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U.S. Sailboat Show celebrating 50 years in Annapolis

Posted at 7:44 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 19:44:47-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Sailboats are taking over Annapolis.

The United States Sailboat Show is in its 50th year with sailors from around the globe.

"The nice thing about a boat show it's not just about the merchandise, it's not about the rope and the boat shoes and things, it's about the people that are here and the fun activities. As a matter of fact, a lot of people just come down here and just have a painkiller and a crab cake and just walk around and look at the berges and flags flying in the wind," said Paul Jacobs, President & General Manager of the Annapolis boat shows.

The show brings an outstanding economic impact to the state and the City of Annapolis. It brings in an estimated $112,000,000 a year. Annapolis will receive half of that amount and state is paid $100,000 in taxes.

The show continues through the weekend and ends on Monday.