California Boating Congress set for late February 2018

The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) is sponsoring the 2018 California Boating Congress (CBC), Feb. 27-28 in Sacramento, Calif. at the Hyatt Regency.

The two-day event will bring together the marine industry and boating community to advocate for issues affecting this important part of the state’s economy and culture, and chart the future of boating policy in California.

“Based on the success of the last two California Boating Congresses, and the participation of three additional co-hosts for this year’s event, we are expecting the 2018 CBC, and our voice at the Capital, to grow substantially,” said Mariann Timms, MRA operations administrator.

This year’s Congress kicks off Tuesday evening, Feb. 27., with a cocktail reception for attendees, followed by the main event Wednesday starting at 8:30 a.m.

A keynote speaker and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Following lunch, attendees will proceed to the state capitol for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon.

Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators.

The 2018 CBC is the result of collaboration between the MRA and 11 other boating related groups, including the Worldwide Boaters Safety Group, California Yacht Brokers Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference, Personal Watercraft Industry Association, California Sportfishing League, California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau, Recreational Boaters of California, Bay Planning Coalition, Sacramento Valley Marine Association, and California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains.

For more information, visit or contact Mariann Timms at (209) 334-0061.

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