinas enlarge

to fit megayachts
BY BETH FEINSTEIN-BARTL
Waterfront News Writer
So far the costs of accommodating megayachts has been
money well spent, report many local marina owners and
industry officials.
There's been little trouble filling newly enlarged dock-
age facilities, said Frank Herhold, executive director of the
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
"[The marina owners] saw the market and did the
research. I'm sure they are very pleased."
To greet the increasing number of supersize pleasure
vessels arriving in Fort Lauderdale, several marinas such as
Bahia Mar have reconfigured their existing docks, while oth-
ers such as Pier 66 are taking the necessary steps to install
larger slips.
Megayachts generally range in size from 80 to 200 feet
and can cost roughly up to $200 million.
Courting the megayacht market is not only a wise invest-
ment for marina owners.
"Each megayacht brings more than $400,000 in eco-
nomic impact from chartering, boatyard repairs and broker-
age," Herhold said. "Slightly more than 1,400 megayachts
visit the tri-county region annually, with 1,300 spending time
in area boatyards."
Many megayacht owners say Fort Lauderdale is their des-
tination of choice, said Kevin Quirk, of LXR Luxury Resort.
The company owns several hotels in Florida and Puerto
Rico including Pier 66, the Boca Raton Resort & Club in
Boca Raton; Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center in
Fort Lauderdale; Fort Lauderdale Grand (formerly Marina
Marriott), Sheraton Key Biscayne on Key Biscayne and the
Wyndham on Miami Beach.
One of its properties, the marina at Bahia Mar, was
reconfigured in 2003, from 330 to 250 slips to better accom-
modate megayachts.


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"Bahia Mar went from 18 to 100 megayacht slips,"
Quirk said. "Our highest demand is for 80-foot slips."
At all the company's resort marinas in southeastern
Florida, Quirk said there is about a 95 percent occupancy rate
for boats 80 feet and up.
Docks for super yachts, 150 feet and up, are complete-
ly full during peak periods at LXR Luxury-owned resort
marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Quirk said.
"During the winter months, we are completely packed
and have to turn people away," he said of LXR Luxury's
resort properties in Fort Lauderdale. 'There's demand and
the market can absorb more slips."
At Pier 66, another LXR-owned property in Fort
Lauderdale, a construction date to revamp the marina to
accommodate more megayachts has not yet been announced.
The work will also include updating the facility's power sta-
tus, said Levent Ekendiz, dockmaster.
Pier 66, which has 750 feet of open face dockage on the
Intracoastal Waterway, can presently accommodate yachts up


to 250 feet. The marina's deepest draft is 16 feet.
The number of megayachts that can be docked at the
marina varies, depending on the size of the boats. As of mid-
April, there were eight megayachts, ranging from 110 to 190
feet, at Pier 66, Ekendiz said.
"We've have had to turn away megayachts," Ekendiz
said. "It seems the boats keep coming and they get bigger
and bigger."
Demand at Pier 66 and other marinas with megayacht
slips is highest from November to May, according to Ekendiz
and others in the local marine industry.
One of the major draws in attracting megayachts to Fort
Lauderdale are the area's services, Quirk said.
Most of the 14 deepwater, megayacht slips at Broward
Marine, a boatyard in Dania Beach, are filled. Most are occu-
pied by boats requiring in-house work, said Mac
McLaughlin, chief financial officer.


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While searching for a fundraiser, members at All Saints
Episcopal Church decided to take the ancient tradition of
blessing boats and update it for modem day mariners.
Along with a non-denominational benediction, boaters
attending the congregation's Second Annual Blessing of the
Fleet on Sunday, May 21 will find a barbecue, art show, jazz
music and children's activities.
"We want this to be a community-wide event, not only a
church event," said Connie Commette, who is co-chairing
Blessing of the Fleet. "Blessing boats is an old tradition in
many communities. We want to create a boating tradition for
the city."
The festivities will be held 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on the
church's property, along the New River at 333 Tarpon Drive
in downtown Fort Lauderdale, one block south of Las Olas
Boulevard. Admission is free.
Proceeds from food and other sales will go to support
church programs, the Jubilee Center of South Broward in
Hollywood and Seafarers House in Fort Lauderdale.
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For more information on the Second Annual Blessing As part of the festivities, organizers will raffle off a
of the Fleet call the church at 954-467-6496, or visit $1,000 cash grand prize, along with several hurricane pre-
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registration is available for boaters, but is not required. keeping pets safe during hurricane. A cooking demonstia-
A U.S. Coast Guard color guard and a bagpiper will tion will show how canned goods can be spiced up and
parade to the water's edge prior to the start of the benediction. turned into tasty:meals, using tropical-flavored sauces and a
Participating boats will then form a line to'be blessed one by mini propane burner.
one. The procession will be led by the Broward Sheriff's The sauces will be sold with other goods such as jewel-
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There are no docking facilities on the premises. Boaters A canine search and rescue demonstration is being
can come to the activities on land earlier in the day, then return planned too. Commemorative T-shirts, tote bags, visors, tow-
to the church in their boats to take part in the ceremony. els and caps will be up for sale.
Last year's first blessing attracted some 35 vessels, rang- Hungry folks can purchase pulled pork or beef brisket
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a Fort Lauderdale resident whose husband, Peter, is a com- and a 65-foot-long inflatable, water obstacle course. Kids
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Tournaments teach a lot about fishing, even from afar


