Strictly Sail Pacific unveils speaker lineup


Strictly Sail Pacific, the all-sailboat West Coast show set for April 10-13 in Oakland, Calif., announced its speaker lineup.

Topics range from practical tips on cruising to guidance on planning ocean voyages and visiting exciting destinations such as Mexico, the Channel Islands and the South Pacific. Expert speakers will provide anchor training and weather analysis training, as well as offer storm avoidance and survival tips.

The show’s educational component is made up of three types of programs: free seminars, which provide a top-level taste of sailing topics and will take place in the Jack London Market Building Exhibit Halls A, B, C and D; advanced (paid) seminars, which offer in-depth, hands-on interactive sailing education and will take place in conference rooms at the Waterfront Hotel; and on-the-water (paid) seminars, providing practical hands-on education out on the water.

Some of this year’s featured speakers at the free seminars, sponsored by Cruising World, include Latitude 38 managing editor Andy Turpin; Cruising Outpost editor Bob Bitchin; Blue Water Sailing editor and publisher George Day; editor-at-large Kimball Livingston; Morrelli Melvin Design and Engineering Inc. president Gino Morrelli; Amanda and John Neal of Mahina Expeditions; Kame Richards of Pineapple Sails; Holly Scott of Charlie’s Charts; and cruising consultant Pam Wall.

Strictly Sail has a full list of seminars on its website.