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Boat Fest Comes to Alameda’s Marina Village

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The Northern California Boat Fest is taking place this Thursday through Sunday at Marina Village.

On Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24 -25, Boat Fest events will take place from 12 to 5 p.m., while on Saturday and Sunday, activites are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of sailing vessels and power boats will be on display. There will also be food, entertainment and talks on boating.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, for instance, Rob Grant of Latitude 38 magazine will discuss the America’s Cup and how it will impact the sailing community of San Francisco Bay.

Also, many sailing schools and yacht groups will have exhibits and representatives on hand to talk about their programs.

The event is free and includes a variety of vendors.

Janet Levaux