For immediate release | March 31, 2022 | Annapolis, MD – This spring, the Annapolis Boat Shows will provide educational opportunities for new and seasoned boaters and sailors alike during their spring shows: Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 21-24) and Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show (April 29-May). In addition to offering excellent educational opportunities, new and brokerage boats, charter companies, gear, equipment, accessories, and apparel, the shows bring marine industry experts to share their knowledge and love for boating.
These spring shows deliver some of the best educational opportunities around from hands-on workshops to on-board training, and educational seminars presented by some of local experts and industry professionals. 2022 offerings include:
Bay Bridge Boat Show
BoatU.S. On-Water Training
Partnering with Boat U.S., the Bay Bridge Boat Show hosts family-friendly introductory hands-on boating courses such as Intro to Boating, Women Making Waves, Precision Docking and Boat Handling, and Open Water Boat Handling. New boaters receive instruction on wheel centering, shifting, steering and throttle control, stopping, station holding, and more. It’s affordable family fun with easy registration through the BoatU.S. Foundation website.
PropTalk Demo Dock
Sea trialing is the perfect way to find the right boat. Explore a selection of models and gear on a quick trip on the water. After all, a boat is more than just a vehicle. It’s where you’ll build memories and experiences.
In collaboration with Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship, the show brings you a variety of free seminars. Learn from professional captains and experts about a variety of how-to and where-to-go topics including Docking De-Stressed, Boat Buying 101 “Chat with a Broker”, Get Your Captain’s License, Dock N’ Dine on the Chesapeake—Restaurants in the upper & middle Bay, and How to Anchor Your Boat
Fishing Pavilion presented by FishTalk
FishTalk editor Lenny Rudow will be onsite Friday afternoon to talk about jigging for Rockfish. FishTalk pro, Eric Packard, will bring his popular “How to Catch Snakehead” seminar Saturday, and Rudow will close things out Sunday at 2:00 with a presentation on catching alternative species.
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
First Sail Workshop
This workshop allows first-time sailors to learn the basics and experience the joy of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session followed by 90 minutes on the water, in a Beneteau First 22, with American Sailing Association accredited instructors provided by Sailtime. All workshop participants will also receive a one-year $30 Basic Membership to BoatU.S.
This classroom-based educational opportunity is designed specifically for bluewater sailors. Its comprehensive curriculum offers a complete range of cruising topics to prepare cruisers to live aboard and begin their boating adventures with confidence. Courses include marine weather forecasting, navigation techniques, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, budgeting, and more.
In collaboration with Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship, the show also brings a variety of free seminars. Learn from professional captains and experts about a variety of how-to and where-to-go topics including Docking De-Stressed, Get Your Captain’s License, Weekends on the Water – Cruising to towns in the Upper & Middle Bay, and How to Anchor Your Boat, as well as Lessons from Sailors Who Log 100 Days on the Water Each Year presented by SpinSheet Magazine editor, Molly Winans.
All educational course enrollment is limited. For more information, visit annapolisboatshows.com.
Tickets for both shows are available for advance purchase on the Annapolis Boat Shows website. Admission is $20 per person, and children 12 and under are free. There will be no box office on site, so guests are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online. For more information, visit www.AnnapolisBoatShows.com.