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                                                                                                                                                           MAY 2023
                                                                                     Hands-on Discover Sailing
         Chris Craft Calypso 24

                                                                                     returns to the show

                                                                                     At the 2023 Progressive Catawba Island
                                                                                     Boat Show, saying “three sheets to the wind”
                                                                                     won’t have the time-worn meaning…

                                                                                     Instead, it will signal participation in a   Harbor North is also the authorized
                                                                                     hands-on experience called “Discover   dealer for new Hanse and Dehler Sail-
                                                                                     Sailing” spearheaded by sailboat exhib-  boats as well as Walker Bay and Laser
                                                                                     itors, Huron’s Harbor North and Cleve-  Performance boats.
                                                                                     land’s Riverfront Yacht Service.    Cleveland’s Riverfront Yacht Sales
                                                                                      “This is the only boat show on the Great   represents all Jeanneau Yachts, Sun
                                                                                     Lakes with an opportunity for visitors   Odyssey and Sun Fast models from 33 to
      hull primarily intended for water sports, the   latest from both World Cat and the always   to have a real hands-on sailing experi-  65 feet. Riverfront offers complete Ameri-
      T8 actually has overnight accommodations   impressive Regulator line up, all presented   ence,” explains Bruce Roberts of Harbor   can Sailing Association courses designed
      for two adults, too. It will be displayed along   by Catawba Moorings.         North. “We do it to give people a chance   to get beginners quickly and safely out on
      with a new classic-styled Hunt Harrier 26.   There are even more dealers headed for   to discover if sailing might really be right   the water, or to improve the skills of an
      Down the pier at Erie Marine Sales, visitors   the show this year including Boat Master   for them. Over the years, more than 800   experienced skipper.
      will be inspecting another notable boat, the   Marine (Chapparal, Alumacraft, Crownline,   would-be sailors have taken advantage   Fractional boat ownership is a growing
      North River 27 Offshore that boasts a heated   Bennington, Godfrey) and Jefferson Beach   of our “Discover Sailing” program here in   trend in sailing today. Riverfront is also
      cuddy cabin, standup head and twin Yamaha   Yacht Sales (Valhalla, HCB, Sunseeker,   past Catawba Island shows.”  recognized as the local leader in such a
      200’s with a Yamaha 25 hp kicker. And, over   Princess), among others.          With a licensed captain aboard,   program and will highlight those opportu-
      on Pier E, visitors will tour a half dozen more   Finally, this show also admits a limited   prospective sailors will actually cast off,   nities with full information during the show.
      new boats from builders including Parker,   number of hand-picked pre-owned boats.   take the helm, raise and trim the sails, and   Show hours this year will be: Friday, 12
      Robalo, Duckworth and Crest, all displayed   These are mostly larger cruisers. One   get a true taste of capturing the wind out   Noon to 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 Pm;
      by Happy Days Boating Company.        example will be Colony Marine’s display of   on Lake Erie. Each trip lasts an hour or so.  Sunday, 10 Am to 5 pm. Tickets are $10.00
        Always in the action, Clemons Boats is   pre-owned a Prestige 520 Coupe, Maritimo   As a follow up, people who get bitten by   (under 7 free). Discount $8 Advance
      Ohio’s top dealer for Boston Whaler. The   54 Flybridge, and Regal 53 Sport Coupe.   the sailing bug can later enroll in some-  purchase tickets are available only on the
      Whaler 350 Realm will be joined by Whal-  The show runs Friday to Sunday, April 28   thing like Harbor North’s well known Sailing   show website. Parking and show shuttles
      er’s 330 Outrage, 320 Ventage and 280   – 30, in the Catawba Island Club marina.   School that boasts classes including: Basic   to the gate are FREE courtesy of Firelands
      Vantage, plus four more boats from Sea   For more information and discount advance   Keelboat Sailing (2 days); Basic Cruising   Auto Group.
      Pro and an Albemarle 27DC. Similarly,   tickets: MAB  (2 days); Bare Boat Cruising (3 days); and   More show details at: www.catawbais-
      over on Pier F, show goers will discover the                                   special Women’s Sailing Weekends. MAB

                                                        Regal 36 Grand Coupe

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