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Old 09-10-2009, 20:45   #1
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Annapolis - 'The Sailing Capital of the World?' PFFFTTTT!!!

I needed a tiller head for a sailboat. One inch shaft. You would think that someplace in the Sailing Capital of the World (Annapolis) would have one.
Nope, No Sir, Unh-uh, Outta luck, Don't carry them. I was referred directly to the manufacturers.....couldn't even order one.

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Sorry CE, Annapolis still rules the roost IMHO! See here: Rudder and Tiller Heads Heads
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Oh...I'm sorry. I thought this was a thread about Newport, Rhode Island.
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Where are they located??????

Seriously, I have never heard of them!!!!

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As Ishmael could probably tell you, Chief, they're located in that other "Sailing Capital of the World," Rhode Island. Warwick, Rhode Island, to be exact.

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right latitute...

...wrong bay. You want the sailing capital of the world, try longitude 122 West.
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...wrong bay. You want the sailing capital of the world, try longitude 122 West.
Oh, you mean that other, other "Sailing Capital of the World," Bash! Anyone from the PNW, San Diego and South Florida want to chime in?

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I suppose it depends how you define capital. I would have thought that New Zealand generally and auckland specifically boasting the highest rate of yacht ownership in the world might qualify.
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suppose it depends how you define capital. I would have thought that New Zealand generally and auckland specifically boasting the highest rate of yacht ownership in the world might qualify.
Try Fort Lauderdale...Not sure how many boats, heard 18,000 a fewyears ago.
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So where in Warwick? Apparently Rig-Rite isn't in Apponaug anymore.
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So where in Warwick? Apparently Rig-Rite isn't in Apponaug anymore.
My information shows it at:

Rig-Rite Inc

63 Centerville Rd

Warwick, RI 02886-6921

(401) 739-1140

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I think that best way to judge that would be to count the number of boats out sailing on the water on a nice weekend day. The number of boats still tied to the dock?...irrelevant. Out on the SF Bay yesterday, I saw hundreds. In the afternoon I saw at least a thousand boats out there for the Blue Angels show. Unfortunately the show was canceled because of...you guessed it, fog. We are taking our little stink pot ski boat back out there again this afternoon for a second try.
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I have sailed to Newport a couple of times....they ahve as many tee-shirt shops as "Nappytown....

The Sailing Capitol of the World is "The Maritime Republic of Eastport"

http://themre.org/

BTW The Great Schooner Race takes place on the Chesapeake this week
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The building they used to be in seems to be empty now, and much of that northwest corner of the Post Rd/Rt 117 intersection is being leveled. I get up that way a couple times a year, since my wife's older sister lives near Apponaug.
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Marblehead, MA

On the East coast of the US, Marblehead MA, Newport RI and Annapolis MD all lay claim to the title "Sailing Capital of the USA". While Marblehead may have the highest mooring density and the longest waiting time for one (18 years now!!! ), and even with it as my home port and as a member of the Boston Yacht Club (based in Marblehead since the turn of the last century, and founded in Boston in 1866), I think Annapolis can lay claim because it probably has a higher percentage of its economic base tied to sailing.

Newport, RI? Who cares?
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