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Embarcadero launches ‘flyboarding’

Modified: Saturday, Aug 2nd, 2014

After several unsuccessful attempts, novice flyboarder Shane Dixon Kavanaugh rises from the bay atop a stream of jet-propelled seawater as instructor Jason Hardy stands by. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

NEWPORT — Guests who chafe at the relaxing notion of a leisurely swim in the resort pool or a lazy afternoon of crabbing in a rented skiff can instead launch themselves skyward with jet-powered boots at the Embarcadero Resort & Marina.

The new idea took off Thursday under the watchful eyes of Jeff Venture, the resort’s new general manager.

“We want to offer flyboarding to our guests and corporate clients — I think it will be a great team-building idea for the companies that come over here,” said Venture, who is revitalizing the 45-year-old resort with renovations spanning the 10.5-acre, 254-room property. “It will give us something nobody else has.”

For the complete article see the 08-01-2014 issue.

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