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Logistics & Hospitality

Greetings Sailors! We are very excited to host another successful Annapolis-Newport Race, and we thank you for your participation in this great event!

The A2N Hospitality Committee is designed to help you with some of your shoreside logistics in Annapolis and Newport, help answer your questions before you get to the starting line, and greet you on your arrival in Newport. Our role is to make sure all our sailors have a fun time and get the most out of the A2N racing experience.


We have the Competitors Send Off Party on Thursday night before the first start with complimentary entrance for two people per entry.  Additional social passes are available for purchase.  The Awards Party and Trophy Presentation on the Wednesday following the race, is open for all crew members plus additional social passes may be purchased for family and friends. Look for more information on these events in early May.

Before then, volunteers are assigned to reach out to each skipper to make sure you have a shoreside contact to assist with local knowledge in Annapolis and in Newport, for questions about dockage, boat supplies, provisions, restaurants and accommodations, shipping gear to Newport, and race-related events.

We look forward to a great race this year, and we encourage you to communicate your questions with our wonderful volunteers who want to make this year the very best A2N race for you and your crew.

Bob and Cindi Gibson
Hospitality Chairs

Hospitality questions? You can email Bob & Cindi at and they'll be happy to help!

How can I get gear transported to Newport/Annapolis?

The race organizers plan to provide a truck to transport gear of a reasonable size (e.g. cruising sails, awnings, biminis, small collapsible dinghies) to Newport in time for the finish and back to Annapolis after the race. Your gear will need to be labeled carefully and please read the specifics on what CAN and CANNOT be transported on the truck.

​The fee for transport is $50 each way (per boat, not per person). The fee will be charged when items are dropped off. AYC members may charge fee to member account. Non-members may pay by credit card (MC/Visa/American Express) or check. Credit cards will incur a 3% administrative fee.

Fill out the form(s) below if you have crew gear to be taken to Newport or gear to be taken back to Annapolis. Must be received by May 24, 2023.

Transportation of Gear & Guidelines Form - from Annapolis to Newport - CLICK TO COMPLETE
Transportation of Gear & Guidelines Form - from Newport to Annapolis - CLICK TO COMPLETE

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