The 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, previously held at Jack London Square Marina in Oakland, has moved this year to a more spacious location that allows its exhibition to grow to more than 100 sailboats of every size and budget. Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way S., and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor is nearby.
Sleek racers, catamarans, luxury yachts and dinghies will fill the waterfront, both in the Craneway and the harbor, organizers say. The show will include “all that is hot in the world of sailing including 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.”
Among the highlights, David Casper, former tight end for the Oakland Raiders and NFL Hall of Famer, is scheduled to hand out free life jackets for the first 100 visitors to show up at booth H11 in Craneway Pavilion on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is a boat safety promotion.
“Casper will share boating stories and participants are encouraged to bring their old life jackets to exchange for a free brand new Type-III PFD, courtesy of GetMyBoat and SailSFBay.org,” event organizers said.
Tickets for the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show can be purchased here. The cost of a one-day pass for an adult is $18, and $28 for two days.
“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,” Sail America Association Manager Peter Durant said in a statement. “This new shoreline access also allows us to add several fun in-water activities.”
Here’s some of the fun activities featured at this year’s event:
Photo courtesy of the Strictly Sail Pacific Facebook page.
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