Strictly Sail Pacific, the West Coast’s largest all-sailboat show, opened Thursday and continues through Sunday at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif.
The show’s offerings range from free dockside seminars and sailboat rides to special presentations from America’s Cup Red Bull Youth Sailing Force team members,
“This year’s show is packed with hands-on activities and programs to encourage today’s youth to get on the water,” Sail America Association manager Peter Durant said in a statement.
The show features new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, 110 seminars, hands-on workshops, free sailboat rides and an America’s Cup Pavilion with the America’s Cup Trophy on display.
From nautical novices to serious sailors, the show is the place for people of all ages to immerse themselves in the sailing lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new sailing techniques, get on the water and have fun.
Sailboats of every size and budget will fill the grounds of Jack London Square, in and out of the water, including sleek racers, catamarans, luxury yachts and dinghies.
The show has seminars for all levels of sailors, both on land and on the water. From learning boat-handling skills and planning a dream cruise through the South Pacific to rigging and communications; the top names in sailing will present more than 100 free seminars, presented by Blue Water Sailing.
The show is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, which is dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing.
Show hours today are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the show will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday the hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 one-day adult and $25 two-day adult. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.