In spite of the show’s efforts to ensure visitor’s safety, members of the Annapolis City Council surprised the Annapolis Boat Show today by deciding to cancel both fall shows this year, citing concerns about COVID-19. The decision was made by Mayor Gavin Buckley, City Manager David Jarrell, Anne Arundel Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman and Alderwoman Elly Tierney, without consulting Annapolis Boat Shows President Paul Jacobs.
According to an article in the Capital Gazette, Mr Jacobs will be meeting with health officials to discuss plans to host a smaller show in leu of the previously planned Powerboat and Sailboat shows. Let’s wish him luck!
I know we were looking forward to slamming a ton of Pusser’s Painkillers. Damn.