The 1970 debut of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland marked a new concept — the first in-water sailboat show in the country. Today the Annapolis Boat Shows has an unsurpassed reputation for offering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry.
Attendance soared during the nor’easter that struck Annapolis.
The winner will be named at the U.S. Sailboat Show in October.
The fifth annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, which ran from April 21-23, saw attendance rise 12 percent.