Strictly Sail Long Beach Anchors at Shoreline Village October 18-21

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Come aboard the largest sailing event in Southern California when Strictly Sail Long Beach (formerly the Long Beach Boat & Yacht Show) debuts at Shoreline Village in Rainbow Harbor (401 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach) Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21. The four-day event features 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 experience levels looking to get off the dock.

“From experienced skippers to new beginners, Strictly Sail Long Beach is the ultimate destination for sailing and water enthusiasts of any level,” says Dave Geoffrey, Show Manager. “In addition to entry-level boats, 50’ luxury cruisers, and hundreds of sailing products for sale, Strictly Sail Long Beach is a hands-on, interactive event that provides guests the ideal opportunity to discover sailing.”

Located in Rainbow Harbor, the center of Long Beach’s famed Shoreline Village, guests will have an opportunity to shop and climb aboard entry-level and luxury sailboats, catamarans, and personal watercraft, browse the latest sailing gear and accessories, and enjoy a variety of sailing activities and education.

Plan to stay for the day, or the weekend. Strictly Sail Long Beach features:

Take The Helm with Discover Boating: Seminars and Clinics – Set sail in Rainbow Harbor during 30-and 90-minute hands-on, skills-building clinics, along with 3-hour seminars aboard sailboats. These exclusive educational opportunities are taught by American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructors who are professional United States Coast Guard (USCG) licensed captains. Topics include Introduction to Sailing, Docking Under Power & Close Quarters Boat Control, and Introduction to Cruising Catamarans. Advance registration is recommended. Additional fees may apply.

Sailing Simulator – What’s it like to sail the high seas or cruise calm waters? Experience the dry land sailing simulator and find out without leaving shore – exclusively at Strictly Sail Long Beach.

Try It Cove – Learn the latest fitness and watersports craze, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), kick back in a kayak or climb aboard a small sailboat. Guests are encouraged to “Try it” in the water at Rainbow Harbor. Don’t forget a wetsuit or bathing suit and towel!

Strictly Sail Seminar Series – Get a rare opportunity to learn from world renowned pros during more than 60 exclusive sailing seminars with topics ranging from Sailing Made Easy and Coastal Cruising to Safety and Weather. These complimentary courses cover topics for the advanced sailor and new skipper.

Cruisers’ Outpost Bash, Saturday, October 20 – Mix and mingle with fellow sailors in a post-show, party atmosphere. Lively entertainment, drinks, food and a chance to meet other sailing enthusiasts!

Admission to Strictly Sail Long Beach is $10 for adults; youth 15 and younger accompanied by an adult; and active military with ID are free. A two-day pass is $15. Auto Club members receive $2 discount on weekday admission. Show hours: Thursday and Friday 12pm-7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Cash only. For more information call (714) 633-7581 or visit

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