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Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

Booth 3

Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America’s Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Casting Class—Hosted by Joey Monteleone

Space BTO

Learn about fly fishing, bait casting and casting accuracy. Hands-on instruction offers tips and techniques for everyone beginners to advance.

  • Thursday 4pm–5pm
  • Friday & Saturday 2pm–3pm and 6pm–7pm
  • Sunday 1pm–2pm

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Sean T Hughes—the TN Balloon Guy

Space 223

Sean T Hughes, the Tennessee balloon guy will twist, bend, and shape balloons into animals, headwear and other fun shapes sure to put a smile on your little one’s face. Sean will be at the Nashville Boat Club booth on Friday from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday from 1pm to 8pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. 

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Space 503

You’re one-stop shop for schedules, rules and regulations you’ll need for the 2018 boating, fishing and hunting season.

TWRA Wear It Tennessee
Discover how advances in technology have improved life jackets and see the many different styles now available.
Floating in Fashion: Did you know there are different life jackets (PFDs) for different activities? Do you know how to determine what size life jacket you need? Have you ever tried on an inflatable life jacket? Learn how to choose the correct life jacket for your outdoor activities.
FREE Boating Safety Courses: 
Friday, January 19, 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 8:00 am–11:30 am
Free responsible boating course offered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) on Friday and Saturday in Show Office Hall C.
·         There is no charge for the class however, you MUST purchase a Type 600 Boat Safety Exam Permit and bring it to class with you. 
·         Permits can be purchased anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold
·         Online registration at https://twra.state.tn.us/BoatingEducationStudentRegistration/
o   January 19, Friday class—enter passcode NBS19
o   January 20, Saturday class—enter passcode NBS20
·         Registration available at the TWRA Booth #503 through Friday, January 19.
·         Upon completion of class and exam, show admission is FREE!


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