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    REGISTER NOW....2023 7th Annual California Boating Congress see more

    This year’s California Boating Congress, sponsored by the

    Marine Recreation Association, is set for April 11 & 12, 2023 at the

    Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Sacramento, directly across from

    the California State Capital Park. The 2023 CBC will kick-off with

    an evening Welcome Reception on the 11th,

    with a full day of interaction with marine and boating industry

    regulators and California state legislators on the 12th.

    After more than two years of COVID restrictions limiting our ability to interact with state legislators and regulators, the California Boating Congress will return to a more normal personal-interaction format, with informational seminars in the morning sessions and meetings with legislators in the afternoon.

    Robert Newsome, Sr. Vice President, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will present an updated Boating & Economic Impact report for all attendees at the event luncheon. Robert has authored and presented on numerous industry and recreational boating topics and is Chairperson of the National Safe Boating Council. His responsibilities with NMMA include overall organizational operations, the development and implementation of strategic support for the recreational marine industry, and he serves as a spokesperson for the Discover Boating program. Republican Leader James Gallagher and Senator Brian Jones will also attend the lunch.


    The afternoon sessions with a number of key legislators who have an interest in our issues are being set up now and will be held at the Hyatt Regency rather that at the State Legislature offices, which should help facilitate more effective interaction on marine industry and recreational boating issues.


    A limited number of special hotel room rates are available at the Hyatt Regency for CBC attendees for reservations made by March 21st . . . to make reservations call Hyatt Central reservations at 800-233-1234 or book online at, be sure to mention the Group Code: G-CBCO


    This year’s Congress is being co-hosted by ten other boating related groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference, Boat U.S., Personal Watercraft Industry Association, California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau, Recreational Boaters of California, Sacramento Valley Marine Association, California Association of Harbor Masters

    & Port Captains, California Yacht Brokers Associations, and the Coastal Conservation Association of California, bringing together the marine industry and boating community to help shape future boating policy, funding, and regulation. In today’s world this effort is even more important to positively impact the planning and policies that affect recreational boating and other marine concerns in the state.


    For more information on the 2023 California Boating Congress and to register click HERE

    Mariann Timms

    Marine Recreation Association

    14900 West Highway 12, #30

    Lodi, CA 95242

    209.334.0661 Office

    209.482.1152 Cell

    209.334.6876 Fax

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     February 23, 2023