The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is back, with a new location at Westpoint Marina in Redwood City. The show is running next week from Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7, during a busy weekend for Bay Area sailors. If you are planning to compete in the Great Vallejo Race or watch SailGP, you’ll have to plan your show schedule accordingly. The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show last ran pre-pandemic at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond and is now finally reopening after a three-year absence.
There will be new power and sailboats on display including Jeanneaus, Beneteaus, the Excess 11 catamaran, the Dufour 390, the Bavaria C42, and more.
Dick Markie from Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta, is back with seminars to help everyone who is cruising Mexico. It’s perfect timing, since entries for the 29th annual Baja Ha-Ha will be opening the next week on Wednesday, May 9. Lisa Chapin is hosting a seminar on Sailtime charters, and Mike Gunning from Electric Yacht will help you understand the differences between diesel and electric auxiliary. Mary Elkin of Modern Sailing will host seminars on learning to sail, while Virginia Gleser will share her and her husband’s experience finding harmony at sea for cruising couples.
Also returning is the Friday night social. Come to the show on Friday and stick around for libations from Latitude 38 and the exhibitors listed above. Boat shows are all about the boats, the gear, seminars and seeing old friends. We’re looking forward to reconnecting at the boat show and celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends old and new. See you there!