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You might be aware Annapolis is called America’s Sailing Capital. But did you know that if you visit this beautiful seaside city on a Wednesday night this summer, you can participate in an exciting sailboat race?
Annapolis’ Wednesday Night Sailboat Races have been a beloved summer tradition for the locals since the 1960s. Annapolitans take the competition seriously but in a friendly way, and every event is supervised by the Annapolis Yacht Club (“AYC”).
The races have created Annapolis’ unique definition of “Hump Day” during summer. Many locals embrace having the middle of their work weeks disrupted by this nautical sporting event.
Over 125 sailboats in 15 classes race following U.S. Sailing Association rules enforced by an AYC judge. Fans can see the start and finish from bars and restaurants on the Severn River, the Spa Creek Drawbridge, and boats along the course.
The sailboats maneuver around the mouth of Spa Creek and try to time-cross the starting line right after the starting gun. They sail around several markers in the bay, pass beneath the Spa Creek Drawbridge, and hurry to get to the finish line in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club clubhouse.
How to Participate
The skippers and their crews range from amateur to professional. Book a cruise on the Woodwind or Woodwind II if you want to participate.
Both sailboats were specially designed to sail the Chesapeake Bay and are reminiscent of the classic; speedy schooners called “yachts” early in the 20th century.
You and your loved one can help steer and crew one of these sailboats to victory when appropriate.
Make sure to stop by The Crab Shack before or after going to the Wednesday night sailboat races.
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