Information for Visiting Sailors

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Information download on every practical aspect of doing an Annapolis event available here.

Link to Google Map to help locate hotels, restaurants, boat supplies for the event.

Contact J/105 Fleet 3 for assistance with details.

Getting to the Annapolis Area

Annapolis is reachable from any of the area airports:

  • Baltimore Washington Airpot (BWI) is a 30 minute drive
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a 60 minute drive
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is a 90 minute drive

 AMTRAK is available from BWI Airport

By Car:

  • From the Northeast, use US-301 on the Eastern Shore to avoid I-95 traffic and tolls in Maryland.
  • From the South, use I-495 (Capital Beltway) and avoid downtown Washington DC. The worst rush hour traffic is 6-9 AM and 3-6 PM. Take US 50 to Annapolis.

Trailering your boat:

  • Self-Trailered: Directions to local marinas from US 50 are provided next to the marina in Launching section below. Do not take your boat through downtown Annapolis via Rowe Blvd, West St (SR-450) or Solomon's Island Rd (SR-2). There are numerous height and turning restrictions. Utilize Aris T Allen Blvd (SR-665) to get to marinas located on Back Creek and Spa Creek.
  • Professional Marine Transport ServicesCooky's Marine Transport 401-864-3705

By Sea:

  • From North. Cape May – Delaware Bay - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (C&D) – Chesapeake Bay – Annapolis.
    •  Cape May - To take a break go thru Cape May cut (make sure you have a good chart because it gets tricky on the Delaware Bay side) Charts: Cape May Harbor , Cape May Canal , Tides
    • C&D Canal - The current thru the canal is 2.5-3 kts so time your passage so the current goes with you. There is only one height restriction on the canal; the Conrail draw bridge located about 3 miles west of St. Georges. The bridge is usually up except for passing train traffic. The bridge operator can be reached via VHF (channel displayed on bridge) to open. Schaeffer's restaurant at Chesapeake City is a good stopping point for food, fuel, or overnight stay (410) 885-2200 . Charts: C&D Canal , Tides , Current .
  •  From South. Beware of fish traps, especially at night. There are fishing nets anchored by wooden poles with a steel cable top line. They range from 200 to 800 yards long and are generally perpendicular to the shore. They are typically close to the shore and are not on listed on charts.



These are a few of the full/limited service marinas located in the area that have launching capability.

  • Muller Marine 410-626-1238

Location: Back Creek. Maps and Trailer Directions

Capabilities: Launching, stepping, rigging. No slips or land storage.

For inquiries and reservations contact Bobby Muller (number above)

Location: Back Creek

Capabilities: Full service (Launching, stepping, rigging, slips, and land storage, etc)

For inquiries and reservations contact Rod Jabin or Rebecca (number above)

Location: Back Creek

Capabilities: Launching and stepping. No rigging, slips, or land storage

Location: Whitehall Creek (North side of Severn River). Maps and Directions

Capabilities: Launching, stepping, rigging. No slips or land storage


  • Stout Marine Enterprises 410-263-7670

  • Chesapeake Rigging 410-268-0956

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