Annapolis Sailboat Show

Annapolis Sailboat Show

1 Episode

The U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland is the biggest in-the-water show in the world. It attracts the sailing industry's latest and greatest. It's visited by over 50,000 sailors from around the globe during its annual 5-day run each October. For 15 years, starting in 2005, TheSailingChannel has been interviewing vendors about marine equipment, new yachts, chartering and all aspects of sailing technology.

In 2005, video on the Internet was in its infancy. Many in the Sailing Industry considered the Internet a passing fad. And who was going to watch video on a computer anyways? There were no smartphones or tablets, and YouTube was just getting going. We were able to wrangle press credentials and showed up with one cameraman/soundman and a host. In was guerilla video as we approached quizzical looking vendors, stuck a video camera in their face and started asking knowledgeable questions about their products. It was the meanfuling questions and sailor repour that got the vendors to open up.

2005 was a great experience and we learned a lot about covering the Show. We'll be adding more seasons, some with spots that were never edited until now.

Annapolis Sailboat Show
  • Powder Coating

    Episode 1

    Are you restoring an older sailboat and need to refinish a rail or other metal part? When polishing won't do the trick, powder coating can make an old part look brand new.

    For 15 years, starting in 2005, TheSailingChannel been interviewing vendors about marine equipment, new yachts, chartering a...