Sail Expo 2003
Sails in to Jack London Marina
In its seventh year, Pacific SAIL
EXPO (PSE) comes to Jack London Square from Wednesday, April 23, to
Sunday, April 27. Working with Northern California Marine
Association as onsite coordinators, PSE has become the largest
sailboat show on the Pacific Rim. Going to a boat show is a rite of
spring for thousands of sailors and boaters west of the Mississippi.
PSE hosts 300 exhibitors from across the country and around the
globe. PSE 2003 is offering more seminars, more sailing
opportunities, and two fabulous tall ships to climb aboard Thursday
Over 80 seminars offer a fabulous
array of education and entertainment opportunities that are
unparalleled in any other venue. Among the over 100 boats on view,
several boats are making their debuts. The sailing world will see
the 45-foot Tartan 4400, with a raised coach roof main cabin, for
the first time.
New for 2003, Discover Racing
has been added for a short windward-leeward race on Friday and
Saturday afternoon to try the protected Oakland Estuary to get a fun
introduction to the competitive and increasingly social side of the
Once you enter the show gates,
pick up your free directory. This guide includes a seminar schedule
and a listing of all exhibitors, indexed by product, which will be a
handy reference for future shopping. There is much to do inside the
show and in the surrounding environs. Plan your route and show days
so you donít miss the many special events. If you canít wait to
plan which days and what to see, try www.sailamerica.org.
Show hours on opening day are 12
noon to 7 p.m. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Ferry in and
enjoy the shows.
Pacific Powerboat Expo 2003
Offers Elegance on the Water at Jack London Marina
Hosted at Jack Londonís premier
marina on the Oakland waterfront, the Pacific Power Expo represents
33 years of successful Spring boat shows. PPE 2003 includes over 100
yachts in the water including motor yachts up to 70 feet! Brokerage
powerboats, 75,000 square feet of trailer boats, all kinds of
boating products and marine accessories. This is the most boat
accessories the Spring show has seen in years really making this
show the season opener for any and all who love water sports and
Yachts from around the world make
this a truly international event with representative yachts by
builders from Australia, Argentina, Malaysia, China, Europe, Canada,
and more, many seen here for the first time. Sport fishing boats,
tournament ski boats, family cruisers, patio boats, and inflatables
are just a few of the types to be seen at this West Coast boating
exposition. Classic boats can also be seen, including Dan Arenaís
Arenacraft, the first production fiberglass boat. Engines like
Evinrudeís new environmentally friendly outboard motors, set up to
demo, are just a few of the many new options to see along with
favorite displays and activities.
Fishing University with Gary Watts
offers some of Californiaís best salt water and fresh water guides
on Saturday and Sunday and will get you fish savvy for the 2003
season. A casting contest for kids and adults with great prizes will
test your skills. Saltwater tackle will be on sale and demonstrated.
A full dayís entertainment is
only $9 per person, $5 for kids and under 6 years are free! ($2
discount tickets available from participating marine dealers, www.ncma.com
and in our ad in Bay Crossings). Pacific Powerboat Expo is
produced by the Northern California Marine Association and its
member dealers and associates. Letís go boating!
Hours May 1-4 are 10 a.m. to 6p.m.
1-800-698-5777 or www. ncma.com.