Annapolis Sailboat Show opens Friday

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The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the City Dock in Annapolis. More than two dozen vessels ranging from 45’ to 70 will highlight the event. Manufacturers including Bavaria, Beneteau, Catalina, Dufour, Fountain Pajot, Hunter, Island Packet, J-Boats, Jeanneau, Pearson, Tartan and more will have boats on display.

Seminars and demonstrations at the show will include the First Sail Workshop, a learn-to-sail hands-on session for beginning sailors that consists of 45 minutes of classroom time at the National Sailing Hall of Fame followed by 90 minutes on the water with SailTime and American Sailing Association instructors on the Beneteau First 22. First Sail Workshops will be held four times each day and advanced registration is required. Admission to the show is included with the workshop registration. Participants will also receive a one-year $30 basic membership to BoatUS.

For more experienced boaters, Cruisers University will have more than 50 classes available for people interested in the fundamentals of blue-water cruising. The curriculum will address a complete range of cruising topics ranging from marine-weather forecasting, beginning and advanced navigation techniques, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, budgeting and more.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $12 and a two-day ticket is $19. Children 12 and under get in free.


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