Thursday, October 18, 2012

Strictly Sail Long Beach Boat Show

There is only one boat show this weekend, and it's a good one - especially if you sail...

If this weekend's boat show round-up appears to be a bit abbreviated, that's because it is. It seems that a certain, big boat show in south Florida scheduled for the following weekend has everybody running around like chickens without their captain's license. Perhaps most folks are too busy to think about doing a boat show the weekend before Fort Lauderdale. But not Long Beach, California...

Read on after the photo for this week's boat show round-up (hint - it's all about Long Beach), or jump right to the boat show calendar...

Long Beach Boat Show
This photo from last year's Long Beach boat show was provided to us by the NMMA.

This Weekend's Event(s)

The boat show formerly known as the Long Beach Boat and Yacht Show has been re-imagined, reengineered, or simply renamed. It is now known as Strictly Sail Long Beach, and it is being hailed as the largest sailing event in Southern California featuring more than 60 sailboats of all shapes and sizes, hundreds of sailing accessories and the largest series of educational seminars in the region, plus a variety of attractions for sailors of all ages. The 2012 Strictly Sail Long Beach boat show is organized by the fine folks at the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), so even though it is the event's first year with the new name, it is sure to be a good show.

Location and Hours
Strictly Sail is going on at Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21.  Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the final day of the event. 

Bring Cash
Admission is $10 for adults, but you can get in for free if you are 15 or younger and with an adult, or if you are active military. Two-day show passes are $15.

More Info
For the latest information about Strictly Sail Long Beach and a link to the official show website, visit our boat show calendar.

Did We Miss One? Got Pics? Please Share!
If we didn't mention a boat show this weekend, please comment on the Daily Boater Facebook page or here as a comment on Thank you, and see you at the next show! 


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