Feb 26, 2016
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As we reported back in August, organizers of Strictly Sail Pacific, the oldest and largest in-water sailboat show on the West Coast, decided to move their four-day event to Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and Craneway Pavilion this year.

Tickets are now on sale for the show, which runs from April 7-10. The cost of a one-day pass for an adult is $18, and $28 for two days.

Previously held at Jack London Square Marina in Oakland, the more spacious Richmond location allows the show to grow its exhibition to more than 100 sailboats in the city’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. More than 200 related exhibits will be on display in nearby Craneway Pavilion.

The show’s promoters had some very nice things to say about Richmond. The city’s historic waterfront “offers an awe-inspiring panorama of the Bay and the San Francisco skyline,” their website said.

The website added: “Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned sailor, this four day sailing spectacular is the place to immerse yourself in the world of sailing! Enjoy the great outdoors while discovering all the new boats that the world’s leading manufacturers have to offer. See various types and styles all in one place. Also on display will be a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories.”


  1. a comma in title, properly placed, would have informed us that is is the first large sailboat show held in Richmond, rather than the first to be held in April in Richmond….

    Christie Look | Feb 26th, 2016

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.