I don’t know about you but as soon as the craziness of Christmas and the holidays was over I immediately started thinking about the shore. Can’t wait to get back down to the Jersey shore and think about summertime and sand and surf and fun in the sun. Which is why I’m so excited about our next giveaway: tickets to the Atlantic City Boat Show! Two lucky phillyfun4kids readers will each receive a family four pack of tickets to the upcoming Atlantic City Boatshow taking place February 1-5, 2012.
The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show returns to its port of call, the Atlantic City Convention Center, February 1-5, to entertain, inform and equip families for a summer on the water. New and experienced boaters are invited to escape the winter chill and bask in the warmth of a 30 percent larger show with hundreds of boats of all types and sizes as well as thousands of boating accessories. And this year there are lots of events appropriate for all ages so the whole family can enjoy the show.
In addition to the swell of boats and accessories, this year’s show provides entertainment for anyone looking to enjoy the boating lifestyle. Visitors can test their maritime moxie in the new Boating Simulator, beat the clock to the dock in the Power Boat Docking Challenge, scuba dive (for real!), and hear riveting tales of rogue waves from a world-famous teenage sailing adventurer, Abby Sunderland.
Highlights of the 2012 Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show include:
New! Take the Wheel at the Boating Simulator: Visitors can take the helm and experience some of the most ferocious (or tranquil) sea conditions at the interactive Boating Simulator, brought to the show by the Annapolis School of Seamanship. Guests can drive boats ranging from cruise ships to coast guard vessels in lifelike boating settings and any weather condition, all shown on three giant flat screens.
New! Meet Famous Teenage Sailing Adventurer, Abby Sunderland: You may not recognize her name, but you know her story. At age of sixteen, Abby Sunderland set sail in a quest to become the youngest solo sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe, only to be thwarted by a rogue wave that left her lost at sea for two days. Visitors can meet Abby, learn the importance of training and faith, and get signed copies of her book, Unsinkable.
Try Scuba in the DEMA ‘Be a Diver Pool’: Try scuba in a heated pool! During the past seven years tens of thousands of people have been introduced to scuba diving in the DEMA ‘Be a Diver Pool.” Anyone age 10 and older can discover the fun and exciting sport of scuba diving in the comfort of the tropically-warm pool. Not only can visitors scuba dive for free, but they can test some of the latest scuba equipment and have a photo taken underwater as a keepsake of their diving adventure.
New! Power Boat Docking Challenge: Novice and veteran boaters alike can become more confident at the helm at the Power Boat Docking Challenge. Participants will compete against the clock, steering and docking a 4-ft, twin engine, remote-controlled power boat from a life-size boat helm down a 20-ft.pool into a marina and ultimately a slip, for a chance to win prizes.
Miss GEICO Race Boat: The undisputed Offshore World Champion! Visitors to the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show will have the chance to see four-time World Champion, famous offshore powerboat Miss GEICO. It’s not a boat; it’s a neon green catamaran missile!
New! Paddlepalooza: Paddle sports are taking the nation by storm, with fitness benefits and fun for all ages. Visitors new to the sensation or those looking for the latest paddle techniques, will find information on land paddling, board education, stroke techniques, and fitness paddling classes that this section of the show.
For the Little Skippers: Kids can join the fun at the Atlantic City Boat show navigating a mini lake in their own paddle boat and on Saturday, pose for photos with SpongeBob Squarepants, Bikini Bottom’s favorite resident. Inventive young boaters can Build A Boat! Presented by Sea Quest Kids, with the chance to build a life-size boat with their own hands while also learning about boating and water safety.
To enter to win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Atlantic City Boat Show, check out the show website at http://www.acboatshow.com/ and leave a comment below by Tuesday January 31st at 11:59 pm Eastern. The winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on Wednesday February 1st.
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If I’m doing my math correctly, that’s a total of seven chances to win!!
Don’t forget to leave your name and email address so we can contact you with details on how to claim your tickets if you win. Good luck!!
Restrictions: Giveaway is limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.
Disclaimer: Giveaway tickets for this giveaway were provided by the Atlantic City Boat Show. All opinions expressed about boating or the shore are our own.