Hours of the festival are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Weekday tickets are $12.00 and weekend tickets are $15.00 for adults, while children ages 15 and under accompanied by an adult get in free. Tickets can be purchased online (https://v2.interactiveticketing.com/
Learn about the finest sailboats and sailing products being produced today from the more than 250 international and domestic sailing companies that will be present at the show. Find out about the latest in modern boat designs, sailing and boating tools, equipment, and accessories through demonstrations and interactive seminars by some of the most respected designers in the industry. The Strictly Sail boat show is designed to offer exciting opportunities for both novice sailors and experts alike.
Included with the price of admission, every hour of the festival will feature presentations, seminars, and hands-on activities for everyone who attends the event. The Author’s Corner will offer exciting tales of maritime exploits while informative and hands on seminars will take an in depth look at the newest in sailing technology from some of the foremost experts around the world.
Each day’s interactive seminars will give beginners the chance to learn the basics of sailing, while more advanced seminars will focus on repairing, maintaining, and improving the operation of a sailing vessel.
For an opportunity for everyone in the family to get involved in the event’s festivities, a sailing pond will be set up with remote control sail boats where attendees can race to win the best sailor status.
In addition to all the events going on at the show this year, there will be a number of sweepstakes throughout the festival with a chance to win great prizes including a Topaz Taz 2012 sailboat, a paddleboat, a week long vacation in the Virgin Islands, and a month of unlimited sailing lessons from 3rd Coast Cruising.
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