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.
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.