Richmond, CA, February 27, 2019 – The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show announces the 2019 lineup of seminars designed to enrich and educate show-goers about sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle over four days in Richmond, CA from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7.
The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show attracts all ages of marine sports enthusiasts with introductions to new water sports, boats and equipment, seminars and hands-on clinics.
“Exceptional presenters will enhance the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show this year, appealing to the next generation of sailors and boaters,” said Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager. “We are so pleased the sailing and boating experts are gathering once again in Richmond to share their knowledge and skill to help show-goers enjoy their sport at the highest and safest level. We are grateful for the continuing support of Cruising Outpost and New England Ropes, whose sponsorships enable us to present these seminars and on-water opportunities.”
Free seminars are presented over the four days of the boat show, suitable for new or seasoned boaters. Topics include how to get your Captain’s License, learning about solar powering systems for your boat, how to read the weather, self-steering windvanes, emergency rudders and emergency medicine at sea.
New this year is Saildrone Composite Fabricator Jennifer Boyle’s Women & Boat Projects, and a panel comprised of Bay Area women-only organizations headed up by Captain Kira Maixner, Sailing Instructor, Modern Sailing School on San Francisco Bay. Giving Women the Tools They Need to Get Out on the Water will provide attendees with a plethora of women-only programs that are focused on tackling issues such as managing fear, confidence about your skills, and finding a mentor, with hopes they join the Bay Area’s women sailing community and utilize its resources.
In other seminars, instructors will help show-goers learn how to prepare themselves, their crew and boats to navigate efficiently, avoid hazards and have more fun sailing and boating. Some will highlight close-to-home destinations in the San Francisco Bay, Delta, Farallones, while others focus on more southerly destinations. Cruising the Gold Coast of Mexico, Discovering the Beautiful Anchorages of Mexico with special guest ‘The Mayor of Tenacatita’ and Cruising the South Pacific seminars offer tips for offshore cruises, as well as how to plan for sailing the world.
Known for his best-selling Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, Nigel Calder will again present his highly attended Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance & Troubleshooting and Understanding and Troubleshooting Boat Electrical Systems as part of the paid advanced registration seminars. Nigel will also present, along with John and Amanda Neal, the popular Offshore Cruising Seminar. These highly popular seminars sell out annually; attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Additional details about all seminars are available on the show website, www.pacificboatshow.com.
For more hands-on learning, there will be on-water boating clinics down at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and boat show guests are invited to come down, talk with the experts, and try out boating for themselves.
West Coast Sailing is bringing the new RS21 to the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show’s in-water display at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and visitors can sail her, as they are offering free demo time slots. “We're very picky about the boats we choose to sell and I think everyone will be wowed by the RS21,” Chris Brown, Vice President of Sales for West Coast Sailing. “It maximizes accessibility, value, and pure sailing enjoyment. This is the boat to bring wider availability and popularity back to keelboat racing.”
510 Waterline offers Stand Up Paddling (SUP) at the F-Dock at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor April 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday - weather permitting). Visitors can experience free 20 minute Try-SUP rides on Saturday from 9am-1pm. On Sunday 510-Waterline is offering a SUP Intro class from 9am-11am (fee per person). Registration recommended. Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports. SUP instructors will be onsite at F-Dock to introduce the sport and talk about the latest gear choices and how to participate in stand up paddling in the Bay Area.
Down on the docks of the San Francisco Bay, there is something for everyone as the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show continues its tradition of educating and entertaining all who love the water.
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 and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details online; 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. www.sailamerica.com