SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items





The big FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW  is set for November 5 through 9. Show hours are 10 AM - 7 PM every day except for the final day, Monday, when it closes at 5PM.

Opening day, Thursday,  is the Prime Time Preview, the following four days are General Admission.    

Watch and hear local press and / or visit the NEW show website  -  - for more information. There will be shuttle buses and boats to  take show-goers around to the various locations.




November 7 & 8

8 AM 'til 3 PM

7 1/2  San Bartola Drive (near SR 312 by the Hospital) 



WWW.SAILORS-EXCHANGE.COM  / CALL 904 429-7415 for more information.



ST. PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW, 38th Annual for the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, is set for Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6 at Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park.

The show will feature power and sailboats in water and on land, and a 40,000-square-foot tent housing marine gear.

In addition to the large selection of exhibits at this year's show, there will be an array of special events and fun and educational activities, including MARINE SEMINARS and the youth fishing clinics presented by the non-profit Hook The Future.

Military personnel get free admission with an ID, and Kids 15 and under are also admitted free.

For more info, .  NO PETS ALLOWED




Kids Naples Fishing Clinic

Saturday, November 14, 2015 / 9:00 AM 'til NOON

Naples Pier
25  12th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102

FREE - Suitable for Children




Palm Beach Yacht Center (Hypoluxo) has an ongoing Fishing Derby ... with a new tournament beginning every three months.

The Dockmaster there, Jena Bradley, is an old friend and recently told us about the derby ... It's open to all in-house slip and dry dock tenants and has three age categories. The Pee Wees fall into the seven-and-under group! G mann pee wee angler

Amber pee wee anglerFishermen (boys and girls) compete for prizes and receive things like gift cards and medals and sometimes little trophies. They even take the microphone to tell about "their day" at the after-fishing bar-b-que and always enjoy checking the "derby board" in the office to see their pictures on display.

Besides learning about fishing and identifying their catches, these Pee Wees also learn about boating, the water, safety and rules and catch and release. In  addition, they have a lot of fun!

It seems to us that "Miss Jena" has as much, if not more fun, than the kids!





Pinellas County to identify management alternatives for Shell Key

Pinellas County staff addressed Shell Key stakeholders at Tampa Bay Watch Tuesday night, Oct. 27, to discuss the closure of the north pass into the Shell Key Preserve, which occurred early this year. 

During Tuesday’s meeting, Tierra Verde residents voiced their concerns that the closure will degrade the overall environmental quality of the water and seagrass meadows in the preserve’s back bay region. Some stakeholders attribute the closure to sand moving south from years of beach nourishment projects north of Shell Key. The residents expressed needs for the county, state, and federal authorities to restore circulation to the preserve by dredging a new north passage and using the sand for nearby beach nourishment projects. 

Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources staff explained their land management priorities for the preserve, which the county has managed for the state since 2000. Through a series of historical aerial photos, Dr. Ping Wang of University of South Florida’s School of Geosciences discussed the dynamic nature of the Shell Key coastal region since the 1940s. He described the abundance of nearshore sand available in the area and illustrated the migration, changing coastline and extremely rapid growth of Shell Key since the early 1970s. County staff and Dr. Wang emphasized the importance of obtaining an understanding of the controlling factors of sand movement in the Shell Key coastal system prior to making any decisions about dredging. 

In order to make informed science-based decisions, the county will initiate a dual inlet study directed by Dr. Wang encompassing the Shell Key coastal region from the Pass-a-Grille Channel to Bunces Pass. The study is expected to begin this winter and provide staff with a better understanding of sand migration patterns and land form changes as well as identify sustainable alternatives to reopening the north passage. The study is expected to be completed in mid to late 2017, and staff is evaluating opportunities to accelerate its conclusion. In the meantime, county staff will continue periodic seagrass surveys and initiate a new monitoring program to assess water quality in the preserve. 

The Pinellas County “Doing Things for You” app is available for residents to report issues and access useful resources. Pinellas County can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. More information is available on the county website, , which features LiveChat for assistance. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.




Blue Star Museum – Active Duty US Military and their immediate family with ID are admitted free – Year-round!

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history. Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop.

Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.

Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road. Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm.

Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
500 Captain Armour’s Way
Jupiter, FL 33469
561-747-8380x 101 .


Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, on the Lighthouse deck at Sunset every Monday!





FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – 8/2015 ─ Angling skills will be taught at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, November 13-15 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World.

The weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill fishing activities and optional charter fishing trips on Friday and Sunday. Classes will be held at the BPOE Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL and fishing is out of nearby Islamorada.

Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Saturday morning presentations begin at 8:30 am, including Offshore, Inshore and Bottom Fishing, plus Fishing Basics. What makes this program so special are the hands-on fishing activities taught by several guides for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling, reel maintenance and more until 4:30 pm. A second party will be held afterwards at Seaside Glassworks.

On Friday and Sunday are optional inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Whale Harbor and Robbies, followed by a fillet demonstration.

New for 2015 is the Ladies Choice option to bring a male guest or invite teens to include the whole family.

Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, Miami International Boat Show, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Old Bahama Bay, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Valentine’s Resort & Marina, Penn, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation, Harbor Financial Services, Wear Video Badge and All Rite Grading.

BPOE Elks 1872 is located at 92600 Us Highway 1 S Tavernier FL 33070 at Mile Marker 92.5. Host hotels include Breezy Palms Resort in Islamorada and Ragged Edge in Tavernier.

FContact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299, email: , website:

About "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" (LLGF) is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorship between novice and experienced members. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series - often dubbed "The No-Yelling School of Fishing" - are renowned nationally in the sport fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from national media including "Inside Edition," CBS' "The Early Show," NBC's "Nightly News," "Good Morning America," "Outdoor Life Network," USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. 


"Ladies Let's go Fishing!" hosts multiple annual saltwater fishing universities in different Florida cities. The Universities teach fishing skills in a fun and relaxed environment, plus give hands-on opportunities to practice skills and a chance to go charter fishing. Noted as the "No Yelling School of Fishing."

 "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

The No Yelling School of Fishing
Like Us On Facebook: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”
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KEY LARGO, Florida Keys -- With 42 spans connecting the Florida Keys, bridge runs have become synonymous with the island chain. Several hundred footracers are to experience it, backdropped by panoramic views of the Upper Keys and eastern edges of the Florida Everglades, during the seventh annual Key Largo Bridge Run set for Saturday, Nov. 14.

Runners of all ages can enjoy the uniquely scenic out-and-back 10k, half-marathon and 5k run/walk events. Participants from the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe have been attracted to the unique bridge race since its inception.

The USA Track & Field-certified course crosses the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge. Racers occupy the northbound lanes of the bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch, the section of the Overseas Highway that connects mainland South Florida with Key Largo.

Start time is 7 a.m. and the race ends at 11 a.m. Prize money is awarded to the top six finishers in male and female divisions of all three events, as well as in the 12-and-under age category. All runners receive a medal upon completion.

Runners can pick up race packets 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, or 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Café Largo, mile marker 99.5 bayside. A variety of healthful-living vendors are to set up displays at Café Largo Friday.

Race entry fees are $35 per person for the 5k, $50 per person for the 10k and $70 for the half marathon through Nov. 5, with a $5 discount for runners whose registrations are received on or before Sept. 30. Participants age 17 and under pay $12. Online registration is available until 8 a.m. Nov. 11.

The first 1,000 race registrants receive a free T-shirt.

Specially priced Key Largo accommodations are available for the weekend event.

Race proceeds benefit Keys charities.

Event information:  

Key Largo visitor information:  or 800-822-1088




ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys -- To pursue some of the most elusive game fish in the world, up to 25 competitor boats can enter the Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament set for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, in Islamorada.

Anglers compete in the sport fishing capital of the world for trophies and prizes for catching and releasing five tournament species -- snook, redfish, permit, bonefish and tarpon. This year's event honors a participating team of two veteran soldiers to commemorate the proximate Veteran's Day holiday.

Proceeds from the 2015 tournament benefit the Guides Trust Foundation, an organization committed to assisting Florida Keys fishing guides in need, helping them meet their financial obligations in times of crisis or injury, as well as providing scholarship awards to local students.

A welcome reception and beachside banquet, rules meeting and silent auction kick off the weekend Thursday, Nov. 12, at Cheeca Lodge, the tournament's social event headquarters at mile marker 82 oceanside.

Fishing is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, based from nearby World Wide Sportsman. The prestigious fishing event culminates Saturday with a cocktail reception, early dinner and awards presentation.

Awards are to be given to the individual grand champion and runner-up, grand champion team and runner-up team and champions in the fly-, artificial- and general-tackle divisions.

Entry fee is $2,000 per angler and includes admission to both evening social events for the angler and a guest, as well as the angler's guide and a guest. The fee also includes boxed lunches and continental breakfast each morning dockside at World Wide Sportsman. Guide fees are additional.

Registration information:  

Islamorada visitor information:  or 800-FAB-KEYS

Florida Keys fishing information:




These two groups are very active. We suggest that NE Florida sailors check out their site - .






Gibson Inn will host Murder Mystery Weekend on December 4-6. This weekend package of intrigue for two includes: A room for 2 guests, Friday & Saturday night, cocktails on Friday night, a delicious breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings, dinner for 2 on Saturday evening, and lots of entertainment. Approximately 2 weeks prior to the event you are mailed the theme of the "murder" and you can "dress the part" or not, it's all up to you! Come & join us at the Gibson Inn where the ambiance makes it the perfect venue for murder.



Friday & Saturday - November 13 & 14

86 River Street






8th Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market

Jan 9-10, 2016 

FLORIDA'S TOP  Wholesale Fishing Rod, Tackle, Lure Dealers on Hand -- Stock Up For The Year and Save Hundreds!!

Come by for some super discounts on liquidation, closeouts, new, and used boating and fishing supplies.

Visit the Martin County Nautical Flea Market website  for more information, discount tickets, vendor applications, special hotel rates and specific driving directions contact Under the Sun Promotions, Inc. at 954-205-7813, FAX: 561-395-5389.



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