How to get the most from the U.S. Boat Shows
Annapolis may call itself the Sailing Capital of the World, but the United States Boat Shows make it the Boating Capital.
The Sailboat Show came first, introducing Chesapeake Country to in-the-water boat shows in 1970. The Powerboat Show came in 1972. For 40 years, the Sailboat Show has traditionally led, with the boats arriving the first full week of October.
This year the Sailboat Show takes second billing, at least on the calendar.