This year the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 24 – 26, 2015, offers many sailing experiences. Visitors can learn to sail, go on a free sailboat ride, explore the cruising lifestyle, watch a high school regatta, and shop the latest in boats and equipment.
The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show open April 24 – 26, 2015, will feature nearly 80 sailboats available for immediate sale – new and brokerage – including catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors, yachts, and many more boat displays on land.
Always a picturesque spring weekend in the charming historic seaport, this is the first opportunity of the year for experienced and novice sailors to shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing, inflatables, boating accessories and gear of all kinds at the 100+ on-land nautical exhibits.
“This isn’t just any boat show,” said Paul Jacobs, president and general manager. “The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is a multifaceted maritime experience. There are boat tours, sailboat rides, sailing lessons, historic tours, Naval Academy tours, Maryland crab cakes, blue crabs, raw bars, craft beers, painkillers, and breathtaking views.
Lots of fun activities on land and on water will provide something for everyone, including:
On-Board Sailing Workshop sponsored by American Sailing Association and Beneteau. Instructors provided by Sailtime. Designed for the beginning sailor, this workshop takes place on a Beneteau First 22 sailboat and includes 30 minutes of dock-side sailing basics and 90-minutes of on-water sailing instruction. Pre-register at our website.
Cruisers University, a comprehensive cruising educational program, offers one- to four-day tuition packages covering cruising destinations, boat systems, navigation, procedures, and all things related to the cruising lifestyle. Pre-register at our website.
The first-ever high school regatta, Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta will race in the Annapolis Harbor and conclude at the docks of the sailboat show. Sailing teams will use the J-World Annapolis fleet of J/80’s and represent six regional high schools. They will compete for a traveling cup, designed by Weems and Plath. Preliminaries and finals occur on April 25 & 26.
Annapolis Sailing Cruises is available to take visitors aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. Register at the show. Additional fee.
Opening day networking celebration includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered by Paladar Latin Kitchen, live entertainment, cash bar, and Foulest Foulies Contest sponsored by Spinsheet. Come for the boats and stay for the party. All are welcome. The event begins at 5pm and is open to all sailboat show ticket holders, exhibitors, and staff.
Throughout the sailboat show Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar will provide free food and rum drink tastings in Susan Campbell Park.
Discover the newest fitness craze– Stand Up Paddleboard or SUP. Watch Capital SUP perform daily dockside demos of the “gym on the water.” Learn more about night paddling with LED lights illuminating the water from underneath.
Valuable door prizes donated by our sponsors and exhibitors.
more info ….annapolisboatshows.com