Boatloads of fun on Richmond shoreline from Thursday through Sunday

by Mike Aldax the editor of the Richmond Standard

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From Thursday through Sunday, Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and Craneway Pavilion will host the largest sailboat show on the West Coast.

Sleek racers, catamarans, luxury yachts and dinghies will fill the waterfront, both in the Craneway and the harbor, organizers say. The show will include “all that is hot in the world of sailing including new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, more than 100 seminars, hands-on workshops, advanced sailing classes, stand up paddle board races, model boat races and more.” 

Among the highlights, David Casper, former tight end for the Oakland Raiders and NFL Hall of Famer, is scheduled to hand out free life jackets for the first 100 visitors to show up at booth H11 in Craneway Pavilion on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is a boat safety promotion.

Tickets for the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show can be purchased here. The cost of a one-day pass for an adult is $18, and $28 for two days.

“This new location allows us more space both inside for gear, equipment and seminars, as well as outside in the water to display all the new boats,” Sail America Association Manager Peter Durant said in a statement. “This new shoreline access also allows us to add several fun in-water activities.”

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