Photo/Monique Selvester

The west coast’s largest and highly anticipated Marine Sports Expo –  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 the 45,000 sq. ft. historic Craneway 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.

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). 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

Photo/Monique Selvester

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.