2019 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Cruises Into Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, California April 4-7, 2019

 

 

Richmond, Calif. (August 8, 2018) – Sail America announced today that the 2019 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will be held once again at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the beautiful waterfront in Richmond, California, from Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7, 2019. This four-day event will feature new sailboats and cruising powerboats, gear, accessories, clothing, seminars, on-the-water workshops, and special events designed for the boating enthusiast.

“Whether you’re a nautical novice or experienced boater, if you love being on the water, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show has something for you,” says Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager. “Richmond has warmly welcomed the show back and made all who host it feel like this is ‘home.’ By the time of the show, the much- awaited improvements and enhancements to the ferry terminal and its surroundings at the Craneway will be finished — a bonus for this year’s show and those attending.”

The show draws people from around the country who come to gain knowledge, learn new skills, talk with respected boating experts, and attend the show’s renowned seminar series on topics from boating basics to advanced navigation. It also offers the latest innovative products and gear from top names in boating equipment. Several products will make their West Coast debuts, allowing attendees to be some of the first to experience them.

 About Sail America:

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing. Established in 1990, Sail America now has more than 200 members representing all segments of the sailing market. For additional information, visit www.sailamerica.com.

Follow @pacificboatshow on Twitter and www.facebook.com/PacificSailandPowerBoatShow on Facebook.

 

CONTACT:

Katie Kelly, Sail America 1.401.289.2540

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Thousands Attend the 2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show’s Celebration of Marine Sports

 

Thousands of boating enthusiasts and community members attended the  2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show over four days, April 19 -22, celebrating sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle at the Richmond waterfront’s Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.

“We welcomed a truly dedicated maritime crowd, including our passionate exhibitors and in-water boat display participants,“ commented Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager. “We are fortunate to have so many people involved who make the show a success. We are already looking forward to next year, when the new ferry service to the Craneway Pavilion, currently in process, will make it easy and fun for people to visit the show.”

In its third year in Richmond, this year’s show filled the 45,000 sf exhibit space, created an in-water boat showcase and featured additional global participants. Show management also reported that attendance had increased over the previous year. Boat show visitors crowded around the new sail and power boats and shopped for exciting and new marine products and gear. “ We had lots of quality inquiries about our products,” said exhibitor Sean Svendsen of Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply. Shoppers took advantage of expert advice and great boat show discounts.

“We’re so happy with the turnout and enthusiasm,” commented Matt Lewis, Visit Richmond CA. “Richmond has so much to offer this audience – from the dog friendly atmosphere to our hospitality establishments  and wonderful restaurants.  We were pleased to direct many of the attendees to our neighborhood gems on such a gorgeous weekend.”

Over 2,000 visitors participated in the ongoing seminars learning about weather forecasting, surface pressure charts, marine diesel engine troubleshooting, offshore cruising, medical emergencies, and more. Hands-on boating clinics featuring both sail and power boats were popular and radio-controlled model yacht racing was a favorite activity for young and old alike.

Environment and safety were a focus of the outdoor activities. A big highlight of the show, the U.S. Coast Guard showcased their water rescue helicopter both Saturday and Sunday and Groundwork Richmond hailed Earth Day with training and guided kayak tours. US Sailing presented the  Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Roger van Hertsen and his father Evrand van Hertsen for their rescue of swimmer Christian Einfeldt, who was severely injured by an attacking sea lion in San Francisco Bay in December of 2017.

Camaraderie among the boating community was at an all time high. Latitude 38’s TGIF Party was filled to capacity on Friday night and Cruising Outpost’s Cruisers Party was a big hit, raising money for the Educational Tall Ships Project in  Sausalito, CA.

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show thanks its generous sponsors, Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply, Gill, Cruising Outpost, New England Ropes, West Marine, Weems & Plath and Ocean Navigator.

About Sail America

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America. Sail America is the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Established in 1990, Sail America works hard to promote the health and growth of sailing.

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Contact: Mary Lou Thiercof, SF on the Bay

Email: mlt@sfonthebay.com

Phone: (510) 336-1047

Jeanneau America Wins Best In Show at the 2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show® April 19 – 22

On April 20, 2018, Sail America announced The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Best in Show Awards at an Exhibitor Breakfast at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond where over 160 exhibits and in-water displays at Marina Bay were contenders during the Judging on April 19. Leading up to the awards, Sally Helme, Group Publisher of the Sailing Division of Bonnier Corp, presented a State of the Industry Update, along with Sail America’s Update by Katie Kelly, Association Manager.

Best in Show winner Jeanneau America, an international powerboat and sailboat dealership with a team of world-renowned designers, has various models of the Sun Odyssey on display at their welcoming in-water exhibit.

Best in Show Water Display Award goes to Silver Seas, an exclusive dealer for Cruisers and Princess Yachts in California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest, has an exciting fleet of boats on display and even a 1985 luxury Princess yacht for special tours.

