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Annapolis Boat Show

The United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland will take place October 10-14, 2013. This Annapolis tradition is one of the nation's oldest in-water boat shows and brings over 600 exhibitors of boats and sailing gear. Cruising World will keep you up-to-date on seminars, events, and everything you need to know regarding the show.__

August 23, 2012

******New Boat Showcase**

To see photo galleries of the new boats on display at the 2013 show, click here.

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2014 Boat of the Year Award Nominees Announced

Cruising World and Sailing World magazines announced their nominees for the 2014 Boat of the Year awards at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md. The BOTY awards recognize and honor the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market. Click here to read more.

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Seminars on Sailing**
To see the full schedule of 2013 seminars, click here.
Click here for a printer-friendly PDF of this schedule.

Photos from the Show
Rain couldn’t keep these crowds away! Check out photos of the 2013 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis here.

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Photo: Giulia CAPONNETTO/Oracle Team USA
Jimmy Spithill Takes Annapolis
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill made a special public appearance in a Q&A with Gary Jobson on October 11, 2013 at Cruising World‘s U.S. Sailboat Show Seminars Presented by B&G. Click here to watch the video.

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How to Buy a Boat: Your Own Elegant Compromise
If you’re shopping for a boat, start by thoroughly disrupting your own assumptions about what constitutes the best one for you.
Read the full article on what to consider here.

Vacation Basin
The Vacation Basin at the Annapolis Boat Show will feature charter companies. Find out how easy it is to book the sailing vacation of your dreams!
Learn more about the Vacation Basin in Annapolis here.
View a photo gallery of the 2012 Vacation Basin here.

Where to Eat and Drink in Annapolis
Check out our suggestions for the best bars, pubs, watering holes, restaurants, and more here.

Boat Show Breakdown Video
Witness the miraculous boat show breakdown: booths pack up and boats move out from the 2009 show in this 4-minute timelapse video.
Watch the video.

Check out Page 2 for photos and articles from past shows!

Check out articles from past United States
Sailboat Shows in Annapolis:

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Gallery: 2012 U.S. Sailboat Show
**To view photos of the 2012 U.S. Sailboat show, click here.

Gallery: New Boats Abound at the U.S. Sailboat Show
Set-up day at the 2012 U.S. Boat Show in Annapolis, Maryland was damp! CW editor Mark Pillsbury and BOTY director Herb McCormick arrived in Annapolis as the preliminary judging panel to check out the entries for this year’s contest.View the photos here.

2013 Boat of the Year Nominees
Cruising World and Sailing World magazines announced today at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., their nominees for the 2013 Boat of the Year awards. The BOTY awards recognize and honor the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market. See the nominees here.

New Boat Showcase
To see photo galleries of the new boats on display at the 2012 show, click here.

Cruisers Wanted for 2013 Boat of the Year Judging
Think you have some boat judging skills? Here’s your chance to show CW what you’ve got, we’re currently looking for consumer judges for the 2012 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis.
Read more.

BOTY 2013 Information for Builders
Entry and information forms are ready for the upcoming BOTY season.
Read more.

Pardeys, Van Liew Head Annapolis Boat Show Seminars Lineup
2011: Diverse topics abound at the annual CW speaker series.
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2012 Boat of the Year: A Panel of Judges Worth Their Salt
2011: Meet the judges of Cruising World’s 2012 Boat of the Year competition.
Read more.

2012 Boat of the Year: The Consumers Pick Their Favorites
2011: Readers bring their own unique views to CW’s Boat of the Year program.
Read more.

Secret Shoppers Hit the Show
2010: Posing as “average customers” CW readers walk the docks in Annapolis.
Read more.

**Teen circumnavigator to speak in Annapolis
**2010: Zac Sunderland was 17 years old when he completed a solo-circumnavigation last year, and he’ll be speaking about the adventure at the Annapolis boat show later this week.
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CW’s Sailing Seminars at the Annapolis boat show
2009: Apart from getting out there and learning by trial (and possibly) error, there’s no better way to learn about offshore passage making, than from the people who have done it before.
Read more.

Pick a Hull (or Three) at Multihull Demo Day
2006: In Annapolis, boat manufacturers will take potential buyers for test rides.
Read more.

“Make Your Offshore Escape” Seminar Inspires Bluewater Dreams
2006: At a Cruising World-sponsored seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, would-be world cruisers participated in a Q and A with offshore sailing experts.
Read more.

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