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Sail Away at City Dock

Photo by Josh Davidson

By Kathy Knotts

The 51st U.S. Sailboat Show returns to Annapolis this week, traditionally bringing tens of thousands of boating enthusiasts from around the world to City Dock to see sailboats and products making their debut at the show.

See new boats from Beneteau, CNB Dufour, East Coast Sailboats, Fountaine Pajot, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Seawind, Xquisite Yachts, Balance 482, and Voyage. A variety of new products will be on display as well.

New to the show is the Sailing Channels booth. Located in Vacation Basin, this booth hosts a rotating schedule of some of the top sailing vloggers and social media stars. Stop in and meet them, hear their stories and snap photos.

While the Take the Wheel and First Sail Workshop, as well as Cruisers University, are all sold out, there is still space in the Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship seminars (see schedule). Stop by the CBM crab shack-style booth (59A) and meet our team in our “relaxation station” where you can relax in an Adirondack chair, charge your phone, get a magazine subscription, watch Bay Bulletin on the big monitor and read the latest CBM Bay Weekly issue.

United States Sailboat Show: Preview Day is Thursday and the show is open 10am to 6:30pm through Sunday Oct. 18. Monday Oct. 18 the show closes at 5pm. Tickets $20/day w/discounts: annapolisboatshows.com.