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San Francisco show returns in January

The third annual Progressive San Francisco Boat Show is moving its dates.
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The third annual Progressive San Francisco Boat Show is moving its dates so the show can take place during the Jan. 15-18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Highlights of the 2016 show at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 include:

  • On-water boating lessons: Discover Boating hands-on skills training for powerboats and sailing lessons from Coast Guard-licensed captains
  • Tool time: Fred’s Shed, an interactive DIY garage with experts teaching boat maintenance and repair
  • Hundreds of boats, including luxury yachts, watersports and fishing boats, sailboats, pontoons, dinghies, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and cruisers
  • Sail away: free lessons from experts on a sailboat that imitates the wind and waves indoors
  • Kids’ Zone: A bigger and better Kids’ Zone at Pier 48 with activities that include toy boat building.


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