Opening ceremony held for Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

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Opening ceremony held for 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

The Richmond Mayor’s Office and City Manager Bill Lindsay held an opening ceremony for the four-day Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show on Thursday morning.

This is the second straight year the massive boat show has been held in Richmond. It will feature sailboats, powerboats, gear, accessories, clothing, more than 100 boat industry-related seminars, on-the-water workshops, and special events, organizers said.

Exhibits can be viewed at the Craneway Pavilion at 1414 Harbour Way S., with boats and activities featured at the nearby Marina Bay Yacht Harbor at 1340 Marina Way South.

The video below features footage from parts of this morning’s opening ceremony with City Manager Bill Lindsay. The video was provided by Mayor Tom Butt’s office.

Exhibits can be viewed at the Craneway Pavilion at 1414 Harbour Way S., with boats and activities featured at the nearby Marina Bay Yacht Harbor at 1340 Marina Way South.

Displayed boats will range from the 10-foot Hansa 303W to a 70-foot Marquis 690 Fly luxury yacht. Some small sailboats on the market will be available to attendees to demo.

Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. On Sunday, April 9 the show goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $18 one-day adult, with children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. A two-day adult pass is $28 and four-day passes are $48 four-day pass (multi-day passes available online only).

Previously, the show was held at Jack London Square Marina in Oakland, but move to Richmond for the extra space and pledges to remain in the city for five consecutive years.

Highlights:

  • All-New Inflatable Paddle Board Extravaganza Demo Day – Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Races – Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., hosted by 101 Surf Sports. Bring your own board or easily rent one in advance at here, or call 415-524-8492.
  • Radio Controlled Model Sailboat Display and Racing – Watch mini yachts racing in the Inner Harbor Basin at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day of the show, courtesy of the Sacramento Model Yacht Club and Elk Grove Model Yacht Club. Perfect for all ages, visitors are also welcome to try maneuvering the model boats.
  • Life Raft Demonstrations – Sal’s Inflatables/Viking will host a live demonstration of a full in-water inflation of various life rafts, while providing valuable information on proper life raft maintenance. Saturday, April 8, at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Parties Galore – From Friday evening TGIF fun to the legendary Cruising Outpost Party with a live performance from Eric Stone Saturday evening, there are plenty of opportunities to share good times with like-minded boating fans.

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