Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show Is Set for April

West Coast sailors will flock to Richmond for the annual Bay area watersports celebration.

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show
Sailboats and visitors crowded the docks last year at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, where the in-water portion of the Pacific Sail and Power show takes place.Courtesy of Sail America

Early bird tickets are on sale through the remainder of March for the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, which runs April 19 to 22 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.

The show features extensive land exhibits in the Craneway hall, and in-water displays of new sail and power boats at the adjacent Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. Attendees can also register now for the Discover Sailing and Boating program, which offers sailors and would-be skippers a chance to get out on the water.

Again this year, the show will host four days of free and for-a-fee seminars on topics ranging from self-steering windvanes and safety-at-sea techniques to visiting Mexico by boat and diesel engine repair. A complete schedule is posted online.

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show
Radio-controlled boat races at The Pacific Sail & Power Boat ShowMark Pillsbury

Show organizers are also promising a few extras this year, including Earth Day festivities, a Coast Guard helicopter rescue, and radio-controlled boat races, as well as an expanded food truck court. A full list of exhibitors is also available online.