Richmond, CA, March 26, 2019 – 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.
Hands-On Boating Sessions
During all four days of the show, West Coast Sailing 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, 11 am 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 SailGP Team will be on hand to conclude programming on opening day of the Pacific Boat Show. At 5 pm 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 and 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 10 am - 3 pm 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.
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 3pm, then will lift off and demonstrate an SAR mission off the marina.
Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding
On Saturday, April 6, 9 am – 1 pm, 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 - 11 am. 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.