LATE BREAKING UPDATES AND SHOW REPORTS:
MAJOR SHOW ENHANCEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR STRICTLY SAIL PACIFIC
Plans are well underway for the 2010 Strictly Sail Pacific, April 15-18, 2010 at the newly renovated Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. This year’s show returns to its exclusive sail-only status, plus offers a wealth of show enhancements designed to benefit both exhibitors and attendees.
As a result of exhibitor and attendee feedback, the show shifts to an improved four-day format. Another key change includes moving the majority of the booth exhibitors to a 30,000 square foot indoor facility – site of the former Barnes & Noble bookstore – which will accommodate approximately 150 booths. The storefront, situated in the heart of Jack London Square, offers convenient underground parking, excellent facilities and, rain or shine, a climate-controlled environment. The new layout will improve traffic flow and provide maximum convenience for attendees.
Also new for 2010 is the addition of premium pre-owned boats in the in-water section of the show which is designed to enhance the show by providing attendees with a wider selection of boats to view. The small boat section will also be expanded to include affordable dinghies, trailerable boats and one-design classes.
In addition, improved indoor seminar facilities are expected to be a big hit with show-goers and presenters alike. A full slate of special event activities, including the popular Latitudes & Attitudes Cruisers’ Bash, wine tasting, celebrity speakers, local regattas, youth activities and the Discover Sailing free sailboat rides, are all being planned by the local show committee. In addition, a VIP Preview Night for all in-water exhibitors on the evening prior to the show opening is being organized.
To secure your space at Strictly Sail Pacific, please send Sail America the Space Contract, Directory Form, Boat List (in-water exhibitors only) and the 40% deposit by the January 30 deadline.
Please review the following documents to book your space at the show:
- Click Here to view the Site Plan and Floor Plans
- Click Here for the Space Application Form
- Click Here for the Directory Form
- Click Here for the Boat List
Sail America Members Receive Discounted Space Rates.
In other related news, Mitch Perkins of Tiburon, California has joined the Sail America team as general sales manager for Strictly Sail Pacific. With 18 years in advertising sales at Latitude 38 Magazine, he has developed numerous relationships in the West Coast sailing marketplace and community. As a current sales associate with Cruising Cats USA, he also brings experience in yacht sales and marketing, and understands both the realities and challenges of the current marketplace.
“I look forward to working with my former business associates again and getting to know those I haven’t worked with,” said Perkins. “When the opportunity to work with Sail America came along, I felt it was the right time to get back on the docks. It feels good to be back among familiar faces and promoting the great sport of sailing!”
Added Sail America Executive Director Jonathan Banks, “We are pleased to welcome Mitch aboard. Besides his obvious enthusiasm for the lifestyle and business of sailing, he brings a keen understanding of the marketplace which we believe will help serve the needs of our customers and exhibitors.”
Show Details at a Glance
||Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
||Thursday, April 15 – Sunday, April 18, 2009
||Thursday: 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm
||Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
||Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
||Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
V.I.P. Preview Night (Sailboats only): 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 14
||$12 – Thursday and Friday (Adults)
||$15 – Saturday and Sunday (Adults)
||$24 – Two-Day Adult Pass
||$50 – Five-Day Pass (Available Online Only)
||FREE – Children 15 years and under (when accompanied by a paid adult)
Sales – Mitch Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Show Manager – Jonathan Banks (email@example.com)
Show Chair – Sean Svendsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Operations Manager – Jorgen Bateman, NCMA (email@example.com)
Seminars – Patty Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org)