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Annapolis Boat Club opens second location in Pasadena

Annapolis Boat Club opens second location in Pasadena

| August 19, 2018

Annapolis Boat Club has announced its second and newest location at Atlantic Resort Marina, located at 2010 Knollview Avenue, Pasadena, MD 21122! The Club boasts a brand new fleet for 2018 with a straightforward concept: “join the club and use our boats…the ENTIRE fleet!”  The first batch of new boats; from 21 to 24 feet, […]

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Fishing boat and sailboat collide off Thomas Point

Fishing boat and sailboat collide off Thomas Point

| August 17, 2018

The US Coast Guard is investigating how a charter fishing boat landed on top of a sailboat today in the Chesapeake Bay off of Thomas Point. The 37′ charter fishing boat, Hunter, somehow collided with and landed on top of, Levitation, a 34′ J-105. No one was injured in the collision. The Anne Arundel County […]

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US Sailboat Show returning to Annapolis October 4-8, 2019

US Sailboat Show returning to Annapolis October 4-8, 2019

| August 16, 2018

Known as the largest and most spectacular all-sail boat show, the United States Sailboat Show returns to Annapolis on October 4-8. In its 49th year, this five-day international event operates on miles of docks and offers acres of exhibits for sailors who come from around the world for this one-of-a-kind sailboat show. “We are thrilled to present this great […]

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The Capital’s Bill Wagner named 2018 CRAB Cup Honoree

The Capital’s Bill Wagner named 2018 CRAB Cup Honoree

| August 14, 2018

In honor of the many decades of writing excellence in the sailing community of Annapolis, The CRAB Cup has selected Bill Wagner, Sports Staff Writer and Sailing Editor of Capital Gazette Communications as its 2018 Honoree. The presentation of the award will be made at The CRAB Cup Awards Ceremony at 6:00 pm, Saturday, August […]

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J/22 World Championships hosted by AYC to be a family affair

J/22 World Championships hosted by AYC to be a family affair

| August 12, 2018

Doyle family reunions are often held at major J/22 class events. There have been times, such as last year’s North American Championship, when there have been four different Doyle entries with brothers Chris, Kevin and Peter leading the way. Jake Doyle has joined the fray, competing against his father (Kevin) and uncles. On those occasions, […]

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Planting oysters in the Severn River

Planting oysters in the Severn River

| July 24, 2018

Yesterday, I had the chance to watch a reef being born. And that is not too much of an exaggeration. The Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Severn River Association have teamed up to make the Severn River (and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay) healthier for everyone–humans, plants, and animals. Yesterday morning, 15 million spat (baby oysters) […]

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Nominations open for Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award

Nominations open for Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award

| July 17, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award are being accepted as of today. Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, the award recognizes members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. Each year the Annapolis Boat Shows honors someone who has distinguished him or herself through continued and unselfish service to the overall advancement of the sailing industry. […]

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PODCAST: Talkin’ Eastport with one of the boys

PODCAST: Talkin’ Eastport with one of the boys

| July 11, 2018

The Maryland Crabs Podcast  sat down with Kevin Brooks of The Eastport Oyster Boys (not the Easter Oyster Boys as I mangled it in the recording) and talk all things Eastport–the MRE, the history, the Eastport Oyster Boys and the soon to be happening–Eastport Brewing Company. Thanks to Dick Franyo and The Boatyard for the […]

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Annapolis Maritime Museum welcomes new (to them) skipjack Wilma Lee

Annapolis Maritime Museum welcomes new (to them) skipjack Wilma Lee

| June 20, 2018

Last night around 630pm, if you heard cannon fire and thought that Navy might be celebrating a touchdown–it’d be understandable, but mistaken!  The three volleys of cannon fire were celebrating the arrival of the Wilma Lee to the Annapolis Maritime Museum and her now permanent berth. Wilma Lee was “rescued” from Ocrakoke, NC when the […]

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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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