BY ARNOLD MARKOWITZ
Waterfront News Writer
A 62-minute fish fight, man against sail? Hard to
believe, but seven of us saw it ourselves from the Miami
charter boat Thomas Flyer
Until deck boss Rick Thomas grabbed the leader and
released the fish, we weren't certain who was wearier the
fish or Mike Simpson, the man who made the catch. He had
to earn it, cramped arms and all. It wasn't supposed to hap-
pen that way.
Simpson knows his stuff. He doesn't need to read this to
learn that the right way to fight a sailfish is to seize control
at the hookup, let it tire itself out by jumping on the surface
and bring it to the boat quickly. If you give the fish a break
reel drag a little too loose, too much slack line between
the rod tip and hook, passive boat handling next thing
you know the fish is deep under water where he feels at
home and full of confidence.
Simpson didn't intentionally spot the fish an advantage.
If he made a mistake, at least he got away with it. Sometimes
the fish goes deep right away, before you can reel in much
slack, and then there's little you can do but outlast it.
A top hand at the helm can help a lot by chasing the fish
in any direction it swims.
Every direction but down.
Some fish routinely keep you busy for an hour or
longer. A deep-reef cubera snapper or grouper can dig in like
a mule and wait for you to wear yourself out.
In these waters, Atlantic sailfish average 40 to 45 pounds.
The one battling Mike Simpson looked like a 50-pounder. If
it had escaped unseen, we'd have guessed heavier.
Our setting was the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish
Tournament, biggest of the spring competitions in southeast
Florida. The best captains, crews and anglers are attracted to
it by each other and by prize money that would make a lot
of us wonder who we have to kill to be paid like that. This
year the leading team, Wound Up, would collect $165,479,
leaving $72,097 for also-ran pickings. There were 107
boats, many of them carrying guys and a few women who
can catch and release three or four sailfish in less time than
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Mike Horsley, left, and Cabana mate Kyle Sherman
celebrate Horsley's dramatic sailfish catch.
and you get your last one before I get mine, you win.
Everybody but me on the Thomas Flyer that day was
shouting encouragement and advice to Mike Simpson. I was
aboard as a neutral observer, monitoring compliance with
tournament rules, so I rooted silently.
What was going on below in the blue? Most likely a
crowd of fish gathered, growing as overtime stretched to 20
minutes, 25, 30 and beyond. No doubt everyone down there
was rooting for the sailfish.
"Keep the pressure on him, Bill! Take more line, Bill!
You got him now, Bill! Pull him overboard, Bill!"
Anyone who's on first-name terms with billfish can tell
you they're all named Bill.
Later, the team would catch and release two more sail-
fish. Rick Thomas brought both in, in fewer than five min-
utes each. Another boat, Galleria Girl, would have four sail-
fish hooked at the same time and catch them all. That team
would finish the first day in a six-way tie for second place,
and then disappear from the leader board.
Tournaments can teach you a lot about fishing, even if
you don't fish in tournaments. I don't. I do fish for sailfish
sometimes and I usually catch what I hook. I can't match the
skills of people like those you'll read about here, but I
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brains and paying close attention to all they do, right or
wrong, from catching bait to backing down on a fish.
That's one of the reasons I keep returning to the Miami
Billfish Tournament as an observer. Every year I learn some-
thing new, update old knowledge or discover an exception to
a notion I had etched in stone.
The 62-minute sailfish reinforced my belief in quick
subduction. Another notion I had fixed that it's better to
move than to keep repeating an unsuccessful drift pattern -
took a shaking.
Even though the bite was slow to moribund the first
day, Capt. Jimbo Thomas stuck with a drift over a known
feeding trail near South Beach, rather than search for a bet-
ter location. Sometimes that trail is infested with sailfish,
sometimes not. They don't run on timetables.
"I think it's 70 percent luck," said Jimbo, who owns the
boat with his brother Rick. "You'll come out here and decide
-whether to go north or south, but how do you really know?"
He made the point that some tournament boats can
dash to Palm Beach County or the Upper Keys at 40 or 50
knots and speed back to the marina by deadline without
losing much fishing time. The Thomas Flyer's top speed is
13 knots.
Halfway through the afternoon, Thomas took the boat a
good distance north and a little more east. I asked him about
staying put versus moving on.
"When you're moving you're not fishing," he said,
meaning he wants his hooks in the water, not on the deck.
"Well, we moved up here because the water color looks bet-
ter. At least it looks better to us, but what about the fish?"
The next day I was assigned as observer on a high-
speed 50-footer, Cabana, owned by Mike Horsley. His day
had a bad beginning which he must have forgotten by
now and a thrilling, hectic ending that he'll probably
never stop talking about.
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BY ARNOLD MARKOWITZ
Waterfront News Writer
You're on a boat, staring at blue
water so intently your eyes ache,
when you see a splash that you
know isn't just a wave breaking.
Then there's another.
Voices cry out: Free jumper!
Long right! Watch the middle left!
SThe red bobber marking the far
V 'I bait on the right-side kite line snaps
SI f off its outrigger clip. Someone -
Arnold Markowitz anyone but you grabs a rod and
reels like mad.
Another bobber, hanging limp a moment ago, begins
zigzagging out there to your left, proof that something's after
the live goggle-eye suspended just beneath the surface.
Another splash.
"Sailfish!" you yell the instant you see its beak. "There's
another!"
Good job. That's what you're there for.
Everyone except you and the boat captain has a sailfish
rod in hand, tightening up on those fish or clearing other lines
out of the way.
Everyone is in a billfish tournament, but as an official
observer you are there only to monitor compliance with the
rules. If anyone goofs, you may have to disqualify a fish. You
could goof, too get in someone's way while he's fighting
a fish, and if he loses it right then, you're chowder. Your tan-
gible rewards? Zilch, unless you count the box lunch provid-


ed by a tournament sponsor or the buffets at the observers'
meeting and after the tournament. You could afford to buy
better. The crew may offer to share its lunch, not necessarily
an improvement.
Then again, if your motives for doing this are noble,
there are greater intangible rewards: New knowledge about
fishing. New friends. Maybe even better, if the tournament
supports causes and projects that you consider worthy, you
too are donating something of value your time.
Other than that, why would anyone ride a boat for two
or three days, eight or nine hours a day, to watch other peo-
ple fishing?
Up until 2002, if anyone had asked me to do it I'd have
been insulted. What, you think I'm not good enough to fish
in your crummy contest? Why waste a weekend watching
other people fish when I could be fishing instead?
Then I left daily journalism, got into this fish-writing
dodge and reported on a coming event, the Miami Billfish
Tournament.
When I interviewed Karen McGinley, then the manag-
er of the tournament, she asked me to include something
about the need for volunteer observers. There are never
enough, she said.
Altruistic to the bone, I smelled another story. I asked
McGinley what observers have to do. She told me. I volun-
teered.
Oh, it was fun. I thought the story was pretty good, too
(See Waterfront News, May 2002).
I've missed that tournament only once since then, for
family stuff in the far north. I made up for it by working two


tournaments last year. That's no big deal. Some people work
as many as they can, even travelling long distances at their
own expense. Not that much fun, you say? It is for them.
For my purposes and standards which I don't try to
impose on anyone, so pick your own the Miami tourna-
ment is the ideal volunteer project. It puts close to $60,000
from entry fees, souvenir sales, auctions and raffles into
donations for marine education and conservation projects. If
I were giving away that much money, I would put most of it
in the same places.
Most billfish tournaments now insist on releasing fish to
fight again. That's one of the reasons observers are needed.
Of course, no tournament fisherman would ever cheat if
nobody's watching. Sometimes, though, they might lose
count or make another innocent mistake, you know?
Finally, the tournament is newsworthy, the biggest of
four billfish tournaments in greater Miami. It has the most
prize money, which attracts the best competition anglers and
crews. In '02 it even had controversy: Circle hooks became a
requirement that year, even though a lot of competitors dis-
liked switching from the standard J-shaped hook. There
would be lots of material for future stories.
I wouldn't advise volunteering for a high-stakes tourna-
ment to anyone without some experience on the tournament's
focus fish. Though never a specialist, I had fished for sailfish
and caught some. I could identify a jumper at long distance.
I had seen a shockingly large blue marlin come out of the
water a boat length away from my 15-footer. Once I covered
a tournament when so many white marlin made vertical leaps
so close, I could swear that down below someone was say-
ing, "Hey, go up and check out the dude with the beard."
Even so, experts in '02 sensed that I was a rookie
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BY MARK ERCOLIN
Waterfront News Writer
Despite efforts of the Florida legisla-
ture to eliminate it, summer vacation is fast
approaching.
This means kids will be looking for fun
things to do while out of school. And many
will likely consider boating a good way to
spend their leisure time.
Now, being a Florida native and having
a dad who was a career Coast Guardsman,
I had the luxury of becoming a boater when
I was rather young. So I thought boating
was a great way to spend my summers.
In those bygone days, there were no
age restrictions on who could operate a
boat. On most days the waters were pretty
vacant, and there were no jet-driven person-
al watercraft. This is not the case today.
Partly because of the fast-moving traf-
fic now on the waterways, Florida has
recently enacted laws that require training
for boaters under the age of 21 who wish to
independently operate certain types of ves-
sels on state waters. These rules, as they are
presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, are as follows:
'To operate a vessel powered by a
motor of 10 horsepower or greater (includ-
ing personal watercraft), a person 21 years
of age or younger must have completed a
boater education course approved by the
National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA) or ,--.sed an
approved equivalency exam.
"Operators who are required to have
completed a boating education course or
exam must carry on board:
His or her Boating Education ID Card
issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) and a
photographic identification card.
"Operators who are exempt from the
boater education requirement are:
"Persons licensed by the U.S. Coast


