Each autumn boaters flock to historic Annapolis, Maryland trying to hang on to the last vestiages of fall. The port city, nestled on the banks of Spa Creek in Chesapeake Bay, hosts the annual United States Sailboat Show.
They come in cars. They come in inflatables. Some sail in. The common goal for all visiting sailors is to collect, connect and collaborate. The talk is all about boats, cruising, racing and significant events on and around the water.
There are hundreds of boats on display to tour and, if the price is right, buy. On land there are scores of vendors hawking anything that might seperate a boater from his wallet!
|Lining up for tickets. Photo by Paul Horn|
|Floating Displays - Photo by Paul Horn|
Now in its 42nd year, the United States Sailboat Show, the October events attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to the waterfront of historic Annapolis, Maryland.
The Chesapeake Bay community is also home of U.S. Naval Academy. Recognized across North America as the premier sailing showcase, this is the sailing event to buy, sell or dream.