The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is back in Richmond.
The annual, four-day event began today and runs daily through Sunday at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.
Boat enthusiasts throughout the country attend the large show in order to board, ride and gawk at the many new-model boats displayed in the harbor. On land, including in the Craneway, tons of exhibitors are displaying the latest in navigational equipment and a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, rigging, clothing and gear, according to Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry.
Experts are on hand at the event, conducting seminars and trainings to help beginners get started and to provide additional expertise for more seasoned boaters.
Tickets are $18 for one day, $28 for two and $48 for all four days. The show runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for Sunday, when it goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information about the event’s many attractions, go here. You can follow the action on Facebook here.
“Richmond has warmly welcomed the show back and made all who host it feel like this is ‘home,'” says Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager.
Kelly said the recent completion of the Richmond Ferry terminal was a bonus for this year’s show.
The massive boat show was held in Richmond for the first time in 2016, and organizers loved the location so much they expressed interest in holding the show at the location for another five years. Previously, it was held at Jack London Square Marina in Oakland. It moved to Richmond for the extra space.