Strictly Sail Pacific

Strictly Sail Pacific is the West Coast’s only all-sail boat show featuring new sailboats, gear, hardware, seminars, and interactive workshops.

Discover Sailing

Discover Sailing is Presented by


For a complete schedule, check under Seminars -> On Water Clinics

Sailing contains everything you could want when you want to get away. There’s so much you can see and do, and every sail is different. Explore an island, enjoy a sunset from a marina, relax on the beach; do what you want when you want!  Depending on your destination, there are many new activities for you to try. Spend some time exploring islands and hike beautiful trails for some amazing photo opportunities.

Sailing is a way to relax and enjoy some time with either your family or friends! All it takes to get started is a little time on the water and a basic understanding of what powers a sailboat. With some basic instruction, you’ll soon be in control— enjoying the sun on your face and the wind in your sails!

Two-Hour Sailing Workshops

Learn skills that will last a lifetime through hands-on, on-the-water exercises.

Choose from:
Docking Skills and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Anchoring Skills that give you peace of mind to sleep through the night

Three-Hour Sailing Workshops

These three-hour hands-on skill building sessions offer a more-in-depth learning experience with additional skills training and more practice time at the helm. Created specifically for and presented only at the boat show.

Introduction to Catamaran Sailing

Four-Hour Sailing Workshops

Whether you are a cruiser looking to get to the next port safely, quickly, efficiently and comfortably; or a hard core racer determined to get to the next mark and finish line ahead of your competition, this on-the-water clinic is for you.  North U brings you this 4-hour course designed to help you get the best performance out of your boat.

Advanced Sail Trim for Cruisers and Racers

Experiential Learning

These programs vary from 90 minutes to 4 hours!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people sailing on San Francisco Bay; enjoying the sun, wind, and water? Then this sailing experiences are for you!

Join us for a 4 hour sail on San Francisco Bay on a modern cruising sailboat and along the way we’ll teach you as much or as little as you want about how to sail.  This 4 hour sailing experience will be followed by a short social event so that you can review and relive your on-the-water experience with the friends you’ve made on board and ask questions that might not have been answered on the water.

A Taste of Sailing

This 90 minute, on-the-water sailing program will introduce you to sailing and show you how easy it can be to make those dreams come true. You will Cast Off aboard a brand new Beneteau 31s sailboat with one of Club Nautique’s award winning licensed and certified instructors. This sailing experience will give you a taste of the wonderful experiences yet to come as you begin your cruising life.

Cast Off For Cruising

This 90 minute sailing experience will take place during the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, at the Richmond Marina Bay Harbor. The number of people aboard each boat will be limited so that each person will get time to steer the boat, trim the sails, and experience life on the water.

Launch Your Sailing Life

Experience the Boat Show Overnight!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a romantic private 2 hour sunset cruise for two on beautiful San Francisco Bay. Toast your special event with your favorite wine or champagne while enjoying a basket full of tempting gourmet treats. Continue your evening aboard the beautiful yacht for an unforgettable night of romance.

After your sail, your luxury sailboat will be berthed at the remarkable Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. You’ll be welcome to take advantage of all of the amenities of the marina, including a short walk to restaurants. Or you can have meals delivered directly to the boat.

Lap of Luxury Program

Sail America and its partners are busy creating an exciting on-the- water educational program for this year’s Discover Sailing Program at Strictly Sail Pacific. If you have specific ideas or suggestions for the on-the-water topics you’d like to see covered please contact Gary Edelman.

Discover Sailing