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Marina Village Hosts Boat Fest

Several events focusing on watersports, waterfowl and water creatures are slated for the Island during the first weekend in March. The 4th annual Northern California Boat Fest, for instance, takes place from March 1-4 at Marina Village Yacht Harbor.

On Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, the festival is open from 12 – 5 p.m., while the program on Saturday and Sunday runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free event includes displays with more than 100 sailboats and powerboats, as well as seminars, boat rides, music, food and product demonstrations. Guests can enjoy sailboat rides and pick up details on local sailing clubs and charter programs.

On Saturday, the following seminars are offered:
– 12:30 p.m., a talk on boat refrigeration and air-conditioning with Alan McDonnell;
– 2:00 p.m., a discussion on alternative boat ownership with Phil Albury of NauticShare; and
– 3:00 p.m., a presentation on sailing the coast of California and Mexico with Pat & Carole McIntosh.

Janet Levaux