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Historic Inn, Annapolis MDAnnapolis is known worldwide as America’s Sailing Capital, and the annual United States Sailboat Show (USSS) will wow Maryland’s capital once again in 2017. The latest and most innovative sailboat designs will be docking in this historic maritime city, and the newest high-tech seafaring equipment will be introduced. Located at City Dock, USSS will sail from Thursday, October 5 to Monday, October 9, 2017.

VIP Preview Day

As at previous shows, the Premier Launch Party will be the climax of VIP Preview Day, and it is anticipated that it will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening on October 5 at the Annapolis Loews Hotel (TBC). Attendees will be able to chat with some of the sailing world’s most distinguished people. The festivities will bring live entertainment, delicious food, seafaring-inspired drinks, and the friendship of sailors. After you’ve spent a few hours checking out the newest sailboats during VIP Preview Day, you will be able to share a meal and thoughts with the leading figures of American sailing. The evening will be capped with a ceremony presenting 2017’s Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award.

Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo

If you are shopping for your dream sailboat, attend the demos held on October 6, 7, and 8. According to USSS, “Take the Wheel is an on-and-off water learning experience.”  You and your first mate will have the opportunity to try boats, do comparisons, and find the best choice for your sailing desires. The morning session is meant to raise your sailboat knowledge significantly. For the afternoon session, attendees will be sailing on mono and multi-hulls. You won’t starve because a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be an evening social hour.

First Sail Workshop

If you have never sailed, but always dreamed of doing so, the First Sail Workshop is for you. Organizers say that novices can “experience the joy of sailing with this hands-on workshop designed for beginning sailors”, and they will “learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water” with American Sailing Association instructors.

For More Information & Tickets: United States Sailboat Show 2017

Your Inn Near the Sailboats

The City Dock is less than a quarter of a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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