Best in Show Booth Display – 200 sq. ft. & Under Award goes to 727 Sailbags, creators of stylish and unique bags made from a variety of recycled materials, including genoa, mainsail, gennaker or spinnaker sailcloth.

Best in Show Booth Display – Over 200 sq. ft. Award was given to Helly Hansen, a Norwegian producer of gear and textiles for sailing, skiing, outdoor hiking, worksites and more – from hi-tech jackets to unique backpacks.

The show features new and exciting sail and power boats, marine products, and includes seminars, hands-on training, after parties, a helicopter rescue demo and more. The show is open April Thursday 19 through Sunday, April 22 with hours Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Details online at http://www.PacificBoatShow.com

 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry and dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing.

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Contact: Mary Lou Thiercof, SF on the Bay

Email: mlt@sfonthebay.com

Phone: (510) 336-1047

Newest Boats and Marine Products Unveiled for Attendees at 2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show® April 19-22 in Richmond, CA

New boat debuts and product unveilings launch the 2018  Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22 at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. Each year thousands of boating enthusiasts anticipate new products as the show continues to attract new exhibitors from around the world.

“I think everyone will be wowed by this year’s new boats and gear,” said West Coast Sailing’s Vice President of Sales, Chris Brown. “The Pacific Boat Show is our favorite show on the West Coast because the timing is perfect to kick off the boating season and San Francisco Bay is an inspiring backdrop for a truly exhilarating show.”

New sail and power boats on display include Beneteau Yachts, Catalina, Corsair Catamaran, Cruisers Yachts, Dehler Yachts, Hanse Yachts, Jeanneau, Riviera, Silver Seas Yachts, Tiara Yachts, and more. Three notable boat debuts:

  • Jeanneau America’s Sun Odyssey 440 – fresh from the drawing boards of Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, this new generation of Sun Odysseys reflects on-board harmony with a comfortable ergonomic design–from the walk-around decks to the split rigging and gentle companionw On display in the marina.
  • The New 49’ Princess Presented by Silver Seas Yachts – combining the latest IPS pod drive system with a modified deep-V hull to provide ease of handling, she is an inspirational boat. With a twin helm seat, convertible L-shaped sofa and generous seating aft, great lighting and a great below deck, the Princess 49 is a boat to tour. On display in the marina.
  • The RS Zest Presented by West Coast Sailing – a simple and user-friendly boat and almost maintenance free due to the rotomolded polyethylene construction. It has space for two sailors, yet is small enough for single-handing. It gets you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing. Visit West Coast Sailing at the Craneway to learn more.

New marine products include hardware, the latest in electronics, engines, solar panels, foul weather gear, life jackets, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, technical clothing, and more. A few standout products:

  • Helly Hansen’s Aegir H2 Flow Midlayer Jacket – allows you to regulate temperature in changing weather conditions and activity levels with H2 Flow technology and ventilation zippers.
  • Inflatable Sport Boats’ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board – enables you to take your paddleboard everywhere you go. It has a double re-enforced drop stitch material that allows the board to handle up to 15 PSI.
  • Live2Wake, certified installer for SeaDek’s Non-Skid products – gives you options with the introduction of the latest colors and Tri-Color combinations for this nonabsorbent boat surface protectant, which has exceptional traction, even when wet.

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show celebrates sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle over four days in Richmond, CA from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22. The show is in its third year at Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details online at http://www.PacificBoatShow.com, on Twitter @PacificBoatShow and on Facebook @PacificSailandPowerBoatShow..

Available at the Visit Richmond CA’s booth is the Richmond Trail Guide with a map of where to EAT, DRINK, STAY & PLAY in Richmond.

About Sail America

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America. Sail America is the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Established in 1990, Sail America works hard to promote the health and growth of sailing. www.sailamerica.com

Photographic images and logo available upon request.

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Contact: Mary Lou Thiercof, SF on the Bay

Email: mlt@sfonthebay.com

Phone: (510) 336-1047

 

2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Only Weeks Away From Cruising Into Richmond, CA – April 19-22

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show celebrates sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle over four days in Richmond, CA from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22.   Boats and equipment pack a 45,000 sq. ft. historic building overlooking San Francisco Bay with 21,000 sq. ft. of additional outdoor space and a beautiful walkway down to the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor docks for the in-water exhibits.

The show has expanded its exhibit space in both locations and attracted more exhibitors from around the world. Beautiful new sail and power boats in and out of the water are on display and available for tours, with boats of every size and budget from high-end sail and power yachts to multihulls, daysailers and inflatables. New marine products include hardware, the latest electronics, engines, solar panels, foul weather gear, life jackets, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, technical clothing, and more.

