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VIP Preview Day
A special day for the serious sailor, the VIP Preview Day is the best day to shop. Take advantage of a day ideal for talking with exhibitors and touring sailboats. Be the first for the unveiling of new boats and products, and shop opening day specials. Avoid the crowds.
Dedicated to chartering, travel, and vacations and charter boat ownership in the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations.
A show within a show, overflowing with previously owned sailboats presented by regional boat brokers and available for immediate sale.
Cruisers University – October 9–12, 2017
A comprehensive and expanded curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness for sail and power cruisers. More than 40 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.
Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo
Enjoy a full day of socializing, learn about boat buying, design and operation, and participate in two sea trials.
First Sail Workshops
Experience the joy of sailing on a Beneteau First 22. Taught by expert instructors, this two-and-a-half-hour class is designed for the beginning sailor.
The most exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers, including many new designs and models, make their debut.
Largest Collection of Multihulls in the World
Miles of docks are constructed to exhibit the largest collection of catamarans and trimarans in the world. Visitors also tour new cruising sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes.
Acres of On-Land Exhibitors
The sailboat show has the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions. Boat show goers shop from a vast display of boating products and services.
Only boat show in which virtually every major sailboat manufacturer is represented. Sailors have the unique opportunity to board and inspect most new models on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.
Order Official Shirts in Advance
Order your 2017 United States Sailboat Show Official Apparel in advance and pick your shirt up at the show or have it shipped to your home via U.S. Mail. Shirts are available in short and long sleeves, beautiful pastel colors, and in sizes Small – XX-Large.
A lucky boater will win a 6-night, 7-day charter in the British Virgin Islands aboard the award-winning Moorings 4800 Sailing Catamaran, ideal for up to 8 guests. Charter valued at approximately $15,000.
Airfare for two sponsored by British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.
Free Cocktail and Wine Tastings
Free cocktail and wine tastings throughout the show!
Sponsored by HENDRICK’S GIN and PAPA’S PILAR.
American Sailing Summit in Annapolis
Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors. Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars. Presented by Annapolis Boat Shows, Blue Water Sailing, Chesapeake Bay, Cruising World, and SAIL magazines.
74-foot Schooner Sailing Cruises
Cruises will be available aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. All cruises depart from inside the Unites States Sailboat Show and pass by the United States Naval Academy and then into the Chesapeake Bay. Additional fee required.