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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.
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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.
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 Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier. The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts in the Atlantic Ocean when a wave knocked North Carolina fisherman Patrick Small off the deck. From the water, Small saw another wave strike the boat, shearing off the pilot house with two other men inside, he told rescuers. The men, Walter Tate, 80, and his nephew, Stephen Tate, 60, of New Bern, N.C., were deemed lost at sea after a search at first light Thursday found nothing but debris, including the floating front half of the vessel, Coast Guard officials said.
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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.
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
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.
NEWS
By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2001
As Canada geese migrate south for winter, so do some of their human counterparts. Sailors from the north are among the thousands of visitors who flock to Annapolis for the annual United States Sailboat Show, which runs through Monday. The crowds transform the quaint capital into a bustling maritime metropolis with congested streets, packed hotels, crowded waterways and overflowing restaurants. While show organizers estimate that hundreds of Canadians come by car, RV or airplane, dozens more come by sea while on their way to warmer southern climates.
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