This past weekend we were honored to have the opportunity to host our 2019 Ladies at the Helm event at multiple Galati locations. Confident women make confident boaters and that was apparent at out Tampa, Anna Maria, Texas, and Destin locations on Saturday. All women of the family were invited to join us for an educational seminar where we offered hands-on training to help grow their boating skills. It was a great turn out with nearly 70 ladies registered between our four locations.
The morning consisted of a presentation held by the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. The ladies learned about important boating safety procedures while out on the water. Not to mention, each lady was provided a booklet to help assist in an additional lesson on boating jargon/glossy terms and becoming familiar with all aspects of a boat. After, the ladies took a break from learning and enjoyed lunch provided by Galati Yacht Sales.
Saturday afternoon was spent growing skill levels from an experienced captain at all of our locations. The ladies learned everything from basic boating techniques, knot tying skills, maneuverability skills aboard a yacht, and much more. Our Texas location even participated in a knot tying contest to see who could best put their skills to the test. Overall, it was a great time on the water while learning all things on boating safety, techniques, and more along the way.
After all was said and done, each lady that conquered the helm was awarded a certificate of completion and of course a champagne toast to end the day. Thank you and congratulations to all of our ladies that completed our Ladies at the Helm seminar this past weekend! The event proved to be a lot of fun for everyone. We are looking forward to providing similar events in the future.
“Thank you so much for putting on Ladies at the Helm. Cara and I had a great time and learned much. I just “thought” I didn’t need to know stuff. Little did I know the importance of it all! We LOVED our group and made good friends. The classes were GREAT! All the instructors were excellent, food fantastic and the competition was fun! I can’t think of a thing to improve on. Thanks again for the fun day!” -Kathryn
“Wanted to thank you and the team at Galati for the wonderful opportunity Saturday to learn boating 101! Captain Marc was so knowledgeable, Cory was patient and a great teacher and your husband sure did know his knots! My daughter and I enjoyed every minute of it. Cory asked for suggestions and the only one I can think of would be to have some instruction on radio use. I wouldn’t know how to even begin to use one if the occasion arose.”
“Thank you for a delightful day! From the hands-on experience with the IPS, knot tying fun with John (who probably thought we were knot challenged), yummy lunch, and even some facts from the Coast Guard Auxiliary – you really knocked it out of the park! Thank you, too, for all the goodies we got to take home with us. Galati is the best!” -Susan
“Thank you so much for organizing our Ladies At the Helm class. It was such a fun and informative day! Captain John was so patient with all of us and I think we all left feeling much more confident about our boating.” -Marianne