Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is one of the West Coast's premier shows, featuring new sail and cruising power boats, gear, hardware, seminars, and interactive workshops.

Discover Sailing & Boating


Whether you are a novice or experienced on the water, there is something for everybody in the programs offered at the show!

Take a cruise or a clinic with Discover Sailing & Boating. If you are a cruiser or a racer, thinking about the next boat or a charter vacation, or looking to try out the latest boats and learn about their new technologies and styles, one of these programs will be right for you! To help boaters get the most out of their vessels and to feel confident when considering their next boat, we are featuring several hands-on on-the-water clinics led by some of the best instructors in the Bay Area.

Have you ever longed to be aboard one of the many sailboats you see on San Francisco Bay as you cross the area bridges? Have you ever dreamed of sailing in a beautiful tropical location?  Cast off on a beautiful luxury cruising yacht and learn how easy it can be to make your dreams a reality!  Get a taste of cruising aboard one of Club Nautique’s gorgeous new Beneteau 31s.  On this 90-minute sail, you’ll take the helm under the guidance of one of our Coast Guard licensed captains and get an introduction to sailing. It could change your life!
Thursday – Sunday
10:30am – 12:00pm
12:30pm – 2:00pm
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Online pre-registration $75.00 per person     $95.00 on-site (beginning April 6, 2017)
Limited to 4 people per sail

The Bay Area is home to fantastic destinations on the water and what better way to get there than by powerboat?  Let Club Nautique show you how to begin by joining in on a 90-minute cruise on a brand new Jeanneau NC 9, a premiere boat in our newly enhanced powerboating program.  Take the helm for a tutorial of basic powerboat operation while seeing some of the bay’s famous sights, with one of our Coast Guard licensed captains.  Learn more about how Club Nautique‘s new power program can put you at the helm exploring San Francisco Bay and beyond.
Thursday – Sunday
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Online pre-registration $75.00 per person     $95.00 on-site (beginning April 6, 2017)
Limited to 4 people per cruise

Are you getting ready for your next charter vacation? Are you curious why so many sailors and charter companies are choosing multihulls?  What are the main differences between multi- and mono-hull sailing? Are you looking to expand your sailing knowledge to include cruising catamarans?  Then this is the clinic for you. During this two-hour, on-the-water clinic, aboard a Lagoon 38,  Passage Nautical,  will teach you to maneuver a large cruising catamaran under both sail and power. You’ll learn about docking, sailing, and general systems of a large cruising catamaran. This clinic is offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The clinic is limited to 6 people per time slot. Please note; this class assumes intermediate sailing skills and experience.  The goal of this class is to transfer your existing skills set sailing a monohull to a cruising catamaran.  The class will not cover basic sailing.
Thursday – Sunday
11:00am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Online pre-registration: $125.00 per person       $145.00 on-site (beginning April 6, 2017)
Limited to 6 people per sail

Are you considering a bigger boat and want to find out how it feels? Interested in on-board training?  This two-hour class is right up your alley!  This program is an introduction to sailing a larger boat, applying the skills you have and understanding new skills you will need to develop to feel comfortable and confident on board.  This training will give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities aboard a Beneteau Oceanis.  If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we’ll expand your horizons by teaching you what you need to know in our ASA Sailing Courses offered by Passage Nautical from our Jack London Square office, or private lessons designed around your sailing goals.
Thursday – Sunday
10:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Online pre-registration: $125.00 per person      $145.00 on-site (beginning April 6, 2017)
Limited to 6 people per sail

Is it time for you to get behind the wheel of a larger power boat? This three-hour clinic will teach you how to control a single-engine vessel in close quarters maneuvering, instead of the other way around.  It is one of the few classes in which you will depart or arrive at a dock as part of your training. All our students are pleasantly surprised to find themselves at a much more improved level at the end of this fun session. Following a short discussion about the 4 forces at work while motoring (prop walk, prop wash, wind, and current) we will review the basic undocking and docking techniques aboard a Barracuda 9.  This is a “hands-on” clinic, so you will be doing the driving.   You will practice fairway turns and backing the boat, and then we’ll move into a series of drills designed to lead you to mastery of common docking situations. The clinic is offered by Passage Nautical.
Thursday – Sunday
10:30am – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Online pre-registration: $150.00 per person     $170.00 on-site (beginning April 6, 2017)
Limited to 6 people per cruise