Southern California’s Largest Sailing Event Returns to Long Beach October 24-27
|Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Long Beach show features latest sailboats and accessories for sale, plus educational seminars, sailing simulator featured at America's Cup and on-water fun for all ages|
LONG BEACH (September 3, 2013) – Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail Long Beach returns to Shoreline Village in Rainbow Harbor Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27. Guests have the opportunity to get an up-close look at and shop dozens of new and brokerage sailboats and a wide selection of boating and sailing accessories. Strictly Sail Long Beach also features educational seminars and a variety of sailing attractions including on-water sailing workshops, a sailing simulator and a chance to try paddle-sports.
“The four-day event is a one-stop shop and nautical adventure for sailing enthusiasts and families looking to discover the boating lifestyle. Whether you’re a buyer or dreamer, visitors have the chance to shop dozens of sailboats from million dollar blue water cruisers to entry-level dinghies,” says Show Manager Kevin Murphy, Strictly Sail Long Beach.
“With live music, dozens of on-land educational seminars, in-water instruction opportunities and attractions at Rainbow Harbor, guests are encouraged to stay all day and experience everything the sailing lifestyle has to offer.”
Sailing continues to gain popularity in the United States and in California. With nearly 53,000 registered sailboats in the state, the Strictly Sail Long Beach 2012 event saw close to 5,000 visitors,
a 130 percent attendance increase over 2011. And according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), new sailboat sales in the U.S. increased nearly 30 percent in 2012.
Located in the center of Long Beach’s famed Shoreline Village, Strictly Sail Long Beach features:
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. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the box office (cash only). Show hours: Thursday and Friday 12pm-7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information call (714) 633-7581 or visit www.strictlysaillongbeach.com.
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