The Annapolis Sailboat Show offers free seminars on practical, fun and entertaining aspects of boating. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Boat Shows.

Meet Bay Celebs, Get Cruising Inspiration at our Annapolis Sailboat Show Free Seminars

The Annapolis Sailboat Show is upon us, opening Thursday for four days of beautiful boats, ingenious gear, and free talks on sailing subjects from the practical (boat systems repair) to the just plain fun (boat drinks, charters in faraway waters).

In addition to informative seminars from Chesapeake Bay Magazine and our sister company, the Annapolis School of Seamanship, we’ll play host to boating personalities like Bob Bitchin’, creator of cruising authority Latitudes and Attitudes and local boating professional/content creator Captain Boomies. Boomies brings along fellow captains like TikTok star waterman Luke McFadden and Captain Jeff Crosby of the Pride of Baltimore II.

CBM is proud to assemble a team of experts each year from all realms of the sailing and cruising world for these free seminars held at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. See the full schedule below:

To see a description of each seminar and for a preview of what you’ll get to see at the show, flip through the Chesapeake Bay Magazine-produced Annapolis Sailboat Show Guide.

A couple of special things from the show guide include visits with two of the competitors from last week’s Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. The Pride of Baltimore II is docked at the show and the Schooner Woodwind and Woodwind II offer sails, either as a package bought ahead of time with a show ticket, or during the show depending on availability.

The show runs Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 12-15. Get tickets for the Annapolis Sailboat Show here or enter to win a pair of VIP tickets on our Facebook page. You can visit us at the Chesapeake Bay Magazine booth, 59A, to talk boating, sit and recharge. We’ll have free swag for magazine subscriptions and renewals. We’re also offering for sale the last few copies available of our Guide to Cruising the Chesapeake Bay and offering for pre-sale a new, updated version of our popular ICW Mile-by-Mile Guide to be published in limited numbers next year.

And don’t forget to celebrate with us on Friday night at CBM’s Boat Show Bash, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Pusser’s rooftop patio. The high-energy band members of Weird Science will be playing 1980s hits and the Pusser’s painkillers will be flowing.

-Meg Walburn Viviano