Itching to get on the water? Jumpstart the boating season with the Annapolis Sailboat Show this April. Annapolis Boat Shows, a leading management company, has been producing these in-water demonstrations since 1970, drawing over 150,000 people from all over the world to the Chesapeake Bay who want to see the latest and greatest in boats and related gear.
The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
Looking for another great rite of spring for boaters? The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show takes place at the end of April at the Annapolis City Dock. Set in the seaport of Annapolis, it displays catamarans, mono hulls, racing boats, and inflatables—a total of over 100 new and brokerage boats. Check out the vessels and spend some time shopping for the latest equipment, including electronics, clothing and other accessories. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $12; children under 12 are free.
Need to get educated before you set sail? As part of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, Cruisers University will hold workshops providing lessons from professionals and hands-on experience. Topics include learning how to troubleshoot and maintain engines, navigate in coastal and offshore weather, cruising courses, and classes on maintaining a boat above and below the waterline. Visit the Cruiser University for information on course schedules and package prices. Courses and workshops will be held at the Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy. (Valid photo ID required).