Guard as master of a vessel.
"Persons operating on a private lake
or pond.
"Operators who are accompanied on
board by a person who is exempt from the
education requirement or by a person who
is at least 18 years old, possesses the
required identification cards, and is atten-
dant to the operation of the vessel and
responsible for any violation that occurs."
In addition, it should be noted that:
No one under 14 years old may
operate any personal watercraft on Florida
waters at any time, even with a Boating
Safety Education ID Card.
No one under the age of 18 years
may rent or lease a personal watercraft.
It is illegal for the owner of a per-
sonal watercraft to knowingly allow a
person under 14 years of age to operate a
personal watercraft.
When these rules were initially enact-
ed, there was some discussion as to
'whether they contradicted national policy,
which doesn't have age and education
restrictions. However, at this juncture, it
appears that these rules are not considered
a conflict and will probably be in place for
a long time to come.
So, if you're under the age of 21, or
have or know children who want to take
advantage of boating this summer, you
might want to start preparing now to get
the proper paperwork in order. First, find
out where you can enroll the child in a rec-
ommended boaters' course, so they can
get certified.
By the way, taking a boating course is
always a good idea, regardless of your age
or rule requirements.
You can begin the search for a boating
course by contacting your local Power
Squadron, Coast Guard Auxiliary, or even
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Brad St. Coeur, marina manager at Harbour Towne
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of slips constantly pour into his office. Of the marina's 165
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Boat courses familiarize

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by checking newspaper event calendars and the Internet. It
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Moreover, once completed, students will not only be
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Safely done, there are probably few activities that offer
as much satisfaction for a student as a summer spent boating.
I am also reminded that my mother, my maternal grand-
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the three best reasons for being a teacher were: "June, July
and August!"
They were also all boat enthusiasts.
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Sb10111'''llU i'l'lI boat, back to front to back, and another snagged on the star-
board outrigger. Mike's fish ran alongside us to port. Eddie
than a minute. No big deal ordinarily, but yesterday's slow Wheeler, remarkably agile for a hefty fellow, leaned over-
fishing ended with four teams tied for first place, each with board to unwrap the errant lines.
five sailfish. By noon today those teams would catch only one Below him, Mike stepped from cockpit to bow along a
among them. Horsley's team, with three fish caught yesterday, ledge that looked dangerously narrow, one-handing a narrow
had a chance to challenge for the lead. Missing one hurt. strip of trim. Far away, the fish jumped. Too much line was
I couldn't see anything the team was doing wrong, so out. Mike reeled as fast as he could. The fish turned right,
maybe the problem was something right that they weren't then raced rearward. The turns created some slack. Mike
doing. If only I knew what it was. reeled it in. Then he had to inch his way back along the star-
Around noon, we all tried the old sandwich gambit. The board side, back to the cockpit.
idea is that if you pause to eat, the fish will think you're dis- Eddie had freed the line that was caught on the outrig-
tracted and take a bite of your bait. It didn't work this time. \ ger, but then it snagged on Mike's rod. When he landed back
We could feel lethargy setting in. I in the cockpit, Kyle cut it away.
We had begun the day with the forward windscreen Capt. John Louie Dudas led the Wound Up fishing team Now the fish, with plenty of line still at its disposal,
zipped shut against a south wind blowing 18 to 20 knots, but to victory in the Miami Billfish Tournament. dived. Mike had been battling it for half an hour. He is a
by afternoon that slowed and the bridge grew stifling. Capt. stocky, well-muscled man who needed every sinew. He kept
Eddie Wheeler asked mate Dave Chambers to come up and pocket and threw a bill overboard another luck-enhanc- the pressure on, concentrating, recovering line a few inches
unzip the window, ing gambit. Some guys think it works better if they tear it at a time and yielding nearly none.
"Maybe that will change your luck," I kidded him. into confetti-size pieces. At last the bobber and swivel jammed against the rod
He can't prove it didn't. Five minutes later, Wheeler "Chum, the captain said, grinning. tip. Wes Stevens cut it free.
saw a sailfish splashing between the baits tethered to outrig- "A dollar?" I asked. All of us surrounded Mike, shaking his hand, slapping
ger kites. He called down to Kyle Sherman,nm the port cor- "No, a fifty." his back. His grin was full width. He looked and felt like a
ner of the cockpit, to watch the far bait on that side. Two Yeah, sure. tournament. In fact,
man who'd won every prize in the tournament. In fact,
minutes after that, the fish was on the hook. Kyle brought it It took about an hour to take effect. Another sailfish bit Cabana was tied for ninth place and would finish the tour-
to the boat in two more minutes. As it swam parallel to the on another line that Kyle was tending, and he released it in ament in that position, but that was okay. Horsley already
boat, the fish gave him some slack and he reeled like mad. six minutes. As he did, Mike Horsley got a strike on a line felt like a champion
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to get my attention, spelled everyone's name right. I hoped
they felt better.
A hot bite on a good boat can tire you out. A good boat
is one whose team consistently catches a lot of fish. You take
the assignment the coordinator of observers gives you. There
are differences:
A big yacht is comfortable, usually with good sightlines
from bridge to cockpit. Open outboards are faster, but com-
paratively bumpy at speed on a choppy sea. It can be hard to
stay out of the way without neglecting your duty.
On any boat, a slow bite can glaze your eyes over, espe-
cially if you woke up at 4:30 a.m. to get to the docks by 6. If
you nod off, something is liable to happen. That's not an
acceptable trigger switch.
What if the fish just aren't biting? Do you know enough
sea songs to wash away the boredom? Nobody will take the
baritone part to sing along. Here are some suggested topics
for intellectual discussion that you could try out.
If you were the Old Man on Hemingway's sea, could
you catch a giant blue marlin with a rowboat and a handline?
Can anyone here recite "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
in Spanish? Why does Donald Duck wear a sailor suit?
Forget it. These people tend to be intense, fiercely com-
petitive, obsessively over-prepared and single-minded.


They'll all sit or stand there like lumps on a bog, eyeballing
the water, all day long. You'd better take the tournament as
seriously as they do.
What if the fish are biting two, three, four at a time?
You'd better not miss a thing. Right now, you can't even take
pictures. You need six eyes as it is, and can't spare one behind
a camera.
Oh, so much responsibility. If you fish for relaxation,
you might wonder what you're doing on a tournament boat.
Maybe you don't care what worthy causes a tournament
supports or whether it demands circle hooks or catch-and-
release. Maybe you never do that kind of fishing yourself.
You don't need a reason to volunteer that makes sense to any-
one else. It's okay to just like it.
Some people like it enough to do it at considerable
personal expense, travelling to tournaments without even a
discounted hotel rate, and they keep going back next time.
The International Game Fish Association, whose head-
quarters are among us, reports that 500-plus people world-
wide have earned certification in its certified observer pro-
gram, a one-day education session. It costs $125, plus $25
a year for renewal.
Billfish tournaments almost always need on-the-water
observers. In most others, contestants bring their biggest fish
back to the docks for weigh-in. In bass tournaments, they're
usually weighed in water bags and then released.


