Sail America, the national trade organization with the mission of growing the sailing market, said Discover Sailing will host an expanded collection of hands-on workshops and on-the-water learning opportunities at the 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show.
The show is set to take place April 7-10 at its new location — Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, Calif.
To promote sailing, the hands-on Discover Sailing Workshops will focus on skill-building sessions offering a more-in-depth learning experience with additional skills training and practice time at the helm.
During the last two years, Discover Sailing has expanded beyond its traditional program to include additional hands-on, on-the-water educational and training programs for consumers looking to learn more. The programs introduce existing sailors to new forms of sailing and new types of gear and equipment and help them ramp up their skill levels.
At this year’s boat show Discover Sailing will offer more than 10 advanced and on-the-water seminars and workshops sponsored by Cruising Outpost and Harken.
Additionally, workshops hosted by Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, Modern Sailing and Club Nautique will include such topics as Advanced Sail Trim for Cruisers and Racers; Anchoring; and Catamaran Sailing.
“The Discover Sailing workshops at this year’s Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show will bring new sailors into the sport, as well as deepen longtime sailors’ commitment to the sport,” Discover Sailing director Gary Edelman said in a statement. “With attendees representing all skill levels, the clinics at the boat show are a fantastic venue for participants to discover the world of sailing and hone their skills.”