Special Section entry for the Best of Sports Design contest. Submitted by Rachel Schallom of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
<p>SUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL12SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012Davie Blvd.SW6 St.AndrewsAve.NE3Ave.FederalHighwayLas OlasRiverfrontTransportationCenterRiversideHotelLas Olas Blvd.AtlanticBlvd.Broward Blvd.SE 2 St.Sistrunk Blvd.NewRiverSunrise Blvd.A1AHall of FameWar MemorialAuditoriumGalleriaMallDoubleTree Hotel17th St. Causeway11SeabreezeBlvd.Bahia MarSailsMarinaBrowardCountyConventionCenterAtlanticOcean HiltonFortLauderdaleMarinaFortLauderdale1/4 MILELas OlasMarinaIntracoastalWaterwayCity of FortLauderdaleparkinggarageLas Olas Oceansideparking lotNORTHSIDE DOCKSSOUTHSIDE DOCKSINTERNATIONALSWIMMING HALL OF FAMEHALL OF FAMECOCKTAILBARGELAS OLASCOCKTAILBARGELAS OLASMARINAA1ALOMFLOMDLOMCLOMBLOMAHOF 1HOF 1HOF2HOF3HOF 2FACEFACEFACEHOF 2HOF 2LANDHOF 3HOF 3LOMExtLOMEFFGGHHIGHISeabreezeBlvd.E. 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Ifyouwant tobeamong thefirst several thousandpeopletosee the show, then youll pay theprime-time price of $36per ticket.If being first isnt an issue, butyou are looking to make a majorpurchase, thenatwo-dayticketfor $38 is your best bet. Good forany two of the next four days oftheshow, it allows youtocompari-son shop for a boat, engine, elec-tronics, safetygear, jewelry, art-work or clothing, then come backafter youve had time to processeverything and make a final deci-sion.Thursday is often quite busy atthe show, but Saturday and Sun-dayaretraditionallythebusiestdays. Monday is the least crowdedday and some exhibitors offer re-ducedprices ontheir goods just sothey dont have to pack them upandlug themback home.Whattowear: Youwant todresscomfortablyfortheshow.Onahotandsunnydayattheoutdoor venues, youll want light-weight clothing, ahat andsun-screen youd be surprised howscorchedyoucanget walkingalong the docks. If youre stayingintheair-conditionedBrowardCountyConventionCenter, youdont have to worry about that.You also want to wear comfort-able shoes because you might bedoing a lot of walking. If you planongoingonboats, youll wantshoes that are easy to take off andput back on because most exhibi-tors will not let you wear shoes even boat shoes on their boats.If youre wearing socks, make suretheyre cleananddont have holes.Ticket savings: Its best to buyyour boat showtickets inadvance.By getting them online at show-management.com, youwonthave to wait in line to buy thematthe show, plus youll save $2 perpurchase (so an adult ticket is $18insteadof$20andthetwo-dayticket is $36). Click on the IGFASchool of Sportfishingseminarson the boat show website for anevenbigger discount.Parkandcruise: Getting totheshow can be easy or maddening.The basic rule of thumb is to parkas far away from the Bahia MarYachtingCenter, whichis theheart of theshow, as youcan. StateRoad A1A by Bahia Mar is usuallyjammedwithcars andsois South-east17thStreet Causewaynear theconventioncenter, whichhasaparkinggaragethat fills upearlyinthe day.Thebest optionsaretoparkoff-site at War Memorial Audito-riumorindowntownFortLau-derdale and take one of the freeshuttlebusestotheshow. Thebuses start running at 9 a.m., anhour before the show opens eachday, andcontinueuntil anhourafter the showcloses eachday.The most enjoyable way to getto the showis by parking in one ofthecityorprivatelotsorgaragesatthe Las Olas Riverfront andtakingthefreeriverboattoBahiaMar.The riverboat captains often pro-vide an entertaining and inform-ative narrative of the routes his-tory andhomes.Get connected: Once youre attheshow, youcanmapouttheexhibitorsyouwanttoseewiththe showprogram. Or, if you haveaniPhone or Androidsmartphone, you can download the freeMyBoatShowapp.Theapplets yousearchforboats by name, specifications andsize, as well as search for exhibi-tors, manufacturersandproductsomeof theworldsmost mag-nificent motoryachts. If youveever wondered howyoud spend aPowerball jackpot, checkoutthesefloatingpalaces. As youwalkbytheSwimmingHallofFame,categories. The app also has mapsof the show, seminar information,restroomlocations andshowtransportation schedules. You caneven use it to buy boat show tick-ets.Dontmiss: ThedocksalongtheIntracoastal WaterwayhaveCruise theshow easilywith our tipsThe Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show