Please select your home edition
Edition
Helm Events 728x90

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show returns April 25-27

by Heather Ford on 25 Apr 2014
. .
On now: The third annual in-water springtime show, the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show April 25-27, will feature more than 80 new and previously-owned sailboats of all types and sizes including catamarans, mono hulls, racing boats, inflatables, and day sailors - and there might be still time to get to Cruisers University if you hurry...

The show will feature the North American premier of the Bavaria Cruiser 33 from Bavaria Yachts, which has already sold nearly 300 hulls. The show will also debut the Farr 280 One Design, the newest grand prix-racing sailboat at 30 feet and designed for a crew of five. The brand new Legacy Catamaran, the 2014 Gemini Legacy 35, will also launch at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.

Set in the charming and historic seaport of Annapolis, the Spring Sailboat Show is the first opportunity of the year for experienced and novice sailors to shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing, and boating accessories at the 100+ on-land nautical exhibits.

Fun activities to create a picture perfect weekend in historic Annapolis include:

- Foulest Foulies Contest Sponsored by Spinsheet on April 25, 6-8 p.m. New foul weather gear for the winner, courtesy of Helly Hansen and Fawcett.

- Free tastings by Bacardi Rum, Grey Goose Vodka, and Paladar Latin Kitchen/Rum Bar daily.

- Surfset exercise classes and stand-up paddleboard demos by Mantra Fit.

- Opening night networking party, April 25, 6-8 p.m., for attendees and exhibitors. Sponsored by Bay Yacht Agency/Atlantic Cruising Yachts, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Sail Magazine, Trident Funding Corporation, and Weems and Plath.

- Tour nearly 80 sailboats and shop 100+ nautical exhibits.

- In-water demonstrations by the Maryland Model Yacht Club.

- Cruises aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind available for additional fee.

Door prizes donated by our sponsors and exhibitors include: Helly Hansen Duffle Bag Set ($210 value, courtesy of Helly Hansen); Maui Jim Sunglasses ($179 value, courtesy of Shades of the Bay); and, original framed artwork by Keith Wilkie ($650 value, courtesy of Keith Wilkie).

Cruisers University, a supplemental educational program, offers 50 expert-taught seminars, a curriculum for women, and intensive hands-on programs focused on high-tech navigation and diesel maintenance. Designed to enhance life aboard a boat, Cruisers University offers modules on topics such as popular destinations, boat systems, cruising lifestyles, weather, and electronic navigation. Tuition includes two meals a day, evening social hours, and admission to the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
#springsailboat

Another picture perfect weekend at the Annapolis Sailboat Show!
April 25 - 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April 27, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Historic City Dock, Annapolis, MD

Cruisers University #cruisersu - Learn all aspects of cruising before setting off.
April 24-27, 2014, Annapolis, MD

Adult General Admission: $12
Two-Day Admission: $19
Children, 12 and under, are free
Parking Available at Eastport Elementary School, 403 sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 and Other Nearby Parking Garages Event website
Southern Spars - 100Wildwind 2016 660x82Festival of Sails 2017 660x82

Related Articles

Musto's ultimate stocking fillers
Looking for that extra something this Christmas? Looking for that extra something this Christmas? Take a look in the Musto Australia Gift Shop now!
Posted on 8 Dec
Great Barrier Reef managers and industry prepare for summer
Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop to assess climate-related risks to the Great Barrier Reef over the coming months. Current predictions by the Bureau of Meteorology and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are for a summer of average sea temperatures across the Great Barrier Reef.
Posted on 7 Dec
Fifth Blog from on board Perie Banou II
Jon Sanders is closing in on Reunion and Mauritius The west coast of Australia is now a long way behind. Then it was 3 reefs in the mainsail. Windy. A wind one gets in the region - history shows it has been the same over the past 400 years - Southerlies. Soon the wind bends. And we get the South East trades proper. For the first 1,000 Nautical Miles the Trades were what I expected. Very strong southerlies leaving the Australian shore (Shark Bay).
Posted on 2 Dec
Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function
PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach to what has been a black art of weather routing, used to chose the fastest route for racers or most comfortable route for cruisers.
Posted on 28 Nov
Only room for one at the top
The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. Zhik® is the market leader in waterproof durability with a new standard that replicates the real world sailing environment and conditions. It is an astounding four times more so than the previous leader.
Posted on 28 Nov
Beneteau Cup – A statement in family and time
Every other deity with a nautical interest seemed to sense the importance of the occasion and delivered in spades Flagstaff Marine delivered a terrific regatta to mark the 25th Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour. It seemed fitting that Beneteau had two factory representatives there as well, headed up by Director, Beneteau Group Asia Pacific, Thibaut de Montvalon and also Asia Sales Manager, Beneteau Group Asia, Vianney Guezenec.
Posted on 28 Nov
Parlier reigns supreme in Hydrofoil Worlds
The south westerly breeze kicks over the land mass over north facing beach, making for flat water despite strong wind. Whatever the shortcomings of the Fremantle Doctor on the first day of competition, were made up for in spades on day two, when the wind kicked in early at 15 knots and quickly built to 18 with gusts as high as 26. The Rockingham course is perfectly suited to such conditions. The south westerly breeze kicks over the land mass over the north facing beach, making for flat water despite strong wind.
Posted on 27 Nov
25th Beneteau Cup - Great weather. Great times. Great brand.
The 25th Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour was filled with a genuine sense of joy. The 25th Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour was filled with a genuine sense of joy. Flagstaff Marine, together with regatta partners Sydney City Marine, Mark Anderson’s Boat Transport and d’Albora Marinas, can be very proud of the achievement, but it is the owners and crews who make it all possible. Here then are some of the pics of their day! Full report to follow…
Posted on 26 Nov
Ensign want to sell your boat!
Ensign have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. Ensign, one of Australia’s largest yacht brokers, have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. At their head office location at Main Beach, Queensland, they can offer amazing rates on berthing while the boat is on sale at their Marinas Cove Marina and that means great exposure.
Posted on 24 Nov
Fourth Blog from on board Perie Banou II
Oh no - not the coffee cup Oh no - not the coffee cup - Jon keeps us all entertained as he approaches Reunion Island. The B&G chartplotter tells me since leaving the pleasant mid Western Australian town of Carnarvon (by world standards, an isolated town), that I have sailed some 2559 NM and have 751nm to go to Le Port Reunion Island. French. Reunion is a Suburb (department) of Paris. Population 844,000.
Posted on 23 Nov