National Marina Day
As fishermen and boaters, we understand the important role that marinas play in our lives. Not only do they give us access to the state’s most valuable resource, they play an important role in our economy. The marine industries account for 200,000 jobs and an economic impact of more than $16 billion dollars a year.
Marinas across America are opening their doors to the public for one day to showcase their role as family friendly gateways to boating and fishing and to highlight the responsibilities they take on in protecting the environment. National Marina Day events in Florida:
- Activities at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor in St. Augustine include a blindfolded dingy race, pirate invasion and a homemade sailboat race. Events start around lunchtime on Saturday.
- Fernandina Harbor Marina in Fernandina Beach will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Activities include a dockside boat show and their official designation ceremony for the Florida Clean Marina Program at 12 p.m.
- Fishermen’s Village Yacht Basin in Punta Gorda, another Florida Clean Marina, is hosting 10 different boat clubs, offering free weekend dockage for the event and small boat sailing races.