2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show opens April 7

The 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, the west coast’s largest sail boat show, will open at its new location, the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, California, from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. This four-day sailing spectacular will feature new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, more than 100 seminars, hands-on workshops, advanced sailing classes, stand up paddle board races, model boat races and more.

From nautical novices to serious sailors, the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show is the place for people to immerse themselves in the sailing lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new sailing techniques, get on the water and have fun. Sailboats of every size and budget will fill the waterfront, both in the Craneway Pavilion and in the water at the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor including sleek racers, catamarans, luxury yachts and dinghies.

An abundance of new sailboats will be on display from Beneteau, C&C Yachts, Catalina, Elan, Dehler, Hanse, Hobie, Hunter, J/Boats, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Laser, RS and more ranging in size from an 8-foot Bic O’Pen to a 55-foot luxury yacht. Attendees will also get the opportunity to test sail some of the latest sailboats on the market including an RS Quest, courtesy of Discover Sailing. These boats are available on a limited basis at the show, get ahead of the crowd and register online.

“This new location allows us more space both inside for gear, equipment and seminars, as well as outside in the water to display all the new boats,” said Sail America Association Manager Peter Durant. “This new shoreline access also allows us to add several fun in-water activities including stand up paddle board races, model boat racing, high school sailing team practices and more.”

A packed seminar schedule will offer informative seminars for all levels of sailors, from sharpening their craft to learning something new. The best in the industry will present more than 90 free seminars with topics ranging from Solar Power on Boats to Downwind Sailing Techniques. Additionally, a collection of advanced sailing seminars and workshops includes a U.S. Sailing four-hour Coastal Safety at Sea course, challenging the more seasoned sailor. Dozens of active on-the-water learning opportunities are also available with certified instructors, courtesy of Discover Sailing.

Several new products will be making their United States and west coast debuts allowing attendees to be among the first to experience these new products in person. To see a sampling of the products making their west coast debut, please visit their website.

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