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ended with April. The local scene now concentrates on
dolphin, kingfish, tarpon, redfish and bonefish. If you're
free to get around a lot, and don't mind paying your own
expenses, you can look up a World Billfish Series sched-
ule and follow the bills around the country, the hemi-
sphere, even the world.
Remember you're giving. Don't expect much back. On
the way back to the marina, one of the crew will probably
offer you a beer.
You'll have earned it. Down the hatch.

Volunteering up close
To learn to be a certified fishing tournament observer,
contact the IGFA. 954-927-2628, www.igfa.org/co.asp
Florida winter and spring sailfish tournaments:
Shelley Realty Sailfish Shootout:
www.thesailfshshootout.com/
Capt Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge:
www.billfishchallenge.com/
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Circumnavigator; 161 Pieces; 7 Modules
Order no.Mfg. no. List Reg. Price Sall
238534 843 $125.00 $93.75 $7919


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8 Oz. Air Horn
Meets USCG regulations
Non-Flammable
Order no.Mfg. no. List Reg. Price Sall
233012 550 $19.99 $17.99 $s14


PERKO'
Battery Selector
Switches
* For use with two or more
batteries and single or dual engine systems.
* Rated for 250 amps continuous, 360 amps
intermittent.
Order no. Type List Reg. Price SIL!
700069 Std. $43.40 $28.93 $249


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233576 12VDC
233578 24 VDC
233577 32 VDC
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List Reg. Price Sale
$139.80 $86.99 $7999
150.55 119.99 $9999
146.18 119.99 $9999


Rare Kits
Alert/Locate
Deluxe Kit
This kit designed for Inland
and Coastal boaters: contains
aerial, handholds and smoke
signalling devices.
Order no.Mfg. no. List Reg. Price
238661 540 $99.99 $59.99
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regulations for
Ocean Vessels traveling
3-50 miles from coastline


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$5499


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Category II EPIRB
Manually Deployed
with Intergral GPS
Mfg. no. 2744
Order no. List Reg. Price
238096 $1,499.00 $1099.00


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214" Trek
Compasses
Ideal for small to medium boats.
Order no. Color List Sale
295125 Gray $55.00 $3999
295136 White 55.00 $3999
295147 Black 55.00. 8$39


Order no.Mfg. no. List Reg. Price Sale
238603 820 $272.50$159.99 814999


High
Performance
Aerial Flare
New signal BURNS
LONGER, goes HIGHER
and BRIGHTER than the
standard 12-Gauge signal.
3 per pack.
Order no.Mfg. no. List Reg. Price
238690 530 $19.88 $14.91


Sale
$1292


Epoxy Resin
* Moisture proof
coatings,
laminating, and
bonding
*When used with fillers itcan e usedas a
filling and fairing compound.
Low Viscosity
Order no.Size List Reg. Price SALE
387744 Qt. $25.38 $21.57 $19"
387756 Gal. $75.52 64.19 $5999
387768 4Gal. $304.90 259.17 $229"0
Medium Viscosity
Order no.Size List Reg. Price SALE
387779 Qt. $25.38 $21.57 $19
387787 Gal. $75.52 64.19 $5999
387790 4 Gal. $304.90 259.17 $2298


Coastal
Compact '
2 Person/Valise Style
Ideal for coastal boaters
Bridges the gap between the lifevest and the liferaft
This raft is not intended for offshore use.
* Small Pack Size: 19.5" x 8" x 4"
Order no. Mfg. no. List 5AU
388679 45-CC4V $1499.99 $999i
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6 Person Raft/ Valise Style
. Double buoyancy tubes for added safety
" Inflatable arch tube with furlable canopy
* Insulated inflatable floor
* Retro-reflective tape and a battery powered
light on the canopy
* Four oversized ballast pockets
* 12 year limited warranty
* Includes complete survival equipment pack.
Order no. Mfg. no. List SALE
388680 45-006V $3690.00 $2299"
Please allow 2-3 days for delivery


Bulk Repack-
aged Oil 2-Cycle Fado.rig'n",o
Type TCW-3 -
Quality Mercury and
Yamaha oil, bulk repack-
aged in gallons by Boat Owners Warehouse.
Order no. Type List SALE
246889 Mercury $18.95 10" GGal.
333040 Yamaha $22.95 12" Gal.
LIMIT 6 GALLONS PER CUSTOMER.


Marine 5200
Adhesive Sealant
* High performance polyurethane
* Tackfree in 48 hours
SCures in 5-7 days with no shrinkage.
* 1/10th Gallon Cartridges
Order no. Color List SalSr
201825 White 19.55 $899
201826 Tan 21.00 8999
201827 Mahog. 21.00 g991
201859 Black 21.00 $999

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Kadet 5 Dry
Chemical Fire
Extinguisher
10-3/4" high, UL rated 5-B:G.
For small gasoline, oil & grease
fires.
"Pin-dicator" instead of gauge.


Order no. List Reg. Price
200698 $21.90 $11.83

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Contains 2-1/2 Ibs. of extinguish-
ing agent. Meets Coast Guard
approval when mounted in the
bracket (included). Will extinguish
all classes of fires; A, B, or C.
Order no. List Reg. price
200649 $34.50 $18.98


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PERKO
Heavy Duty
Selector Switch
* For systems under 50 volts. B
* Rated for 380 amps continuous, 850 amps
intermittent


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340995 Selector
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$128.93


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DiningDockage

A roundup of restaurants offering boat dockage to patrons...


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15th Street Fisheries: 1900 SE 15th
St., ICW, Fort Lauderdale, 363-foot dock,
12-foot draft. 954-763-2777.
Anglesea Pub: 200 E. McNab Road,
Pompano Beach, off McNab Cypress
Canal, 8 slips, 5-foot draft low tide. 954-
781-0407.
Bahia Cabana: 3001 Harbor Drive, Fort
Lauderdale, ICW, 10 slips, takes boats
up to 45 feet, 6-foot draft low tide. 954-
524-1555.
Billy's Stone Crab Market & Seafood
Restaurant: 400 N. Ocean Drive,
Hollywood; ICW, 150-foot dock, 6-foot
draft low tide. 954-923-2300.
Bimini Boat Yard: 1555 SE 17th St.,
Fort Lauderdale; five slips available on
canal; takes boats up to 62 feet, 15-foot
draft. 954-525-7400.
Bootlegger: 3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort
Lauderdale, ICW, valet boat dockage,
300-foot dock, 3-foot draft low tide, 5-foot
draft high tide. 954-563-4337.
Cap's Place: Cap's Island, 2765 NE
28th Ct., channel marker 69, Lighthouse
Point, 150-foot dock, 3-foot draft low tide,
5-foot draft high tide. 954-941-0418.
Charley's Crab: 3000 NE 32nd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, ICW, 300-foot dock, 10-
foot draft. 954-561-4800.


