San Francisco show returns in January

The third annual Progressive San Francisco Boat Show is moving its dates.

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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