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.
Attendance at the United States Sailboat Show, held Oct. 5-9 in Annapolis, increased 21 percent from last year.
The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show will feature an April 27-30 Cruisers University.
Annapolis Boat Shows named John Arndt the winner of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.
The show is on schedule to start Thursday because weather forecasters have predicted that Hurricane Joaquin will stay far offshore.