The Cove: 1754 SE 3rd Court, Deerfield
Beach, Hillsboro Blvd and the ICW; 170-
ft. dock, 6-ft. draft low tide. 954-421-
9272.
DockSider's: Double Tree Guest Suites
Galleria, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale, 300-foot-dock, 6-foot draft.
954-565-3800. .
Downtowner Saloon: 10 South New
River Drive East; east of the Andrews
Avenue Bridge. Fort Lauderdale; city
docks available on'a first serve basis; 7-
foot draft; takes boats up to 70 feet. 954-
463-9800.
Giorgio's: 606 N. Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, ICW, can accommodate up
to 200-foot yachts. 954-929-7030.
Grille 66 & Bar: Hyatt Regency Pier 66,
Fort Lauderdale, 142 slips, 10-loot draft.
954-728-3550 orVHF'channel 16.
Houston's Restaurant: 2821 E. Atlantic
Blvd., ICW, Pompano Bch; accommo-
dates about 15 boats, rafting. 954-783-
9499.
Jeremiah's Waterfront Grill: 101 N.
Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, Sands
Harbor Marina, boats up to 100', 6-foot
low tide. 954-943-7737 or VHF Channel
9 and Channel 16.
Jimbo's Sandbar 6200 N. Ocean Drive,
Hollywood; 210', 5' draft. 954-925-2133.


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Joe's Riverside Grill: 125 Riverside
Drive, Pompano Beach, ICW, boats up to
100', 4-foot draft low tide. 954-941-2499.
Las Olas Rivefront: 300 SW First Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, various restaurants,
400 feet of dock available; up to 11' draft,
up to 145 feet long.
Le Tub: 1100 N. Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, ICW; 150-foot dock, 5-foot
draft low tide. 954-921-9425.
Loggerhead Cafe: 6503 N. Ocean
Blvd.,Dania Beach, space for 100 boats.
Fixed Bridge 22' high. 954-923-6711
Marriott Portside Marina: Mariott Hotel,
1881 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale, ICW;
6' low tide, up to 65' boat. 954-527-6781.
Pal's Charley's Crab: 1755 SE 3rd
Court, Deerfield Beach, ICW, 80 slips, 6-
foot draft. 954-427-4000.
Radisson Bahia Mar Bar & Grill: 801
Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; free
dockage available at marina for patrons.
954-764-2233, ext. 653.
Rendevous Bar &Grille: located in
Marina Bay, 2525 Mar!na Bay Drive
West, Fort Lauderdale, 7-foot draft.
Call 954-797-0054, ext.580 or VHF
channel 16.
The River House: 301 SW 3rd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, New River, city dock-
age available; 7-foot draft. 954-525-7661.
Roadhouse Grill: 3300 E. Commercial
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, ICW, 260-foot
dock; 10-foot draft low tide. 954-772-
3777.
Rustic Inn: 4331 Ravenswood Road,
Fort Lauderdale, 200-foot dock, 3-foot
draft; boats under 30 feet only. 954-584-
1637.


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Bayside Seafood: 3501 Rickenbacker
Causeway, Miami; five slips, 5' draft. 305-
361-0808.
Monty Marina: 2550 S. Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove; 150 slips; 7' draft low
tide. 305-856-3992.
The Afterdeck at Haulover Marina:
15000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 6 slips;
12' draft low tide. 305-944-1415; marina:
305-945-3934.
Roger's Restaurant & Bar: 1601 79th
St. Causeway, North Bay Village. Dock
your boat and then take free water taxi.
305-866-7111.
Shuckers: 1819 79th Street Causeway,
N. Miami; 5' draft low tide. 305-866-1570.
Tuna's Waterfront Grill: 17201 Biscayne
Blvd., Maule Lake Marina, North Miami
Beach; up to 144-foot dock; 8-11 draft
low tide. 305-945-2567.


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NATIONAL MARINE INSTITUTE INC., a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation,
State of Florida and federally authorized as a 501 (C) (3) charitable organization.
IT'S POSSIBLE TO GET A COMBINATION OF
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THAT COULD EQUAL OR SURPASS THE SALE PRICE OF YOUR BOAT
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Sands Harbor Patio Restaurant: 125
N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach,
.takes boats up to 100 feet, 6-foot draft
low tide. 954-942-9100, ext. 6110.
Shirttail Charlie's: 400 SW 3rd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, New River, 100-foot
dock with 7 slips, 10-foot draft. 954-463-
3474.
Shooters: 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort
Lauderdale, ICW, 350-foot dock shared
with Bootlegger, 8-foot draft low tide.
954-566-2855:
Southport Raw Bar: 1536 Cordova
Road, Ft Lauderdale; 5 slips. 954-525-
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* Built-in ITU Class-D DSC in a rugged, JIS-7 waterproof shell
S10-key pad for simple operation of DSC emergency functions
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* Works without the use of formaldehy-
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easy installation
Permanent magnet motors are coupled to highly efficient spur gear drive
trains, resulting in a low amp draw
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New England Ropes
Double Braid Nylon Line
* Treated braid is abrasion- and shrink-resistant
* Stretch: 6.5% at 15% of breaking strength
*Available in white and seven colors
Ref. Model 583700 Reg. 0.99


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West Marine
Comfort Series" --
Inflatable Vests
* Thin, open profile won't inhibit your movement
for all-day wear on the water
* Reliable 22.51b. of buoyancy; Type V with Type
III performance: This vest must be worn to be
counted in vessel's inventory of PFDs
Ref. Model 7841646 Reg. 79.99


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West Marine
Twin Blaster Tube
* Heavy-duty PVC tube with Durahyde GF cover and eight soft cov-
ered foam handles
* Quick Hitch towing hook for fast rope connection; 69"L x 77"W
Model 1163237 Reg.149.99


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Jabsco
Macerator Pump
* Now with a sealed design, pumps include run dry pro-
tection and stainless-steel wearplate
* Self-priming to 5' when wet and grind waste to 1/8" or
smaller
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* Designed for performance boats to meet the demands of high-speed
* Operate effectively at speeds up to 70 mph
* Powerful dual hydraulic actuators handle increased loads and pressures of
high-speed running
Rel. Model 488171 Reg. 675.00


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Taylor Made Products
Hull Gard Fender 4-Pack with Gear Bag
SAn exclusive special buy for our customers-four 6.5" x 23" White Hull
Gard fenders in a convenient black mesh carry bag
* Lifetime guarantee
Model 7036858 Reg. 109.99


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Seafif
Kingfish Stainless Steel Folding
Deck Chairs
* Lightweight, and very stable with 1" tubing Irame and non-
marring leg tips
* Back and arms are high-density, water- sislant. heavy-duly
marine grade vinyl; 29"H x 26"W x 14"D
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Event Calendar A roundup of the month's nautical events


