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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
It's been more than a week since the last of four hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean and Florida, but their effects were still being felt in Annapolis yesterday with the start of the 35th annual United States Sailboat Show at City Dock. Although the fall show attracted about 600 exhibitors, roughly the same number as last year, organizers likened many of the 250 sailboats that arrived this week to unexpected guests. Because of treacherous weather or damage to boats from the storms, many exhibitors found their vessels stranded far out of town and were forced to show different models than planned, said organizer Rick Franke.
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SPORTS
By Doug Beizer and Doug Beizer,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 12, 2003
When Hurricane Isabel slammed into the East Coast last month, organizers of the U.S. sailboat and powerboat shows feared the Annapolis event could be in jeopardy. Despite significant destruction in parts of Annapolis, the city and the boat shows are ready for visitors, said Kathy Wood, president of the shows. "We prepared for the storm, and had no loss of equipment or damage," said Rick Franke, a spokesman for the shows. The show's 240 floating docks and 50 temporary pilings were kept safe on high ground and are now set up in their temporary home in Annapolis harbor.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2001
Technically, says Rick Franke, an official of the 32nd United States Sailboat Show, most people get it wrong. A yacht is any vessel used for pleasure. So it depends on your point of view - one man's dinghy is another man's pleasure craft. But as Franke leads a guest along the docks that moor scads of the world's state-of-the-art cruisers and racers - bright boats bobbing in the hot October sun - at this weekend's extravaganza in Annapolis, there's little doubt about the nomenclature. That's especially true when he's asked flat-out to show what a million dollars can buy. In that price range, he says, you'll be getting certain amenities.
NEWS
By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
It's been more than a week since the last of four hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean and Florida, but their effects were still being felt in Annapolis yesterday with the start of the 35th annual United States Sailboat Show at City Dock. Although the fall show attracted about 600 exhibitors, roughly the same number as last year, organizers likened many of the 250 sailboats that arrived this week to unexpected guests. Because of treacherous weather or damage to boats from the storms, many exhibitors found their vessels stranded far out of town and were forced to show different models than planned, said organizer Rick Franke.
NEWS
August 16, 1993
POLICE* Severna Park: A 16-foot sailboat was taken from a pier in the 400 block of Maple Road before 1 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
Franklin J. Wood, founder of the Annapolis Sailing School and the United States Sailboat Show, died of a stroke Feb. 19 at his home in the Eastport section of Annapolis. He was 78. Mr. Wood, who was known as Jerry, was born and raised in Mamaroneck, N.Y., where he learned sailing as a child growing up on Long Island Sound. After serving as an Army photographic technician in the Pacific during World War II, he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1948. Moving to Annapolis, he worked in the family's doll business, Richwood Toys, until its closing in 1958.
NEWS
October 5, 2005
Sailboat show -- The 36th annual U.S. Sailboat Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in Annapolis. The event will feature hundreds of boats in the water and onshore; an in-water sailing multihull display; nautical equipment, accessories and services; and racing machines. Tickets are $14, and $7 for ages 12 and younger in advance; and $16 for adults, and $8 for children at the gate. Signs for parking will be posted.
NEWS
October 6, 2003
ANNAPOLIS - Four people were rescued yesterday when their 28-foot sailboat capsized shortly after noon in the South River, near Duvall Creek, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Two were rescued by the crew of a private boat, and the other two were pulled from the 63-degree water by members of the Coast Guard in Annapolis, said Petty Officer Scott Winslow. All four, who were wearing life jackets, were in good condition, he said. The sailboat was upside down and had to be towed, Winslow said.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | November 4, 1994
Coast Guard officials were searching for a missing man yesterday after a tugboat and sailboat collided near Cove Point in Calvert County, knocking the boater into the Chesapeake Bay.A state police helicopter was aiding the search late last night. The man, whose name wasn't available, went overboard about 8:30 p.m., said Petty Officer Joe Dye, a Coast Guard spokesman.The sailboat Lady Pearl was damaged but remained afloat. The man's wife remained safely on board, Officer Dye said. No one on the tugboat was injured.
TRAVEL
June 25, 2006
On a visit in January to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, I was standing on the beach watching a spectacular sunset when this beautiful sailboat came across the horizon. I grabbed my camera and captured the moment. Ralph Mirarchi Fallston
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