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Hogan declares June “Adaptive Boating Month”

Hogan declares June “Adaptive Boating Month”

| June 13, 2018

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a Proclamation declaring June 2018 as Adaptive Boating Month.  The Proclamation was formally presented to Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating President Brad LaTour by Maryland Department of Disabilities Assistant Secretary Bill Frank prior to the awards ceremony at the 20th Annual Don Backe Memorial CRAB Regatta hosted by the Annapolis […]

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Seas the Bay with the Schooner Woodwind 25th Anniversary beer

Seas the Bay with the Schooner Woodwind 25th Anniversary beer

| May 27, 2018

Schooner Woodwind is excited to announce an exclusive beer brewed especially for them by Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia, MD for their 25th Anniversary.  Named Seas the Bay IPA, this beer is a bright and drinkable beer with pineapple, lime, and ginger. The brightly colored label is original artwork showing the Schooner Woodwind sailing toward […]

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Schooner Woodwind to celebrate 25 years

Schooner Woodwind to celebrate 25 years

| May 23, 2018

Schooner Woodwind is pleased to announce they have lined up a week of very special sunset sails to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  The special cruises were all selected for their connection to the Schooner Woodwind’s past and present and promise to be both fun and nostalgic. Highlights include the Monday June 4th sail, titled History of the […]

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Spring boat shows break records again

Spring boat shows break records again

| May 15, 2018

Breaking attendance records, the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show (April 20-22) and the Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 27-29) were great successes by all measures. Despite generally below average spring temperatures, all-time attendance records were set on epic back-to-back Saturdays, propelling both shows to experience impressive growth. Overall attendance grew by 4.5 percent to establish the best ever […]

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Annapolis Rec & Parks to offer Safe Boating courses this summer

Annapolis Rec & Parks to offer Safe Boating courses this summer

| May 3, 2018

Annapolis Recreation and Parks announces three Maryland Safe Boating Courses to be offered in May, June and July. This eight-hour course and test satisfies Maryland law for any person born after July 1, 1972, to operate a motorized boat in Maryland waters. The course covers legal requirements, navigation rules, preparation and trailers, accidents, weather and […]

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OkoumeFest scheduled for May 18-19

OkoumeFest scheduled for May 18-19

| April 29, 2018

Spring is here and the schedule is heating up for Chesapeake Light Craft, the boat kit experts, with the 20th annual two-day rendezvous of wooden small craft known as OkoumeFest. Chesapeake Light Craft’s 20th annual “OkoumeFest” is scheduled this year for Friday-Saturday, May 18-19. Both days are free and family-friendly. The rendezvous begins Friday with an open house, […]

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Boating season off to deadliest start in six years

Boating season off to deadliest start in six years

| April 27, 2018

Boating accidents have claimed the lives of four people in Maryland so far this year, the deadliest start to a boating season in more than six years. Saturday is the opening of the striped bass fishing season, meaning an increase in boating traffic at a time when water temperatures remain dangerously low. The Maryland Natural […]

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More than 400 boats expected at this weekend’s Bay Bridge Boat Show

More than 400 boats expected at this weekend’s Bay Bridge Boat Show

| April 25, 2018

More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 – 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is […]

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More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

| April 14, 2018

More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 – 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is […]

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Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show around the corner

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show around the corner

| April 11, 2018

The three-day Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show opens Friday, April 20th at 10:00AM. This year in addition to nearly one hundred sailboats, exhibitors will demonstrate small boats and water toys including small personal and teaching sailboats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, easy kayak docking and launching platforms, electric motors, and more. Annapolitans may observe the demos […]

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More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

| April 7, 2018

More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 – 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is […]

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Hinckley Yachts to sponsor AYC’s Spring Race to Oxford

Hinckley Yachts to sponsor AYC’s Spring Race to Oxford

| April 6, 2018

Interest and enthusiasm for the inaugural Spring Race to Oxford has been building. Further momentum for the new event was created recently when a powerhouse sponsor was brought onboard. Annapolis Yacht Club is proud to announce that Hinckley Yachts will serve as presenting sponsor for the Spring Race to Oxford, which is being held on […]

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More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

More than 400 boats expected at upcoming Bay Bridge Boat Show

| March 29, 2018

More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 – 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is […]

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Happy Birthday Schooner Woodwind

Happy Birthday Schooner Woodwind

| March 24, 2018

Schooner Woodwind celebrates 25 years of sailing in Annapolis! Since 1993 Schooner Woodwind has been providing unique sailing experiences on the Chesapeake Bay aboard 74-foot Schooners. The vision that Ken and Ellen Kaye, two school teachers from Connecticut who faced the cutting of arts funding, dreamed up became a reality when they decided to research […]

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Announcing:  The Triple Crown of Sailing

Announcing: The Triple Crown of Sailing

| March 23, 2018

The three major charity sailing events in Annapolis, Maryland are pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing by Weems & Plath. The CRAB Cup, The Leukemia Cup, and the Hospice Cup will jointly promote participation in their three sailing races and the awarding of the Weems & Plath Triple Crown […]

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More than 400 boats expected at next weekend’s Bay Bridge Boat Show

More than 400 boats expected at next weekend’s Bay Bridge Boat Show

| March 21, 2018

More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 – 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is […]

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What REALLY happened to those paddle boarders in the windstorm?

What REALLY happened to those paddle boarders in the windstorm?

| March 6, 2018

The following appeared on the CapitalSUP website in response to the news that a group of paddle boarders had to be rescued from the Severn River during this past weekend’s wind storm. Friday was windy.  Really windy.  Myself, Brian Schmid, and Mary Howser decided to go for a downwinder.  A downwinder, for those who don’t […]

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Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS this weekend

Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS this weekend

| February 21, 2018

Do you know a student who loves boats? The water? Science? Technology? Math? If so, you need to save this date: On February 24, 2018 the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation will bring together students and marine and maritime industry professionals for the Marine and Maritime Career Expo at Annapolis High School. Over fifty organizations will […]

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Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS on February 24th

Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS on February 24th

| February 14, 2018

Do you know a student who loves boats? The water? Science? Technology? Math? If so, you need to save this date: On February 24, 2018 the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation will bring together students and marine and maritime industry professionals for the Marine and Maritime Career Expo at Annapolis High School. Over fifty organizations will […]

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Boat Shows announce 2018 schedule

Boat Shows announce 2018 schedule

| January 15, 2018

The Annapolis Boat Shows, an events management company that produces four in-water boat shows and coordinates many boating educational programs, announces its 2018 sail and power boat show schedule. “For the past few years, we have strived to make our boat shows more interactive and fun. We have added boating classes, experiential programming, and lessons […]

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Merry Christmas Annapolis, boat shows share nearly $500K in profits with City Council

Merry Christmas Annapolis, boat shows share nearly $500K in profits with City Council

| December 18, 2017

At Monday’s City Council meeting Paul Jacobs, President and General Manager of Annapolis Boat Shows, presented the Mayor and the City Council with $464,088.68 for the use of City Dock and Ego Alley for two weeks in October, representing 45 percent of receipts for tickets sold at the fall boat shows. Each year the total […]

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Get on board the Jolly Express this Holiday Season

Get on board the Jolly Express this Holiday Season

| December 8, 2017

With lots of cheer, Cruises on the Bay℠ by Watermark® opens Jolly Express Cruises for the 2017 holiday season. Miss Anne is decked out in her reindeer best with a bright red nose and antlers offering 45-minute Spa Creek sleigh rides in December. Captain Santa is at the helm! A cruise on the Jolly Express […]

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