Annapolis is America’s Sailing Capital, and the annual United States Sailboat Show (USSS) will dock once again in the harbor of this historic maritime city. The newest and most exciting sailboat designs will be on display, along with state-of-the-art seafaring equipment. Centered at City Dock, USSS will run from Thursday, October 6 to Monday, October 10, 2016.
VIP Preview Day
The Premier Launch Party caps VIP Preview Day, and it will be held 6-8:30 p.m. on October 6 at the Annapolis Loews Hotel. You will be able to meet many luminaries of the sailing industry who will be in attendance. The event will provide island music, excellent food, refreshing cocktails, and the camaraderie of sailors. Once you’ve spent time before sundown viewing new and premiering sailboats during VIP Preview Day, you will be able to dine and chat with the leaders of American sailing. The evening will climax with the presentation of this year’s Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award.
Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo
If you want to find the sailboat of your dreams, you must participate in this demo held daily October 7, 8, and 9. Couples will have the chance to try boats, compare one against the others, and narrow down their selection. The morning session is intended to increase sailboat knowledge dramatically. During the afternoon, attendees will sail on mono and multi-hulls. But it won’t be all work and no play. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and there will be a wine tasting reception sponsored by Nobilo Wines.
If the premiering multi-million dollar sailboats displayed in downtown Annapolis are way beyond your budget and you still want to make a buy during the show, don’t fret. The USSS has broadened its extensive collection of new and sailboats by adding a marina in St. Mary’s Cove that will be docked full of pre-owned sailboats that are available for sale. The cove is located by Spa Creek Bridge, and it is a short walk from the main show. Shuttle buses and ferry water taxis are also available.
A B&B Near the United States Sailboat Show
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 bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.