LET’S PARTY !
Friday evening brings extra fun as several exhibitors kick back and host parties in their booths for show attendees. The exhibit hall and docks are lively and full of great opportunities for boaters seeking the best deals, all while you’re having a terrific time. Start the weekend with a bang at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show!
WHEN: Friday, April 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RACES – Hosted by 101 Surf Sports
Learn more about the sport that originated in Hawaii and is now one of the fastest growing water sports! Get “on board” and come participate or view the Stand Up Paddle Board Race in the Inner Harbor Basin on the weekend. Multiple races segmented by experience; all races will wrap up at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday April 8th – Paddle Board Races
2-mile short course – perfect for first timers
6-mile long course – experienced paddlers
10:30 skippers meeting, 11:00am Start
Invited Classes – SUP, Prone, Surfski, Outrigger Canoe, Kayak
Divisions – Men, Women, Under 18, Masters 55+
WHERE: Marina Launch Ramp
Interested? Contact 101 Surf Sports at www.101surfsports.com or call (415) 524-8492.
Registration: Online Pre-registration $20.00 – Registration on-site $30.00
Register Online at https://paddleguru.com/races/BoatShowPaddleRaceMarinaBay
Sunday April 9th – Inflatable Paddle Board Extravaganza
Team building exercise on the SUPsquatch
Exhibitor Race – short sprint
SUP Tug-o-war on SUPsquatches or individuals
Show up and join in the fun!
WHEN: 11 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Marina launch ramp
HANDS-ON SMALL SAILBOAT DEMOS
New to sailing or just want to try the fun and excitement of small sailboats? Try one of the select demo boats on the water during the boat show. We’re excited to offer demos to customers – free of charge. You must have purchased admission to the show to participate.
Weta – Fast and fun 14’ trimaran with a strong fleet in and around the Bay Area. Check out the boat in person that famously handles the cityfront!
Hansa 303W – This is an inclusive 10’ Sailboat, used around the world to let everyone sail, from youngsters to seniors and for anyone with any level of physical ability. Weighted centerboard and reefable main all make this boat exceedingly stable for any sailor.
RS Venture Connect – The nonprofit California Inclusive Sailing will be showing off one of their small keelboats – the Venture Connect. Fitted with two seats and a weighted keel, the Venture is a three-sail, fun and roomy boat for sailors of any physical ability.
West Coast Sailing will be doing demos throughout the boat show. Come see the boats that are growing sailing access around the world!
WHEN: Throughout the show
WHERE: Marina launch ramp
RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL SAILBOAT RACING & DISPLAY
Join members of the Sacramento Model Yacht Club (SMYC) and Elk Grove Model Yacht Club, each morning at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy the racing in at least three classes – Santa Barbara 70”, Canterbury J’s 60”, and Infinity 54” – in the Inner Harbor Basin at the show. Watch as the mini yachts make their way through the Basin, keeping you on the edge of your seat for the win. We will also have beginner boats to sail along with an 8-1/2-foot J class replica of Shamrock on display as well as sailing. Visitors will be able to try maneuvering the models with a “little” supervision.
WHEN: Daily, 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM
WHERE: Inner Harbor Basin
LIFE RAFT DEMONSTRATION
Have you ever looked at that white box up on the deck, wondering if you ever needed to inflate it, how you would go about it? Join Sal’s Inflatables/Viking for a live demonstration of their life rafts, including a full in-water inflation. You will be able to get a firsthand experience and ask question about the use and proper maintenance of your current or future life raft.
WHEN: Saturday April 8th at 2:30pm and Sunday April 9th at 2:30pm
WHERE: Marina Launch Ramp
SAILING AND “SUP”PING FOR A CURE
Come to the Leukemia Cup Regatta Booth # D11 to learn more about how you can have FUN and FUNdraise with the 12th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta and Stand Up Paddle Race (the SUPCUP!). The Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta is the top fundraising regatta in the country for the past 10 years. We are looking for motivated and competitive individuals to spend the day on the SF Bay showing their support to find a cure for blood cancers!
Special Event: Join 101 Surf Sports and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, April 8 for the inaugural Stand Up Paddle Board race at the boat show.
See the STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RACE info above for contact information
DON’T MISS THE CRUISERS’ PARTY!
More than a dozen years ago, Bob Bitchin and Jody of Cruising Outpost created the Cruisers’ Party at our show. Cruisers come from all over to enjoy this annual celebration of the cruising lifestyle. Eric Stone will be live and in concert, while you enjoy a slice of pizza and a beer or glass of wine.
There will be great raffle prizes, including a Kanberra Gel gift box, Pure water + filter system from Forespar, Hook & Moor boat tool and many more. Proceeds go to The Educational Tall Ship Foundation Project S/V Mathew Turner, being built in Sausalito CA.
The event is free and open to all show attendees and exhibitors. It starts when the show closes at 6:00 p.m. You must be in the show prior to closing to attend. Be part of the biggest, most fun cruising party of the year!
WHEN: Saturday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m.