Dear Bay Weekly:
Steve Carr wrote a great article on the United States Yacht Shows [Where We Live: Oct. 7]. To answer his question, technically, we are the oldest and largest in-water new sailboat show in the world. We are also the oldest in-water powerboat show.
Since most other boat shows in the world are made up of both power and sail, neither providing the critical mass to stand alone, we can boast these things. Another interesting item to research would be where we stand in the world producing a boat show in a marina that is custom-built in three days, specifically for the purpose of two weekends of boat shows. One can only imagine.
No matter how you slice it, Carr is absolutely right: These are two great shows in a great town.