35th Annual U.S. Sailboat Show

WHERE: City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis.

WHEN: Trade/Press/VIP Day today; general admission tomorrow through Monday.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.

ADMISSION: $30 VIP tickets; $16 general admission tickets tomorrow-Monday, $8 children 12 and younger.

PARKING: $10 parking available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, off Rowe Boulevard. Free shuttle buses will run between the stadium and the Annapolis City Dock from 9 a.m. until about an hour after the show. The City of Annapolis will offer boat show visitors free transportation on city buses for the duration of the show. Visitors can park as far away as the Annapolis Mall or Kent Island and ride into Annapolis for free. Visitors must show a boat-show wristband or an unused show ticket to ride free.

ATTIRE: Wear soft-sole deck shoes to board boats. Otherwise, you might have to take off your shoes.

ON DISPLAY: More than 250 sailboats, sailing catamarans and cruise boats, including the Arabella 160-foot Staysail Schooner and the Naval Academy's Luders 44-foot Yawl.

BOARD: The new Maxim 380 Catamaran Sailboat by Maxim Yachts of South Africa and the Hinckley 42 Daysailer by Hinckley Sailboats.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Sailing lessons by Annapolis-based Womanship sailing school; boating accessory displays, including refrigerators, marine apparel, radar equipment and inclement-weather gear; boating seminars sponsored by the Sailing Company (publishers of Cruising World and Sailing World magazines); exhibits by artists Willard Bond and Liz Lind.

33rd Annual U.S. Powerboat Show

WHERE: City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis

WHEN: Trade/Press/VIP Day next Thursday; general admission Oct. 15-Oct. 17.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17

ADMISSION: $30 VIP tickets; general admission, $14 in advance, $7 for children 12 and younger; at the gate, $16; $8 children 12 and younger.

PARKING: $10 parking available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, off Rowe Boulevard. Free shuttle buses will run between the stadium and the Annapolis City Dock from 9 a.m. until about an hour after the show. The City of Annapolis will offer boat show visitors free transportation on city buses for the duration of the show. Visitors can park as far away as the Annapolis Mall or Kent Island and ride into Annapolis for free. Visitors must show a boat-show wristband or an unused show ticket to ride free.

ATTIRE: Wear soft-sole deck shoes to board boats. Otherwise, you might have to take off your shoes.

ON DISPLAY: Nearly 40 new powerboat models, including the Cumberland 44 power catamaran, the Corsair Foiler 2200 power catamaran designed by Corsair Marine and the 755 Runabout from Jeanneau.

BOARD: The new Caribbean 900 powerboat from Annapolis Classic Watercraft and a new powerboat from Rivolta Marine.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Displays of electronic, safety and navigational equipment, Jet Skis, boat lifts and boating apparel; trawler boat lectures, demonstrations and classes; and motor yacht displays.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers

The annual sailboat and powerboat shows are coming to Annapolis.