1, Monday
Fleet Week: visiting naval ships dock at Port Everglades through
May 7. Today from 6-10 p.m. sailors meet the public at the All
Hands on Deck Welcoming Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino in the Park Sports Club, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
954-467-3555.
America's Boating Course: from 6:45-9 p.m., offered by the Fort
Lauderdale Power Squadron at Lauderdale Marine Center, 2029 SW
20th St., Fort Lauderdale. No cost. 954-523-3577.
Commodore's Club of America: 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting at
the Flaming Pit Restaurant, 1150 N. Federal Highway, Pompano
Beach. Open to all past and present yacht club commodores and
their guests. Cost: $12. 954-254-1453.
Knights of Pythias: 7 p.m. at Maimonides University, 1725 NE 164
St., North Miami Beach. 954-446-4181; 954-680-3412;
Knights_of_pythias_196@webtv.net.
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club: noon bridge game Mondays at the
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, Holiday Park, 700 NE Sixth Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-1577.
2, Tuesday
South Florida Flats Anglers: 7 p.m. meeting the first Tuesday of the
month at Grampa's restaurant, 17 SW First St., Dania Beach. 954-
491-5900 or 954-964-0702.
South Florida Fishing Club: 6:30 p.m. dinner and meeting at Tony
Romas, 18050 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, the first and third
Tuesday of the month. 954-761-3774 or 954-462-0128.
Broward Sierra Club: 7 p.m. meeting at the Anne Kolb Nature
Center, 651 Sheridan St., Hollywood. 954-970-0150.
3, Wednesday
"Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Reef:" 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. workshop at the Broward County Extension Office, 3245
College Ave., Davie, sponsored by the Southeast Florida Coral Reef
Initiative. No cost. 239-281-1197.
Broward Urban River Trails: 6 p.m. meeting the first Wednesday of
the month at the Island City Park Preserve, 823 NE 28th St., Wilton
Manors. 954-462-7766.
South Florida Women Divers: 6 p.m. dinner followed by a 7 p.m.
meeting at the Pioneer Park Annex, 249 NE Fifth Ave., Deerfield
Beach. 561-638-8487; www.sfwd.net.
South Florida Divers: 7:30 p.m. meeting the first Wednesday of the
month. Check website for location; www.sfdi.com.
Multihull Association of South Florida: 8 p.m. meeting at the
Miami Yacht Club, 1001 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. 305-377-9877
or 305-371-0703; www.miamiyachtclub.net.
Support Group: 7 p.m. meeting for families and friends of people
with mental illness meets the first and third Wednesday of the month
at Soref Jewish Community Center, 6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.,
Plantation. .954-472-8241.
4, Thursday
Marathon International Tarpon Tournament: 2 p.m. captains meet-
ing at the World Class Angler, MM 50 bayside, Marathon; lines in 5
p.m. today, tournament runs through Saturday, release limited to 12
and 20-pound tackle. Entry fee: $250. 305-743-6139.
Marine Historical Society: 7:30 p.m. meeting at Fort Lauderdale
City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-584-4926.
Undersea Adventurers Dive Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Emma
Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach.
Speaker: Energy Issues Chair George Cavros of the Broward Sierra
Club. 954-436-9922; http://usadiveclub.com.
Miami Sport Fishing Club: 8 p.m. meeting the first and third
Thursday of the month at 1711 W. 38th Place, unit 1104, Hialeah.
305-885-1666.
Sailing Singles of South Florida: 7 p.m. weekly meetings at
Maguire's Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-
4575; www.sailingsingles.org.
Music & Entertainment: from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday at Nikki
Marina, the Patio Bar, 3660 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-602-
8750; www.nikkimarina.com.
5, Friday
Florida Marine Swap Meet & Show: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and
Saturday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave.,
DeLand. Cost: $5. 386-801-1810 or 386-228-3525.
Marathon International Tarpon Tournament: lines in 5 p.m., out 9
p.m. at the World Class Angler, MM 50 bayside, Marathon; runs
through Saturday, release limited to 12 and 20-pound tackle. 305-
743-6139. {
Ladies Let's Go Fishing Seminar: through Monday, from 6:30-8:30
p.m. today at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Club House,
3030 Harbor Drive St., St. Augustine. Cost: $120. 954-475-9068.
Jazz on the Circle: 6 p.m. Friday nights at Commercial Boulevard
and State Road A1A in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Free. 954-776-5092.
Hollywood Nights: musical entertainment in downtown Hollywood
the first and third Fridays of the month. 954-921-3016.
6, Saturday
McDonald's Air & Sea Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday,
along four miles of Fort Lauderdale beach, with the best viewing


areas between Oakland Park Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale;'featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the
Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet demonstration teams. Free. 954-
561-9556; www.nationalsalute.com.
America's Boating Course: from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., offered by the
Fort Lauderdale Power Squadron at Lauderdale Marine Center,
2029 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale. No cost. 954-523-3577.
Marathon International Tarpon Tournament: lines in 4 p.m., out 8
p.m. at the World Class Angler, MM 50 bayside, Marathon; dinner
and awards presentation at 9 p.m. 305-743-6139.
"Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Reef:" 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. workshop at Barry University, Landon Student Union Building,
11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, sponsored by the Southeast
Florida Coral Reef Initiative. No cost. 239-281-1197.
Kayak for Beginners: 8:30 a.m. for ages 14 and up at Holland Park,
on Johnson Street and Northlake Drive, Hollywood. Cost: $35.954-
967-4644.
Support Group: 2 p.m. meeting for families and friends of people
with mental illness on the second and fourth Saturday of the month
at the Memorial Hospital Outpatient building, 3300 N. 29th Ave.,
Hollywood. 954-566-2422.
Buehler Observatory: 8-10 p.m. free public viewing of the night sky
through telescopes at Buehler Planetarium, Broward Community
College's Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-
6681.
Single Gourmet: weekly dinner gatherings for singles including
boating events. 954-723-9608.
7, Sunday
Florida Marine Swap Meet & Show: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Volusia
County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Cost: $5. 386-
801-1810 or 386-228-3525.
Amazing Sundays: noon brunch and entertainment every Sunday
at Nikki Marina, 3660 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-602-8750;
www.nikkimarina.com.
SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch: 11 a.m. along Riverwalk in down-
town Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5985.
Seven Seas Cruising Association: 8 a.m. breakfast for interna-
tional group of cruising sailors, in the back room of the Egg & You
Diner, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-771-5660;
www.ssca.org.
Dream Car Classic: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month
along Hollywood Boulevard off Young Circle, Hollywood. Cost: $15.
954-779-1420.
Genealogical Society of Broward County: 2:30 p.m. meeting in
the community room of the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward
Blvd., Plantation. 954-581-3932.
"Practicing the Art of Surrender:" 11 a.m., sponsored by
Eckankar, at Comfort Suites Inn, 1800 S. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, Free and open to the public regardless of faith. 954-
561-1282 or 954-288-0775; www.eckankar.org.
8, Monday
Miami Dragon Boat Club: meets at 8621 SW Fifth St, Miami. 305-
633-0168; e-mail: miamidragon@earthlink.net.
Wilton Bookies: 7:30 p.m. meeting and book discussion group at
the Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors. 954-390-
2195; email www.wmlibrary@aol.com.
Young Democrats of Broward County: 6:30 p.m. meeting the sec-
ond Monday of the month at Brasserie Restaurant, 333 E. Las Olas
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-584-2644 or 954-593-8826.
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club: noon bridge game Mondays at the
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, Holiday Park, 700 NE Sixth Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-1577.
9, Tuesday
Broward Boating Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting the second Tuesday of
the month at American Legion Post 304, 41 NE First Court, Dania
Beach. 954-321-0330 or 954-316-0236.
Ocean Watch Foundation Mix and Mingle: 7 p.m. social the sec-
ond Tuesday of the month at the Frog & Toad Pub, 5782 Powerline


Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-491-3697, 954-467-1366; www.ocean-
watch.org.
Gulfstream Sailing Club: 6:30 p.m. dinner followed by an 8 p.m.
meeting at Shooters, 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-583-
3738; www.gulfstreamsailingclub.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. meeting the second Tuesday
of the month at Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road,
Plantation. 954-797-5295.
Palm Beach Sailing Club: 6:30 p.m. meeting at 4600 N. Flagler
Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-881-0809:
Full Moon KayakTour: 7 p.m. at Holland Park, located at Johnson
Street and Northlake Drive, Hollywood. Cost: $35. 954-967-4644 or
954-328-5231.
10, Wednesday
"Safe Weather Decisions at Sea Seminar:" 7 p.m. at West
Marine, 2300 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Speaker: Lee
Chesneau, NOAA's senior marine meteorologist. 954-527-5540.
"Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Reef:" 6-9 p.m. work-
shop today and Thursday at the Palm Beach County Extension
Service, Clayton Hutcheson Building, 599 N. Military Trail, West
Palm Beach, sponsored by the Southeast Florida Coral Reef
Initiative. No cost. 239-281-1197.
South Andrews Avenue Business Association: 5:30 p.m. lecture
on local history, meets at the northwest corner of South Andrews
Avenue and Southwest 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Speaker: local
historian Stuart Mclver. 954-524-9450.
SAIL Fishing Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Downtowner Saloon,
408 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-9800;
www.sailfishingclub.com.
Downtown Live: 6 p.m. nights in Himmarshee Village, along
Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5363.
Expo Alfresco: 5 p.m. restaurant tasting, corporate displays and
live entertainment along Harrison Street in downtown Hollywood.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 walk-ins. 954-923-4000.
Broward Urban River Trails: 5:30 p.m. meeting at Secret Woods
Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale. 954-791-
1030.
Full Moon KayakTour: 7-9 p.m. at Holland Park, on Johnson Street
and Northlake Drive, Hollywood. Cost: $35. 954-967-4644.
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing: Southeast Florida chapter meets the sec-
ond Wednesday of the month. 954-923-3072;
www.geocities.com/llgfsoutheastflorida/ or e-mail
LLadyfish32@aol.com.
Libertarian Party of Broward County: 7:30 p.m. meeting the sec-
ond Wednesday of the month at 1507 N. State Road 7, Margate.
954-968-4593.
Have a HeartTransplant Support Group: 6:45 p.m. meeting in the
media room of Broward General Hospital, 1600 S. Andrews Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-755-0666.
11, Thursday
"Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Reef:" 6-9 p.m. work-
shop at the Palm Beach County Extension Service, Clayton
Hutcheson Building, 599 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, spon-
sored by the Southeast Floiida Coral Reef Initiative. No cost. 239-
281-1197.
Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting the second
Thursday of the month at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet
Club, 2701 NE 42nd St., Lighthouse Point. 954-785-3666.
Fort Lauderdale Boat Club: 8 p.m. meeting the second Thursday
of the month at Wilton Manors Woman's Club, 600 NE 21st Court,
Wilton Manors.
Sailing Singles of South Florida: 7 p.m. meeting Thursdays at
Maguire's Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-
462-4575; www.sailingsingles.org.
Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum: 7 p.m. horticultural
seminar at Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield
Beach. 954-480-4494.

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Gold Coast Aquarium Society of South Florida: 7 p.m. meeting
the second Thursday of the month at Bass Pro Outdoor World, 200
Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach. 954-989-3888.
Aprbs Plongee Dive Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting the second Thursday
of the month at Lighthouse Dive Center, 2507 N. Ocean Blvd.,
Pompano Beach. 954-782-1100.
Free Boat Inspections: performed by the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary at the 15th Street public ramp in Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-
0034; www.flotillatwo.org.
Environmental BoatTours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Anne Kohl
Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood.
Cost: $8 for adults. 954-926-2480.

12, Friday
Tybee 500: 25 catamarans racing from Hollywood to Tybee Island,
Ga.; arrival today and Saturday. 954-921-3404; www.tybee500.com.
Miami Yacht Club: 8 p.m. meeting the second Friday of the month,
1001 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. 305-377-9877.
Big Boys Offshore Charity Dolphin Tournament: through
Sunday at the Ocean Reef Club, 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key Largo.
305-743-6139.
Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum: 10 a.m. free guided
tours on Fridays and the first Saturday of the month at Constitution
Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 954-480-4494.
Wine Walk: 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month, along Northeast
19th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. 954-764-0055.

13, Saturday
Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival: starts 9 a.m. at Truman
Waterfront in Key West. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of
Key West and the Lower Florida Keys. Cost: free to watch, $2 per car
donation. 305-872-4456; www.battleinthebay.com.
Ladies Tarpon Tournament: 2:30 p.m. captain's meeting at the
World Class Angler, MM 50, Marathon, lines in 5 p.m., all release
tournament runs through Sunday. Entry fee: $245. 305-743-6139.
Auction: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sailorman, 350 E. State Road
84, Fort Lauderdale. 954-523-6716.
Artwalk: 7-10 p.m. tour of art galleries in downtown Hollywood start-
ing at the Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1,
Hollywood. 954-923-2030.
Buehler Observatory: 8-10 p.m. free public viewing, f.the night
sky: through .telescopes at Buehler "Planetarium,. Broward
Community College's Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road,
Davie. 954-201-6681..

14, Sunday .,
Mother's Day
Tybee 500: noon race, 50-mile leg from Hollywood to Biscayne Bay
and back. 954-921-3404; www.tybee500.com.'
Mother's Day Stiltsville and Key Biscayne Boat Tour: 10 a.m.'to
1 p.m. with historian Paul George. Cost: $34 members of the
Historical Museum of Southern Florida, $39 nonmembers. 305-
375-T 492. '
Ladies Tarpon Tournament: noon champagne brunch, 4 p.m. lines
in, at the World Class Angler, MM 50, Marathon. 305-743-6139.
'Amazing Sundays: noon brunch and entertainment every Sunday
at Nikki Marina, 3660 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-602-8750;
www.nikkimarina.com.
Jazz at the Aruba Beach Cafe: 5 p.m. at the Aruba, 1 Commercial
Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 954-776-0001.

15, Monday
Tybee 500:10 a.m. race, second leg from Hollywood to Jupiter, and
on to Tybee Island, Ga. 954-921-3404; www.tybee500.com.
East Broward Federated Women's Republican Club: 11:30 a.m.
social and lunch at Damon's Grill, 4658 N. Ocean Drive,
Lauderdale-By-the Sea. Cost: $18. 954-941-8006.
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club: noon bridge game Mondays at the
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, Holiday Park, 700 NE Sixth Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-1577.

16, Tuesday .
South lorida Fishing Club,:6:30 p.m. dinner at Tony Romas,
18050-ollins Ave., North Mihmi Beach, followed by a 7:30 p.m.


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meeting the first and third Tuesday of the month. 954-761-3774 or
954-462-0128.

17, Wednesday
Support Group: 7 p.m. meeting for families and friends of people
with mental illness the first and third Wednesday at Soref Jewish
Community Center, 6501 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation. 954-472-
8241.
Buehler Observatory: 1-3 p.m. and an 8-10 p.m. free public view-
ings of the night sky through telescopes at Buehler Planetarium,
Broward Community College, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-
201-6681.

