Sail ExpoSail Expo '96, billed as the largest indoor...


February 01, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Sail Expo

Sail Expo '96, billed as the largest indoor sailboat show in the nation, will set its course at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11. More than 200 fully rigged sailboats and the premieres of many manufacturers' 1996 models will be available for boarding. A preview of sleek and sporty new models will take center stage, including Sunfish Laser's "Escape," Bremer Marine's "Bremer 25" and Ultimate 20's "Antrim 27."

The expo's theme, a "Salute to Olympic and One Design Sailing," will honor Olympic medal winners and highlight current contenders. Members of the national Women's Sailing Association will make guest appearances.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Feb. 7, when the watercraft show will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 a day for the first weekend, $15 a day during the second weekend and $12 on weekdays. Call (401) 842-0620. On Feb. 2, the eyes of the nation will watch a group of rather distinguished looking gentlemen, clad in top hats and tails, gathered around and waiting to get "the word": Will Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow, see his shadow and hurry back to his warm bed to wait out another six weeks of winter, or will he stay out, signaling that spring is just around the corner?

Groundhog Day is part of a weeklong Winterfest in Punxsutawney, Pa., northeast of Pittsburgh. And many festivities are planned through Sunday, including the Groundhog Hop, bowling competitions, concerts, family picnics, breakfasts, luncheons and dinners.

Punxsutawney is on Route 36, 18 miles south of I-80 Exit 13, Brookville. For information on area accommodations call (800) 348-9393; for a listing of events, call (814) 938-7700 or (800) 752-PHIL.

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