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Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Celebrates Sailing

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Launch the 2015 Sailboat Season at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Not just any boat show, the Spring Sailboat Show is a maritime experience with boat tours, sailboat rides, sailing lessons, historic tours, Naval Academy tours, Maryland crabs cakes, blue crabs, raw bars, craft beers, pain killers, breath taking views.

Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

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:

Free sailboat rides offered by Annapolis Community Boating. No experience necessary and all ages welcome. Register at the show.

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.

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Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

City Dock | Annapolis, MD

Friday, April 24, 2015

10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, April 26, 2015

10:00am – 5:00pm

Adult – One Day $12

Adult – Two Day Combo $19

Children: 12 under FREE

The Annapolis Boat Shows is a premier event management company that has produced grand in-water boat shows since 1970. Each year more than 130,000 travel to the Chesapeake Bay to attend these nautical exhibitions.

For more information visit AnnapolisBoatShows.com or call 410-268-8868.

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