Open Sailing put on quite a display at the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show in Oakland this year. With a total of 5 boats you couldn’t miss these unique looking race boats especially in the crowd of much larger more cruising orientated sail boats.
The Pogo 2 was definitely the star of the show attracting the most attention at the dock. To the seasoned sailor it was an opportunity to check out a boat that they have only seen in pictures, and to others it was something completely new and exciting, either way the Pogo 2 continued to turn heads and get compliments!
Also on display was the ever popular Open 5.70. The fleet in Northern California has tripled in size since the last years Strictly Sail Boat Show and there are now 11 actively racing Opens on San Francisco Bay. With the Spring Dash just the weekend before there was a lot of buzz around the boat. With one on the trailer, one in the water, and one available to go sailing there was plenty of opportunity to learn everything there is to know about this hot race boat. The season for the fleet has had a strong start already with plenty more events planned – check out the Northern California Racing Calendar and contact the Fleet Captain, Marc Finot at firstname.lastname@example.org, for crewing opportunities.
Finally we had the all carbon Open 6.50 on display. This unique clear coated, LA Kings branded racing machine certain caught the eye of everyone passing by. With 3 boats in Southern California this rocket ship of a sailboat has proven to be a lot of fun on the water.
Check out the gallery of pictures below, as well as a larger gallery on Facebook.