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The 40th St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show NOV. 30 – DEC. 3 Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg A few blocks south of downtown St. Petersburg

Directions: Take Interstate 275 into St. Petersburg. Exit on Interstate 175Exit 22 and continue to its end at the traffic light. Proceed forward four traffic lights. The fourth light is First Street. Turn left on First Street. The Mahaffey Theater and the show grounds will be on your right-hand side. Plenty of on-site parking is available at the municipal parking garages and airport surrounding show grounds. The parking fee is $5. Visitors can also ride the Downtown Looper Trolley with convenient stops on First Street alongside the Mahaffey Theater. Visit www.loopertrolley.com for schedules. Visitors can also come by boat and dock for free at the show’s “Come by Boat Dock”

Event Website: www.showmanagement.com Thurs. Nov. 30 — 10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 1 — 10am-6pm Sat. Dec. 2 — 10am-7pm Sun. Dec. 3 — 10am-5pm Adults $17; Children 15 and under free admission Veterans and Active Duty Military Free (with proof of service)

General Show Information The St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail merged in 2008 to create one large show for both power and sail. This will be Show Management’s 40th year putting on this show. In-the-water sailboat displays will have dockage for 50-plus boats. Brokerage sailboats will also be on display. This is in addition to the many on-land sailboat displays. Along with these boats will be over 200 in-water powerboats and more on land. Over 200 exhibitors will be in the main tent, and the tent that visitors walk through to enter the show is devoted to sailing exhibitors, although many exhibitors have both sail and power boaters as customers. Many exhibitors in the main tent serve both sail and power, also. There will be a large section for outside exhibitors showing both sailing products and services and trailered sailboats. This is in addition to the many trailered powerboats on display outside. Sailing seminars (see schedule on facing page), run by Sail America, will be held in tents at the show site. The seminar schedule will be available at the Show Management website, www.showmanagement.com. There will also be an authors’ area outside. Cruising Outpost, presented by Bob Bitchin, will be hosting the 17th “Cruiser’s Party” at the show on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. It is held on the Gosling Cocktail Floating Bridge. DISCOVER SAILING Discover Sailing will be offering free sailboat rides all day until closing at the show docks starting at 10am each day. The rides are provided by Sailing Florida Charters of St. Petersburg. 40

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