We’ve waited patiently, and the time has come: After a three-year break, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is back on May 4–7, 2023. With the past three years’ shows being canceled due to COVID, we can imagine how much fun everyone is going to have catching up with their favorite, and new, sailors and vendors over the three-day event.
The announcement, made in a press release last week, outlines a licensing agreement between Sail America and the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), in which the latter has assumed management of the show, with ownership eventually being transferred to CYBA. The show venue is the Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City, California, which provides extensive in-water dockage for a large assortment of sail and power boats, plus on-land space for various trailerable boats and a suitable tent space for booth exhibitors.
CYBA Executive Director Ty Mellott said, “Our goal is to support the return of a first-class Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show in Northern California that attracts regional and national exhibitors. We are delighted to be working with Sail America to produce the 2023 show. Attendees and exhibitors alike will find the location attractive with its ideal Mediterranean-like weather and the close proximity to a variety of restaurants and lodging that are within 10 minutes from the marina.”
Under the agreement, Sail America members will continue to enjoy a member discount on in-water and upland exhibitor space, and Sail America will be named as a sponsor.
“Sail America is delighted to be working with the team at CYBA. It ensures that the show will continue, that the sailing industry in that region is supported, and provides opportunity for Sail America to focus on other programs that best serve its members,” Sail America’s president Josie Tucci said. “Our goal has always been to deliver a successful, sail-focused show that attracts regional and national attention in Northern California. We believe our new relationship with CYBA will help us to achieve that goal.”
The next six months will no doubt be busy for the organizers, with planning, preparation and hard work to be done, but it will no doubt be an excellent show, and we’re excited to see it back on the Bay Area’s calendar.