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 and 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 visit the National Sailing Hall of Fame website.
Each October, the Annapolis City Dock and harbor plays host to the two largest in-the-water boat shows in the world.