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EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

| November 10, 2018

  The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, one of Annapolis’ signature events for more than 30 years, is back again this holiday season! The parade bursts upon the Annapolis waterfront with up to 40 boats of all shapes and sizes, power and sail, brightly decorated with thousands of lights and crewed by jolly revelers. This […]

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Watermark hosts Warrior Sailing aboard the Catherine Marie

Watermark hosts Warrior Sailing aboard the Catherine Marie

| October 27, 2018

Watermark hosted Warrior Sailing for a dinner cruise during their Annapolis Basic Training. Watermark is proud to host Warrior Sailing, whose mission is to provide maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The cruise is departed at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 17th and includes complimentary catering from Mission BBQ. […]

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Year 49 is a wild success for Annapolis Powerboat Show

Year 49 is a wild success for Annapolis Powerboat Show

| October 24, 2018

In its 49th year, the iconic United States Sailboat Show enjoyed summer-like conditions under blues skies with cool breezes that kept the many multi-colored flags and white sails fluttering in the wind. The 2018 international event took place on miles of docks and offered acres of exhibits for thousands of cruisers, sailors, and want-to-be boaters […]

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And just like that, the National Sailing Hall of Fame is sailing off to Newport

And just like that, the National Sailing Hall of Fame is sailing off to Newport

| October 16, 2018

In a 17-9 vote this afternoon, the Board of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, led by local resident Gary Jobson voted to move forward with a proposed move to Newport, Rhode Island. Newport agreed to sell their Armory to the Hall of Fame for $1.6 million dollars at their Council meeting last month. And […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust and DNR team up to help outdoorsmen help the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Trust and DNR team up to help outdoorsmen help the Bay

| October 13, 2018

Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have a new way to contribute to give back to natural resources they enjoy and love. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the department  announced a new voluntary option in the online checkout for the Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean […]

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2017’s Hands Across the Transom recognized at Sail America Breakfast

2017’s Hands Across the Transom recognized at Sail America Breakfast

| October 12, 2018

Annapolis Boat Shows’ hurricane relief efforts were recognized at the 2018 Sail America Industry Breakfast with the “Best Party Award.” Hands Across the Transom organized by the Annapolis Boat Shows at last year’s October boat shows, was a fundraising effort to support the maritime industry hardest hit by the destruction of hurricanes. “We launched Hands Across the Transom as a community […]

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EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

| October 10, 2018

The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, one of Annapolis’ signature events for more than 30 years, is back again this holiday season! The parade bursts upon the Annapolis waterfront with up to 40 boats of all shapes and sizes, power and sail, brightly decorated with thousands of lights and crewed by jolly revelers. This festive […]

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Jobson wins Distinguished Service Award at US Sailboat Show

Jobson wins Distinguished Service Award at US Sailboat Show

| October 8, 2018

The 49th United States Sailboat Show opened Thursday under summer conditions and rousing crowds. On Friday, at the Sail America’s Industry Breakfast the Annapolis Boat Shows announced Gary Jobson as winner of the 5th annual Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award. “For more than forty years Gary Jobson has been a tireless promoter of sailing across […]

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Warrior Sailing Program returns to AYC for third year

Warrior Sailing Program returns to AYC for third year

| October 3, 2018

Military veterans and active duty personnel of all ability levels will be participating in a Warrior Sailing Basic Training Camp at the Annapolis Yacht Club, October 16-18, 2018. Warrior Sailing will be training a new group of 21 participants in the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. “We’re not just taking them for boat rides,” […]

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3 new on-water boating courses to be offered at US Powerboat Show in October

3 new on-water boating courses to be offered at US Powerboat Show in October

| October 2, 2018

Want to learn the basics of power boating or brush up on your skills? New this year, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the Annapolis Boat Shows, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water courses for everyone in the family during the United States Powerboat […]

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Leukemia Cup honors SpinSheet magazine with national media award for journalistic excellence

Leukemia Cup honors SpinSheet magazine with national media award for journalistic excellence

| September 25, 2018

On a steamy August 28 evening, Leukemia Cup organizers, volunteers, racers, and other supporters gathered for an Appreciation Party at Port Annapolis Marina Pavilion on Back Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis regatta chair, Patrick Shannon, grilled hot dogs, burgers, and chicken as party goers mingled, talked about sailboat racing, and enjoyed dinner in the shade […]

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Anne Arundel County Fire Department adds new boat to fleet

Anne Arundel County Fire Department adds new boat to fleet

| September 23, 2018

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department has placed in service a new 2018 rigid hull inflatable rescue boat. Designated as “Boat 23,” it is assigned to the Jones Station Fire Station in Severna Park. Boat 23 is staffed and operated by four personnel that are trained as swift water swimmers and have completed the Mate […]

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South Anne Arundel County gets first public boat ramp

South Anne Arundel County gets first public boat ramp

| September 17, 2018

Continuing with his commitment to expand water access in  Anne Arundel County, County Executive Steve Schuh recently dedicated the second County-operated, trailered boat ramp at Discovery Village in Shady Side. “Expanding water access is a key priority of my administration,” said Schuh. “The second boat ramp opening in just two years demonstrates undeniable progress in bringing our […]

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LH-Finance returns as VIP sponsor for Annapolis Boat Shows

LH-Finance returns as VIP sponsor for Annapolis Boat Shows

| September 15, 2018

Marine Financing specialist, LH-Finance, together with the Annapolis Boat Shows, announced  their continued sponsorship of the 2018 Red Carpet VIP Lounge – a VIP Experience available at both the United States Sail and the United States Power Boat Shows. LH-Finance, leaders in the marine finance category and notably known for their innovative VIP PreQualification Program, […]

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Registration open for First Sail Workshops to be held during boat show

Registration open for First Sail Workshops to be held during boat show

| September 5, 2018

The First Sail Workshop, a program offered at the United States Sailboat Show, October 4-8, 2018, goes on sale today, announced the Annapolis Boat Shows. This hands-on program sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, SailTime, Freedom Boat Club, and the American Sailing Association is designed for the beginning sailor. Participants in the First Sail Workshop learn […]

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More than 700 boats expected at 2018 US Powerboat Show in October

More than 700 boats expected at 2018 US Powerboat Show in October

| August 27, 2018

It’s hard to top last year’s United States Powerboat Show, which saw nearly 600 boats, 500 exhibitors, 20 percent growth, and attendance numbers that eclipsed any show since 2007, but the 2018 United States Powerboat Show, October 11-14, is on pace to do just that. “Can we match last year’s Saturday attendance which exploded into the largest Annapolis powerboat show […]

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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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