18, Thursday
Sailing Singles of South Florida: 7 p.m. weekly meetings at
Maguire's Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-
462-4575; www.sailingsingles.org.
Miami Sport fishing Club: 8 p.m. meeting the first and third
Thursday of the month, 1711 W. 38th Place, unit 1104, Hialeah. 305-
885-1666.
Sunset Celebration: 5 p.m. Thursday at Sailfish Marina and
Resort, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores. 561 844-1724.
Marina Mile Association: 8 a.m. meeting the third Thursday of the
month at Fort Lauderdale Hampton Inn, 2301 SW 12th Ave., Fort
Lauderdale. 954-494-1900; email: croxtonma@aol.com.
Eastern Shores Aventura Yacht Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting the third
Thursday of the month at various locations in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties. 954-456-3536.
Design & Wine: 6 p.m., sampling of international wines at designat-
ed shops in downtown Hollywood. Starts at Now Art Caf6 & Blue
Martini Bar, 1820 S. Young Circle, Hollywood. Cost: $15. 954-921-
3016, ext. 19.
Music & Entertainment: from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Nikki
Marina, the Patio Bar, 3660 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-602-
8750; www.nikkimarina.com.
19, Friday
Coconuts Dolphin Tournament: through Sunday in Key Largo.
561-741-1124.
Bridge Lessons for Intermediate Players: 9:30 a.m. every Friday
at the Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, 700 NE Sixth Terrace, Fort
Lauderdale. Cost: $7. 954-565-3127.

20, Saturday
Hospice Regatta 2006 Island Festival & Race: starts 11 a.m.,
a12-mile multi-leg course off Fort Lauderdale beach for sailors of
all skill levels, with a festival following at 6 p.m. at Esplanade Park,
on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale. Cost: $65. 954-467-7423.
Chart Smart Course: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., offered by the Fort
Lauderdale Power Squadron at Lauderdale Marine Center, 2029 SW
20th St., Fort Lauderdale. Cost: $50. 954-523-3577.
One Day Entry Level Safe Boating Course: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., open
to adults and kids over age 12, sponsored by the Coral Ridge Power
Squadron' at Cardinal Gibbons High School, 4601 Bayview Drive,
classroom E-2, Fort Lauderdale. Cost: 954-943-5779.
America's Boating Course: 8 a.m., sponsored by the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary at Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2220 NE 38th St.,
Lighthouse Point. Cost: $40. 954-557-0582.
Faro Blanco Invitational Tarpon Tournament: 6:30 p.m. welcome
party at the Key Colony Inn, MM 53.8 in Key Colony Beach, tourna-
ment runs through Tuesday in Marathon. Proceeds benefit the
Ronald McDonald Summer Camp Program. Entry fee: $400. 305-
743-6139. 1
Bridge Lesson: 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Saturday for advanced
beginners and intermediate players at the Fort Lauderdale Bridge
Club, 700 NE Sixth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale. $5. 954-565-3127.
Support'Group: 2 p.m. meeting for families and friends of people
with mental illness on the second and fourth Saturday of the month
at the Memorial Hospital Outpatient building, 3300 N. 29th Ave.,
Hollywood. 954-566-2422.
21, Sunday
Blessing of the Fleet & Activities: starts 12:30 p.m. on the proper-
ty of All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon River Drive, Fort
Lauderdale. 954-647-3159. : .
10th Annual Dolphin Round Up: two-day event sponsored by
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida. Entry fee: $135. 954-467-7423.
or 800-372-1757; www.hospicecareflorida.org.
Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament Meeting: 5:30 p.m.
at Lorelei Cabana Bar & Restaurant, MM 82 bayside, Islamorada.
305-670-2000 or 305-664-4503; www.goldenflytarpon.com.


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Faro Blanco Invitational Tarpon Tournament: 3 p.m. captains
meeting at Annette's Lobster House, MM 49.5 bayside, Marathon; 5-
3 p.m. fishing. 305-743-6139.

22, Monday
Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament: 6 a.m. lines in at this
two-day event in Islamorada. Proceeds benefit the Crohn's and
Colitis Foundation of America. Entry fee: $1,000. 305-664-2444;
305-670-2000 or 305-664-4503; www.goldenflytarpon.com.
Knights of Pythias: 7 p.m. meeting at Maimonides University, 1725
NE 164 St., North Miami Beach. 305-756-1902; 954-347-1246;
Knights_ofpythias_196@webtv.net.
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club: noon bridge game Mondays at the
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, Holiday Park, 700 NE Sixth Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-1577.

23, Tuesday
Florida Marine Aquarium Society: 7 p.m. meeting at the IGFA
Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Events Hall, 300 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach. 954-922-4212; www.igfa.org.
24, Wednesday
Venture Sailing Club of South Florida: 7:30 p.m. meeting the last
Wednesday of the month at the Miami Yacht Club, 1001 Macarthur
Causeway, Miami. 305-860-8250, 954-340-4791;
www.geocities.com/thetropics/resort/6678.
North Broward Democratic Club: 7:30 p.m. meeting the fourth
Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801
NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. 954-742-7557 or 954-465-1389.

25, Thursday
Biscayne Bay Sailing Club Social Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Tiki
Bar in the Sonesta Hotel, eighth floor, 2889 McFarland Road,
Coconut Grove. No boating experience or ownership necessary.
305-246-8338; www.thesailingclub.com.
Sailing Singles of South Florida: 7 p.m. weekly meetings at
Maguire's Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-
462-4575; www.sailingsingles.org.

26, Friday
Dolphin Masters Invitational Captains Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the
Outback Steakhouse, MM 80 oceanside, Islamorada. 305-296-7511.
Bridge Lessons for Intermediate Players: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the
Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, 700 NE Sixth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $7. 954-565-3127.
Broadwalk Friday Fest: 7 p.m. dancing and music. the second and
fourth Friday of the month on Hollywood Beach on the Broadwalk,
Hollywood. 954-924-2980.
Buehler Observatory: 8-10 p.m. free public viewing of the night sky
through telescopes at Buehler Planetarium, Broward Community
College, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6681.

27, Saturday
Dolphin Masters Invitational: 7 a.m. Bimini start at the Conch
Republic Seafood Company,'631 Greene St., Key West; weigh-in
3:30 p.m. Entry fee: $1,030. 305-296-7511.
Buehler Observatory: 8-10 p.m. free public viewing of the night sky
through telescopes at Buehler Planetarium, Broward Community
College's Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6681.

28, Sunday
"In My Backyard:' 1:30 p.m. children's planetarium show at Buehler
Planetarium, Broward Community College's Central Campus, 3501
SW Davie Road, Davie. Cost: $4. 954-201-6681.
Single Gourmet: weekly dinner gatherings for singles including
boating events. 954-723-9608.

29, Monday
Memorial Day

30, Tuesday,
Ongoing Events: at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, 300
Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach. 954-922-4212; www.igfa.org.
Free Vessel Safety Check: offered throughout the month by the
U.S. Power Squadron from Hobe Sound to Delray to Boynton
Beaches. 561-626-6606.

31, Wednesday
SAIL Fishing Club:7:30 p.m. meeting at the Downtowner Saloon,
408 S: Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-9800; www.sailfish-
ingclub.com.





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