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Special Events and Activities Ignite the 2019 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

Special Events and Activities Ignite the 2019 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

 Interactive opportunities for the entire family throughout the show

Visitors to the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, being held April 4-7 in Richmond, CA, will have daily opportunities to enhance their experience with a range of activities being offered.  From presentations by world-class sailors to hands-on model yacht racing, the show provides engagement for marine sport enthusiasts of all ages.

Every Day

Hands-On Boating Sessions

During all four days of the show, offers attendees the free opportunity to set sail on the new RS 21 keelboat. Alameda’s Club Nautique offers show goers a 90 minute cruise (fee associated) on their Jeanneau 349 with the opportunity to take the helm under the guidance of their Coast Guard licensed captains. Details on the boat show website.

Radio-controlled model yacht racing from the dock

Daily from Thursday, April 4 – Sunday April 7, 11am and 2 pm, the San Francisco Model Yacht Club will host radio control model yacht sailing and allow visitors to try their hands at sailing the boats. A favorite for young and old alike.

Thursday, April 4

Sail GP Presentation
Two members of the United States will be on hand to conclude programming on opening day of the Pacific Boat Show. At 5 p.m. on April 4, America’s Cup champion Rome Kirby and world champion Mac Agnese will take center stage to offer a glimpse into the newest global sports league – SailGP. Now in its world premiere season, SailGP offers a redefined version of professional sailing: short-format, inshore racing featuring top international sailors on six identical F50s – the world’s fastest and most technologically advanced race boats. SailGP racing will make its U.S. debut May 4-5 in San Francisco Bay, where sailing’s elusive 50-knot barrier is expected to be broken.

Friday, April 5

On Friday evening, April 5 at 6 pm, boat show attendees can join Latitude 38 and Twin Rivers Marine Insurance for their annual TGIF party at Assemble restaurant. Music, small bites from Assemble Restaurant and local East Brother craft beer provided by Latitude 38; Northern California wines provided by Twin Rivers; celebrity sailors, fellow boat enthusiasts and more.

Saturday, April 6

Learn how to Kayak

On Saturday, April 6 from 10am- 3pm Groundwork Richmond offers free on-water tours with their kayak fleet from the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. Groundwork Richmond works to restore the environment with the next generation of environmental stewards and strives to remove barriers for young people to participate in joyful outdoor activity. “Outdoor recreation is a meaningful anchor in our environmental justice strategy here in Richmond”, says Executive Director Matt Holmes.

Cruisers Party

On Saturday night, April 6 at 6 pm, Cruising Outpost’s Cruisers Party and raffle will raise money for Call of the Sea, which works with Educational Tall Ships Foundation Project in Sausalito, CA. A one-week sailboat charter in the British Virgin Islands is one of the grand prizes of the raffle. Guests will enjoy the Eric Stone Band, along with complimentary food and beverages.

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7

Coast Guard Helicopter Search And Rescue (SAR) Demos

On Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7 the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco plans to give visitors an opportunity to see a search and rescue helicopter first-hand on the ground, and watch an SAR demo on the water. After a fly-by and landing at Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park next to Craneway Pavilion at 11 am, the Coast guard helicopter is scheduled to be on site for visits until 3 PM, then will lift off and demonstrate an SAR mission off the marina.

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

On Saturday, April 6, 9 am – 1pm, Richmond based 510 Waterline offers free 20 minute mini-intros to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with short rides in the Harbor (free). They also have a ‘Just Paddle’ excursion (fee) on Sunday, April 7 from 9 – 11am. Instructors and fans of SUP will be onsite to introduce you to the sport or talk with you about how you can get out on the water in the Bay Area.

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show celebrates sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle over four days in Richmond, CA from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7. The show is in its fourth year at Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Details online at, 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 leadership role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Established in 1990, Sail America works hard to support the success of its member businesses and the sailing industry.

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