Maritime Organizations

Annapolis is justly named "America's Sailing Capital." Recognized internationally as the home of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis also is a favorite port of call for ocean going yachts to drop anchor.

The maritime community of Annapolis is far greater than the sailing industry, however. Fishing and recreational boating are popular on the Chesapeake Bay, and marine related trades comprise a major part of the city's robust economy and interests.

National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis

A formal agreement to establish the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis was signed in December of 2005 by former Governor Robert Ehrlich. Governor Ehrlich joined Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer; National Sailing Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc., President Buck Buchanan; U.S. Sailing President Janet Baxter; America’s Cup champion and television broadcaster Gary Jobson, and other sailing dignitaries to sign a memorandum of understanding that formalized the agreement that would establish the museum in Maryland’s capital city. To watch a nine minute video or read more about this wonderful organization click on National Sailing Hall of Fame to reach their site.

Boat Show

Each October, the Annapolis City Dock and harbor plays host to the two largest in-the-water boat shows in the world!

The Official Website for the Annapolis Boat Shows.

This section provides links to the many businesses, training programs, publications, events and water related activities that are a part of Annapolis.

Local Clubs

Sponsors of Maritime Community Initiatives