Billed as the largest in-the-water sailboat show in the Southeast, the annual Sail Expo St. Petersburg opens today with more than 100 boats in the waters off Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg.
The park also will be filled with displays of sailboats and equipment. As usual, there will be 30-minute Discover Sailing excursions geared to beginners, plus seminars for novice and more experienced sailors.
The expo is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Vinoy Park and Marina, Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $10 today and Friday, $12 Saturday and Sunday at the gate. Kids admitted for $5. Toll-free 1-800-817-7245 or www.sailamerica.com.