includes miles of docks and 1,200 exhibitors, so you shoulddecide when to go, what to wear and what things you dont want to miss.AMY BETH BENNETT/STAFF FILE PHOTOOne of the best ways to get to and from the show is the free riverboatfrom the Las Olas Riverfront parking area.STEVE WATERS/STAFFPlease turn to Tips, 4Steve WatersCommentaryYou need a plan to get themost out of your experience4SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012look on land to see the typeof cars you could buy withyour remaining winnings.If a smaller boat is moreyour style, the BrowardCounty Convention Centerhas everythingfromflatsand bay boats to center con-soles and runabouts. If youjust needanewoutboardmotor, thelatest modelsfrom all the major compa-nies will be there.If you already own a boatbut want to get more out ofit, sit in on any number offree seminars. Thoselooking to do some cruisingcanpickuppointers onboats, destinations, elec-tronics, navigationandcharteringfromexperi-encedexplorers at theTrawlerPort onBdockatBahia Mar.Anglers can learn every-thing fromthe basics to tipson catching sailfish, sword-fish, kingfish and dolphin attheIGFASchoolofSport-fishingat theconventioncenter. Youngsters ages 5-16canpracticecastingandknot tying at the Kids Fish-ingClinics SaturdayandSundayat theconventioncenter.Divers can learn the bas-ics of scuba and freedivingas well as underwater pho-tographyandspearfishingattheBlueWildDiveandTravel Show at the conven-tion center, and all boaterscanbenefit fromtheBlueWildseminarsfeaturingtipsandstories byU.S. CoastGuardsearchandrescuepersonnel andLt. 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Shawn Fair-banks Finding and Using LiveBait2 p.m.: Capt. Ray Rosher Tar-geting Sailfish3:30p.m.: Capt. JoshCoeTips and Tactics for DolphinSaturday, Oct 2711 a.m.: Capt.Mike Holliday Fishing the Treasure Coast12:30p.m.: Capt. BouncerSmith Successful Swordfish-ing2 p.m.: Capt. Tony DiGiulian Fundamentals of Sportfishing3:30 p.m.: Capt. Jamie Bunn Kingfish &Sailfish TacticsSunday, Oct 2811 a.m.: Capt. Shawn FairbanksFinding and Using Live Bait12:30p.m.: Capt. BouncerSmith Successful Swordfish-ing2 p.m.: Capt. Mike Holliday Fishing the Treasure Coast3:30 p.m.: Capt. Jamie Bunn Kingfish &Sailfish TacticsTheBlueWildDiveandTravel ShowConventionCenterThursday, Oct. 253p.m.: Lt. DaveBinghamRealLife Stories fromFWC4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!5 p.m.: Chris Guglielmo Introto Underwater PhotographyFriday, Oct 262p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!3 p.m.: Chris Guglielmo Introto Underwater Photography4p.m.: U.S. Coast GuardSearch and Rescue Stories andAdvice5p.m.: Happy Hour and RaffleSaturday, Oct 271 p.m.: Sheri Daye and DimitrisKollias Spearfishing Tips andTricks2p.m.: U.S. Coast GuardSearch and Rescue Stories andAdvice3 p.m.: Bill Kyser Fitness forEveryone From Divers to Yach-ters4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!5p.m.: Happy Hour and RaffleSunday, Oct 28noon: Nicole Ordway Scuba,Get Certified!1 p.m.: Capt. Greg Logue FirstAid at Sea2p.m.: Lt. DaveBinghamRealLife Stories fromFWC3 p.m.: Sheri Daye and DimitrisKollias Spearfishing Tips andTricks4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!TrawlerPortBahiaMar, BDockFriday, Oct. 2611a.m.: Scott andMary Flanders- Blue Ocean: Howto Get Start-ed Cruising12 p.m.: Peter Swanson TheMulti-Function Display1 p.m.: SteveDAntonio-10Things You Need To Know Be-foreSteppingAboardYourDreamBoat2p.m.: ScottFlanders-BlueOcean: Long Distance And You3 p.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - CruisingTogether:How We Started And Are StillDoing It After 20YearsSaturday, Oct. 2711 a.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - Bahamas Bound12 p.m.: Bruce Kessler - Circum-navigation: What Ive Learned1 p.m.: Chris Caswell - Charter-ing2 p.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - Keys Anyone?3p.m.: LarryPolster - HullShapesSunday, Oct. 2811 a.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - ICWGulf IntracoastalWaterway1 p.m.: Capts.Chris and AlyseCaldwell - What Does It ReallyCost To Own ACruising Boat?2p.m.: JohnWooldridge-10New Boats To Look Out For ToPreview&Recently Launched3p.m.: JohnWooldridge- Gate-way to Trawler LifestyleHelpful seminars to attendSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL5Course of actionFamilyF...</p>