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

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

Sailing is a great sport and lots of fun! 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:
• Advanced Docking Skills and Close Quarters Maneuvering
• Advanced Anchoring Skills that give you peace of mind to sleep through the night

Space is limited to four people per boat in order to give each participant individual instruction. Only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show and is highly recommended. Course fee: $95 per person/per session in advance; $125 at the show. For workshop description, schedule and to register CLICK HERE.

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

Space is limited to six people per boat in order to give each participant individual instruction. Only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show and is highly recommended. Course fee: $125 per person/per session in advance; $150 at the show. For workshop description, schedule and to register CLICK HERE.

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

Space is limited to 6 people per clinic aboard a new Beneteau 35, supplied by Passage Yachts .  Pre-registration is highly recommended as only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show.  Sing-up individually or with your entire crew!  Course fee: $95 per person (one additional crew member $75 pp), Crew of 6: $400; $125 per person at the show.

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