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Save the date: 2019 Marine & Maritime Career Fair Expo

Save the date: 2019 Marine & Maritime Career Fair Expo

| January 13, 2019

Do you know a student who loves boats? The water? Science? Technology? Math? If so, you need to save this date: On February 23, 2019 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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Fire destroys boat at Holiday Hill Marina in Edgewayer

Fire destroys boat at Holiday Hill Marina in Edgewayer

| January 12, 2019

Yesterday afternoon about 5pm, a passerby noticed a fire on a boat at the Holiday Hill Marina on Calawasse Road in Edgewater. When the Anne Arundel County Fire Department arrived, they discovered a 35 to 40 foot boat  tied to a pier, fully engulfed. Initial efforts were to contain the fire to the boat of […]

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Two groups start New Year as Arundel Rivers Federation

Two groups start New Year as Arundel Rivers Federation

| January 11, 2019

South River Federation and West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. have officially consolidated their two nonprofit organizations into the Arundel Rivers Federation, effective January 1, 2019. The organization’s new board of directors is comprised of members from both legacy organizations and leaders have established watershed advisory boards for the South River and the greater West/Rhode River watersheds. “We […]

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2018 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade enchants thousands on a cold evening (PHOTOS)

2018 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade enchants thousands on a cold evening (PHOTOS)

| December 9, 2018

The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade for 2018 is in the books. Nearly 40 vessels all decked out in their finest lights and sparkles plied the waters of Annapolis Harbor, Ego Alley anSpa Creek to the delight os thousands of landlubbers on the shore. Have a look. What is your favorite?  Did it make the […]

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EYC’s Lights Parade nominated AGAIN as one of the best holiday parades in the US

EYC’s Lights Parade nominated AGAIN as one of the best holiday parades in the US

| December 4, 2018

The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, one of Annapolis’ signature events for more than 30 years, is just around the corner! For the third year, our hometown parade has been nominated as one of the USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Holiday Parades in America! People may vote once a day, every day, until December […]

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2019 Annapolis Boat Show dates announced, discounted tickets in December

2019 Annapolis Boat Show dates announced, discounted tickets in December

| December 2, 2018

The Annapolis Boat Shows, Inc. is excited to announce their 2019 schedule, including four in-water sail and power boat shows taking place in Annapolis and the surrounding region. Along with producing boat shows, the Annapolis Boat Shows, Inc. also coordinates several educational and training programs for boating enthusiasts of all types and skill levels. “We […]

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EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

EYC’s Lights Parade is scheduled for December 8th

| December 1, 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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Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade poster unveiled

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade poster unveiled

| November 20, 2018

The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, one of Annapolis’ signature events for more than 30 years, is just around the corner! For the third year, our hometown parade has been nominated as one of the USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Holiday Parades in America!  In 2016, the parade was named the #1 Best Holiday Parade […]

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Watermark steps up to welcome the USS Sioux City with a Crew’s Cruise and special tours

Watermark steps up to welcome the USS Sioux City with a Crew’s Cruise and special tours

| November 14, 2018

Watermark is celebrating the commissioning of a United States Naval ship in Annapolis by hosting a Crew’s Cruise onboard Catherine Marie for the crew of USS Sioux City.  The Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship will be commissioned as a United States Ship (USS) on November 17th, 2018, hosted by the U S Naval Academy. The USS […]

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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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