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Title: Press release: Boating seminars set for CNY Boat Show Feb. 14-18
PRESS RELEASE: January 26, 2007
Contact:  
... David G. White, NY Sea Grant, 315-312-3042
... Dennis Honeywell, CNY Boat Show Promoter, 315-686-2182, 783-3875
... John Jablonski, Boating Industry Association President, 315-685-7558

Boating Seminars Set for Central New York Boat Show Feb 14-18

Syracuse, NY -- Interested in sailing and canalboating? Want to know where to hook a walleye or bass in Central NY? What are the newest toys for boaters? Do you really need a passport to boat between the U.S. and Canada?
 
The answers to these questions and information about boating safety, using GPS and the latest electronics, canalling, cross-border boating, and how to buy a dock are all part of the 2007 Central New York Boat Show Seminar series. The free series runs Wednesday, February 14 through Sunday, February 18 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The series of 10 programs is sponsored by the Boating Industry Association of Central New York, New York Sea Grant, and Taylor Marine Products of Gloversville, NY.
 
“The seminars are free and now is a good time to think about getting ready for the boating season. These seminar speakers have great experience to share and will cover everything from important safety information to the fun new toys for boaters,” says Dennis Honeywell, boat show promoter for the Boating Industry Association of Central New York, Clayton.
 
Boating Industry Association of CNY President and The Sailboat Shop of Skaneateles owner John Jablonski  and Steve Laffer of Boat Works Ltd, East Syracuse, kick off the seminar series on Wednesday, February 14th with a 6:30 pm Introduction to Sailing and Chartering a Boat in the Center of Progress Building.
 
The Thursday, February 15th evening program at 6 pm is a double feature with Captain Tony Buffa talking about walleye fishing on Oneida Lake and Salt City Bassmaster Mike Cusano giving tips on catching bass in Central New York waters in the Cargill Building.
 
On Friday, February 16th, Pete Caroline of Brinson Marine, Syracuse, will highlight the newest toys for making boating fun in the Center of Progress Building.
 
The seminars on Saturday, February 17th will be held in the Seminar Room of the Horticultural Building and begin at 2 pm with a program by the US Power Squadron on the proper safety equipment to have to avoid getting a ticket. At 3 pm the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will help you use your new GPS (global positioning unit) to find your way back to the dock. At 4 pm Captain Dan Wiles of Mid-Lakes Navigation, Skaneateles, will share his enthusiasm for canalling in New York State. At 5 pm US and Canadian Customs officials will answer the question of whether or not you really need a passport to boat between the US and Canada.
 
On Sunday, February 18th in the Seminar Room at the Horticulture Building at 2 pm a representative of Lowrance will show off some of the newest fish finders, sonar and other electronic equipment for anglers. At 3 pm, dock builder Ron Mullen of R.A.M. of CNY, Baldwinsville, will tell you what to look for when buying a fixed or removable dock. The series concludes with a 4 pm program on canalling in Canada by Marianne Steinberg, Information Director for Parks Canada and the Rideau Canal System.
 
“These seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn the latest boating information from local and visiting experts and to share your passion for recreational boating with other boaters and anglers,” says seminar coordinator David G. White of New York Sea Grant, Oswego.
 
Admission to the Boat Show, including the free seminars, is $9 for adults (children under 13 are free). For more information, visit www.cnyboatshow.com.
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2007 CNY BOAT SHOW SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Sponsored by Boating Industry Association, NY Sea Grant, Taylor Marine Products


Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 6:30 pm - Center of Progress Building
Introduction to Sailing & Chartering a Boat:
John Jablonski, The Sailboat Shop, and Steve Laffer, Boat Works, Ltd.

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 6 pm  (Double Header!) - Cargill Building
Walleye Fishing on Oneida Lake:
Captain Tony Buffa
Bass Fishing in CNY: Salt City Bassmaster Mike Cusano

Friday, Feb. 16th, 6:30 pm - Center of Progress Building
The newest toys for making boating fun:
 Pete Caroline, Brinson Marine

Saturday, Feb. 17th - Horticulture Building Seminar Room
2 pm  What safety equipment do I need....how not to get a ticket:
US Power Squadron
3 pm  Using your new GPS Unit...finding your way back to the dock: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
4 pm  Canalling in New York State...take a step back in time:  Captain Dan Wiles, Mid-Lakes Navigation
6 pm  Crossing the Canadian Border....do I really need a passport:  US and Canadian Customs officials

Sunday, Feb. 18th  - Horticulture Building Seminar Room
2 pm  Using the newest electronics...fish finders, sonar, etc:  
Lowrance representative
3 pm  What to look for when buying a fixed or removable dock:  Ron Mullen, R.A.M. of CNY
4 pm  Canalling in Canada: Maryanne Steinberg, Parks Canada

Check board at entrance to Hort Building Seminar Room for schedule changes.
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CNY Boat Show Seminar Speaker Bios

Wednesday, February 14,
6:30 pm Center of Progress Building
Introduction to sailing & chartering a boat: John Jablonski & Steve Laffer
John Jablonski is President of the Boating Industry Association of Central New York and owner of The Sailboat Shop, Skaneateles. Steve Laffer is a Boating Industry Association of Central New York Board member and owner of Boat Works, Ltd of East Syracuse
 
Thursday, February 15, 6 pm  (Double Header!) Cargill Building
Walleye fishing on Oneida Lake:  Tony Buffa
Bass fishing in Central NY:  Mike Cusano
Tony Buffa, a member of the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame, has been a charter fishing boat captain for 30 years; is director of the Oneida Lake Association; and a Pro staff member at Bass Pro Shops, Auburn, NY, and with MUSTAD HOOKS. Mike Cusano is a Salt City Bassmaster and past winner of several regional bass fishing tournaments.
 
Friday, February 16, 6:30 pm - Center of Progress Building
The newest toys for making boating fun:
 Pete Caroline, owner of Brinson Marine, Syracuse
 
Saturday, February 17  - Horticulture Building Seminar Room
4:00 pm  Canalling in New York State…take a step back in time:  Captain Dan Wiles
Captain Dan Wiles is a canalboat skipper with Mid-Lakes Navigation of Skaneateles, offering Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake cruises since 1968.
 
Sunday, February 18th  - Horticulture Building Seminar Room
3:00 pm  What to look for when buying a fixed or removable dock:  Ron Mullen
Dockbuilder Ron Mullen owns R.A.M. of CNY, Baldswinville.
 
4:00 pm  Canalling in Canada:  Maryanne Steinberg, Information Director for Parks Canada and the Rideau Canal System.
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