The Annapolis Sailboat Show will return to Annapolis this weekend for the primary time since 2019.
The three-day spectacle kicks off Friday at 10 a.m. that includes about 35 sailboats that might be moored round City Dock downtown, mentioned Annapolis Boat Shows General Manager Sheila Jones.
The Sailboat Show was final held in Annapolis in 2019. In 2020, each reveals have been canceled and final yr the 2 occasions have been mixed into one four-day occasion on Kent Island.
Last weekend the powerboat-focused Bay Bridge Boat Show drew 1000’s of tourists over 4 days. Though she couldn’t give a precise quantity, Jones mentioned attendance was on par with 2019.
“This is our first year back after two years away,” Jones mentioned. “We’re having good weather and we’ve had good presale tickets.”
The spring present, and its counterpart within the fall, are the one all-sails reveals within the nation, Jones mentioned.
Here’s what to know in regards to the Annapolis Sailboat Show:
The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show hours are 10 a.m. to six:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Sunday.
There are greater than 100 on-land exhibitors this yr, up from 84 in 2019, Jones mentioned.
Just a few new exhibitors might be displaying their wares this yr, together with CoBoaters, a social community for crusing aficionados; Electric Yacht, which gives electrical boat motors, batteries and chargers; and BMW, which might be test-driving for a few of its electrical autos.
There might be academic alternatives and free seminars all through the weekend. Cruisers University will supply courses in marine climate forecasting, conventional navigation methods, heavy climate crusing and different courses. An offshore emergency medication class will information contributors by means of a variety of medical methods on the open seas. Daily seminars on incomes a captain’s license, docking and line dealing with are additionally obtainable.
The present may even function door prizes, together with 4 tickets to the United States Sailboat Show this fall, and a tasting tent with alcoholic drinks sponsored by Breakthru Beverages Maryland.
Tickets could be bought at www.annapolisboatshows.com. General admission is $20 per day.
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VIP tickets are $85. A handful are nonetheless obtainable for Friday and Sunday. Saturday is offered out. VIP tickets embrace reserved parking for $15 on the Donner Parking lot at 120 Compromise St.
Children ages 12 and below are free.
No exchanges or refunds.
Pets and strollers are prohibited on the occasion attributable to issues of falling within the water or being a tripping hazard.
The closest parking storage to City Dock is the Noah Hillman Garage, positioned two blocks away.
The storage might be open to attendees by means of the tip of the Sailboat Show on Sunday. The storage will near parking for demolition on Monday with the development of a brand new parking construction anticipated to take 14 to 16 months.
Other parking choices could be discovered at annapolisparking.com.