United States Sailboat Show

The United States Sailboat Show annually attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts worldwide. The in-water show is held on the Annapolis, Md., waterfront in October.


America’s Cup skipper: ‘There’s no turning back’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It was standing room only at the U.S. Sailboat Show’s sold-out launch party when Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill came to the stage, fresh off an improbable victory in the 34th America’s Cup. Greeted with a standing ovation, the Cup’s youngest helmsman offered his thanks and compliments to a crowd of…more


Rain doesn’t deter sailors at Annapolis show

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Despite cool temperatures and drenching rain, the mood was bright at Thursday’s opening of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md. Wearing foul-weather gear, a hardy battalion of serious buyers braved the docks — dodging puddles and dripping awnings — to the delight of exhibitors. “Amazing,” said Tom Armantrant, of Boat Leather,…more

Annapolis sailboat show opens today

The 44th annual U.S. Sailboat Show, which runs through Monday, opens today in Annapolis, Md., and organizers expect about 50,000 people to attend. On Friday, Sailing World, Cruising World and the National Sailing Hall of Fame will host a discussion with Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA, which won the America’s Cup last…more

Annapolis Powerboat Show reports boost in attendance

The 2013 Annapolis Powerboat Show closed with the highest attendance figures since 2008, the onset of the economic downturn. The numbers for the powerboat show continue to trend upward since the low point in 2009, Annapolis Boat Show general manager Paul Jacobs said in a statement. “We were pleasantly surprised by the level of interest…more


America’s Cup rudder set to appear at Annapolis sail show

A rudder from Oracle Team USA’s AC72 racing catamarans will make an appearance in Annapolis at Mack Boring and Parts Co.’s Yanmar booth during the U.S. Sailboat Show, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The 12-foot-high carbon fiber rudder was transported from San Francisco following the Oracle team’s come-from-behind win in the 34th America’s…more

Annapolis powerboat show starts Thursday

The United States Powerboat Show opens at 10 a.m. Thursday in Annapolis, Md. Hundreds of new and premiering powerboats will be on display and about 40,000 visitors are expected to attend during the show’s four day run through Sunday. A new event this year, the Annapolis Brokerage Show will display 60 used powerboats offered for…more

Sail America industry breakfast set for Annapolis show

Sail America set the agenda for its annual industry breakfast, which is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 11 at the Marriott Waterfront in Annapolis, Md. Coinciding with the U.S. Sailboat Show, the breakfast meeting will include Best in Show award presentations, a discussion of Sail America’s 2013-14 initiatives and America’s Cup highlights. “We are…more


Group has deal to buy Annapolis shows

Annapolis Boat Shows general manager Paul Jacobs a team of four Maryland marine professionals and business owners are set to purchase the shows from current owner C. Edward Hartman II. The others are Sheila Jones, who has been with the shows for 15 years and serves as show manager; Peter Trogdon, owner of Eastport-based Weems…more

Annapolis Sailboat Show adds charter section

The Annapolis Sailboat Show will feature Vacation Basin, a section dedicated to chartering and exotic vacations and presented by Cruising World magazine. People who attend the Oct. 10-14 show will be able to browse dozens of charter companies, speak with tourism boards and explore options for adventure travel and exotic destination resorts. They will have…more

Sail America plans industry meeting during Annapolis show

Sail America has scheduled an industry meeting on Oct. 11 from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Annapolis, Md. Sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, the meeting will take place during the U.S. Sailboat Show. It is open to all sailing industry professionals at no charge. The meeting will include presentations on…more

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