Motion sickness and the fear of a succumbing to a Gilligan-ish fate might keep you on dry land for the other 360 days of the year, but we say pop a Dramamine and suck it up. Its time to abandon your landlubbing ways because the 68th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miamiare lowering their anchors and setting up shop in our fair town. From this Thursday through Monday, youll be able to gawk at the latest powerboats as they slice through Biscayne Bay, and youll probably be willing to trade in your BlackBerry for a hook, and holler out an Arrrrgh, matey after glimpsing that shiny new sailboat, 85 feet long and calling your name. Sure, the point of the boat show is to persuade you to actually buy one of these sea Cadillacs, but it costs only 30 bucks for a two-day pass. So dust off your sailing whites and head to the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center to see which boat rocks your boat.
Feb. 12-16, 2009