The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 6-10 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club and our partners' activities at the show.
World Cruising Club will have a booth in the show, come and say hi and talk about ocean sailing, rallies we run around the world or future dreams and plans. You will find us in booth O-17.
Click here to download a map of the show and where to find the WCC booth (pdf file)
World ARC Breakfast and presentation
Friday October 7, 8.30-10.30 am
Federal House Restaurant
World Cruising Club is hosting a breakfast meeting right beside the Show at the Federal House restaurant on Market Space; your chance to discuss any aspects of the rally face to face, plus meet with other likeminded cruising sailors in a relaxed environment. Jeremy Wyatt from the UK office will give a presentation on the route, safety equipment requirements, and other preparation issues before taking your questions.
The session is free to attend but spaces are limited, so please register you and your crew on the link below so we don't run out of muffins and coffee! Click here to register for the World ARC Breakfast
Crew Happy Hour, October 7. 6 - 8 pm
Chesapeake Sailmakers Loft, Eastport, 7366 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis
Join the WCC team and future and former rally participants for a drink and some light appetizers at the Chesapeake Sailmakers loft in Eastport, just a few minutes up the street from Port Annapolis Marina. It's a casual evening where friends new and old alike can relax and share their sailing stories. Parking is available right outside the loft. Free to attend - Click here to register
Ocean Sailing Forum, panel discussion
Saturday October 9. 9-11.30 am
O'Callaghan Hotel, 174 West St, Annapolis. MD
This two hour moderated panel discussion, run in association with SAIL magazine, is designed to be an informative introduction to offshore cruising and will cover topics like preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sail handling, life onboard, crew management, route planning and weather. The panel will be made up of industry experts and experienced cruising sailors, providing a wide range of opinions and experiences.
The Forum will take place at the O'Callaghan Hotel on West Street, about a 10-15 minute walk from the show. It starts at 9 am, preceded by coffee and donuts available from 8am and a chance to chat with other sailors.. A copy of SAIL Magazine and a ticket to the show is included in the registration.
Click here to register for the Forum