Special Events

There will be something for everyone at the Pacific Boat Show!

Friday, April 5

Latitude 38/Twin Rivers Marine Insurance TGIF Party

Join Latitude 38 and Twin Rivers Marine Insurance for their TGIF Party at Assemble Restaurant immediately after the show. Bring your ticket for admission. Music, small bites from Assemble & local East Brother craft beer provided by Latitude 38; Northern California wines provided by Twin Rivers; celebrity sailors plus all the boat enthusiasts make for a fun Friday Night!

Saturday, April 6:

Cruising Outpost Party!

Cruising Outpost will be hosting their Cruisers’ Party again this year at the end of the day.  Many of you know Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine started these parties 20+ years ago, and Cruising Outpost has been continuing the tradition.  Bob Bitchin will be making a BIG announcement at this party …

Sunsail is giving away a 1-week charter in the British Virgin Islands on a sailboat at the event!

Eric Stone Band will be entertaining us throughout the evening while Cruising Outpost gives away lots of goodies. They will also have beer, wine and pizza while it lasts.

 The proceeds of the event go to Call of the Sea which works with The Educational Tall Ship Foundation that is building the Mathew Turner Tall Ship in Sausalito, CA.


Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7:

Coast Guard Helicopter SAR Demos

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco will be joining us at the show again this year 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.

The team will perform a fly-by and landing at Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park at 11 AM, be on site for visits until 3 PM, and will then lift off and demonstrate an SAR mission off the marina.


Stand Up Paddle Board Demonstration

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 SUPs in the Inner Harbor Basin.  From lessons and rides to gear and local paddle destination tips!  Instructors and fans of SUP will be onsite to introduce you to the sport or talk with you about the latest gear choices and how you can participate in stand up paddling in the Bay Area.

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) offered by 510-Waterline at the F-Dock at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor April 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday – weather permitting):

  • Free 20 minute Intro SUP rides on Saturday from 9:00-1:00.
  • SUP Yoga class Sunday morning from 9:00-10:30.

Find out more and pre-register to save your place at www.510waterline.com


Every Day:

Set Sail on the New RS21 Keelboat with West Coast Sailing!

West Coast Sailing is bringing the  new RS21 keelboat to the Pacific Boat Show, and you can sail her! 

The RS21 responds to the need for a progressive, simple and affordable solution for keelboat clubs that increasingly see the opportunity for fleet ownership, league competition and training.  It puts close racing over ultimate performance, and convenient ownership over complexity. It maximizes low maintenance, value and pure sailing enjoyment. This is the boat to bring wider availability and popularity back to keelboat racing.

To sign up, click HERE now!

Model Yacht Demonstrations and Racing

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club will host radio control model yacht sailing each day, and will allow visitors to try their hand sailing the boats.  They will conduct races at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM every day and encourage all visitors, especially the youngsters to try their hand at sailing the boats with a little supervision.  Boats will be on display at their booth in the Marina Exhibition Tent and on the water for the duration of the show and we encourage visitors to inquire about the club and participate in sailing. Bring your own model and be a part of the racing!