“We are pleased to welcome so many exceptional exhibitors this year,” said Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager. “They are showcasing the latest marine products, boats, technology and services and the seminar instructors will touch on subjects from self-sufficiency and prep for your cruising adventures to the basics of understanding the impact of tropical cyclones on our oceans.“

Free and advance registration paid seminars are presented over the four days of the boat show for those who are new to boating and for seasoned boaters; details are available on the show website. (PacificBoatShow.com). Returning again this year is the popular Weather Forecasting & Cruise Decision Making Workshop presented by famed Meteorologist Lee Chesneau and Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance & Troubleshooting by Nigel Calder, known for his best-selling Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines.

There will be hands-on boating clinics run by Bay Area companies Club Nautique and Passage Nautical.  Topics may include An Intro to Sailing a Boat over 40ft., Twin Engine Clinic – Maneuvering & Docking, and a Catamaran Sailing Clinic.  A favorite activity for young people is the free radio-controlled model sailboat racing.  All boat show guests are invited to come down and talk with the experts

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show appeals to all generations of marine sports enthusiasts with new fun events:

  • 510 Waterline offers free mini-intros to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with short rides at the boat launch ramp Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They also have a Just Paddle excursion on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., an Earth Day paddle on Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and a SUP yoga class on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • On Saturday Groundwork Richmond, an environmental organization restoring the environment with the next generation of environmental stewards, celebrates Earth Day at the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor with their kayak fleet, nature and environment interactive lessons and free on-the-water tours of Richmond’s historic waterfront.
  • Also planned is a Coast Guard Helicopter rescue on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (dependent upon Coast Guard priorities).
  • If you are at the show by 5:30 p.m. on Friday April 20, you can attend the free Latitude 38 and Twin Rivers Marine Insurance party at Assemble restaurant.
  • On Saturday Cruising Outpost hosts their annual free Cruisers Party at 6:00 p.m., with a raffle to benefit the Educational Tall Ships Foundation Project in Sausalito.
  • Available at the Visit Richmond CA’s booth is the Richmond Trail Guide with a map of where to EAT, DRINK, STAY & PLAY in Richmond.

The show is in its third year at Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details online at http://www.PacificBoatShow.com, on Twitter @PacificBoatShow and on Facebook @PacificSailandPowerBoatShow.

About Sail America

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America. Sail America is the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Established in 1990, Sail America works hard to promote the health and growth of sailing. www.sailamerica.com

Photographic images and logo available upon request.

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Contact: Mary Lou Thiercof, SF on the Bay

Email: mlt@sfonthebay.com

Phone: (510) 336-1047

 

PACIFIC SAIL & POWER BOAT SHOW SETS 2018 DATES – APRIL 19-22

2018 PACIFIC SAIL & POWER BOAT SHOW CRUISES INTO CRANEWAY PAVILION

AND MARINA BAY YACHT HARBOR IN RICHMOND, CALIF. APRIL 19-22, 2018

New Sailboats, Luxury Cruisers and Motor Yachts, Seminars,

On Water Activities, Demos, and More

 

Richmond, Calif. (September 12, 2017) – Sail America announced today that the 2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will launch at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, California, from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.  This four-day event will feature new sailboats and cruising powerboats, gear, accessories, clothing, seminars, on-the-water workshops, and special events, all geared towards boating enthusiasts.

From nautical novices to serious boaters, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is the place for people to immerse themselves in the world of boating, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new techniques, get on the water and have fun.

“The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show offers something for everyone,” says Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager.  “This signature event is designed for anyone with a passion for being on the water.  Bring the entire family, learn some new skills, spend time with industry experts, and check out the latest boat models on the West Coast!”

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show (formerly Strictly Sail Pacific) has become known for its expansive seminar series, touching on topics from boating basics to advanced navigation.  Visitors from around the country attend the show to expand their knowledge base and experience face time with well-respected experts in boating.

The show will also offer the latest innovative products and gear from the top names in boating equipment. Several products will make their West Coast debuts, allowing attendees to be among the first to experience them in person.

The show will take place at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S., and the nearby Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, at 1340 Marina Way South in Richmond, California. The City of Richmond offers some of the best waterfront access in the San Francisco Bay Area, including more than 32 miles of shoreline with access to the San Francisco Bay Bike Trail connecting nearby Albany, Emeryville and Oakland, making Richmond the perfect host destination for all that is boating. The location is just a short walk from the Richmond BART Station and AC Transit Bus Line #74 (Ford Point Stop). For more information on where to eat, stay and play in Richmond, visit http://visitrichmondca.com.

 About Sail America:

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing. Established in 1990, Sail America now has more than 200 members representing all segments of the sailing market. For additional information, visit www.sailamerica.com.

Follow @pacificboatshow on Twitter and www.facebook.com/PacificSailandPowerBoatShow on Facebook.

 

CONTACT:

Katie Kelly, Sail America 1.401.289.2540