EVENT SPOTLIGHT: ‘Sail to the Sun’ Cruising Seminar Set Dec. 2 at Cocoa Civic Center
By Space Coast Daily // September 23, 2017
sponsored by Cruising World Magazine
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa, Florida and the Historic Cocoa Village Association will host the first Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar at the Cocoa Civic Center on Saturday, December 2.
The Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar is the brainchild of noted cruising columnist Wally Moran and the Historic Cocoa Village Association, a merchant’s group in Historic Cocoa Village, and is supported by media sponsor, Cruising World Magazine.
The day-long seminar will help highlight Cocoa as a worthwhile rest and refresh stop to the many thousands of cruisers who pass by Historic Cocoa Village on the Intracoastal Waterway every year.
The seminar will feature cruising writer and personality Captain Fatty Goodlander. Additional speakers include Pam Wall on Crossing the Gulf Stream and Cruising the Bahamas, Wally Moran on Changes in Cruising Cuba, Mike Gianotti will offer his valuable insights on marine electrical systems and plans also call for a presentation by a weather expert.
The day’s schedule will include an hour long Question-and-Answer Roundtable, lunch and dinner, plus happy hour and entertainment.
HCVA’s Director of Waterfront Affairs, Brad Whitmore, is thrilled about the Cruising Seminar.
“It is exciting to see Cocoa working to improve our waterfront, making it more attractive to ICW cruisers and local boaters as well,” said Whitmore. “Cocoa’s commitment to the Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar underscores their efforts, there is much more to come.”
The Historic Cocoa Village Association’s mission is to help promote and encourage growth of the Historic Cocoa Village community and the City of Cocoa by organizing and hosting community events and activities in the Village.
Funds raised by the organization support various promotions, general advertising and tourism development for the community. A portion of the proceeds from the Sail to the Sun Cruising Seminar will be devoted to the ongoing development and improvement of Cocoa’s boating and cruising facilities along the Indian River.
CLICK HERE for more information, or contact Allan Chapman at info@VisitCocoaVillage.com or 321-631-9075.
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