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World’s Largest Most Prestigious Sailboat Show Opens in Annapolis on October 6, 2016

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This week begins the process of transforming downtown Annapolis from an urban seaport into the world’s most prestigious sailboat show.

Opening Thursday, October 6th and running through Monday, October 10th, the 47th United States Sailboat Show will have all the nautical shopping opportunities that boaters have come to expect, plus fun maritime activities like interactive sailing workshops, cocktail and wine tastings, on-board sailing programs, and a grand prize drawing of a Moorings BVI charter vacation, all designed to interest more people in the boating lifestyle.gi_63568_portal-aerial-us-sailboat-show-full

Whether a seasoned sailor, soon-to-be sailor, or a sailor for the day, this sailboat show is not to be missed. Wander the docks, explore hundreds of boats, and browse among exhibitors from around the world. Find a new pair of deck shoes, the perfect set of foul weather gear, or the nautical clock you always wanted. Stop by the Hendricks Gin Barge, Nobilo Wine, or Papa’s Pilar Rum tents for free tastings. Plan your next holiday or charter in Vacation Basin.

Bring a group of friends or bring the whole family to spend a day at the Annapolis City Dock and Harbor. Climb aboard family cruisers, day sailors, high-tech race boats, and luxury cruising yachts, plus thirty sailboats under thirty feet. There is something for everyone.

For those wanting to experience the joy of sailing, the First Sail Workshops are taught by expert instructors and are designed for the beginning sailor. These onboard lessons are sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, Beneteau America, American Sailing Association, and SailTime, and will be held four times per day, October 6-10, 2016.

“This isn’t just any boat show. There are boat tours, sailing lessons, sunset cruises, Naval Academy tours, Maryland crab cakes, blue crabs, raw bars, craft beers, painkillers, and breathtaking views,” said Paul Jacobs, president and general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

Set in the charming historic seaport of Annapolis, the 2016 show has something for everyone including valuable door prizes donated by sponsors and exhibitors.

United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 6, 2016 (VIP Day)
10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, October 7, 2016
10:00am – 6:30pm

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00am – 6:30pm

Sunday, October 9, 2016
10:00am – 6:30pm

Monday, October 10, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

VIP Preview Day – $35
VIP Preview Day + Additional Day – $48
Adult One Day – $18
Adult Two Day Combo – $31
Children – $5 (6 & under FREE)

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