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August 7, 2014

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Watch the Wednesday Night Races Onboard Harbor Queen

Annapolis, MD – Two Annapolis traditions mixed together for a twist on a classic summer activity! Wednesday Night Sailboat Races are an Annapolis staple. Add in Harbor Queen –another Annapolis staple– and you get an exciting special event cruise from Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®. The final Watermark Wednesday Night Races cruise of the season is Wednesday, August 20th. This cruise provides front seat viewing of the race from the water. Snack on complimentary happy hour appetizers and sip on a cocktail from the fully stocked cash bar. It’ll be the most picturesque way to spend a happy hour this summer!

The Wednesday Night Races Cruise departs City Dock at 6:00 p.m. The two-hour cruise is a great opportunity to watch the races. After the inaugural Wednesday Night Races Cruise, Sabrina R posted on TripAdvisor, “Harbor Queen was a perfect place to photograph the race. The captain took us out close to the starting line to see the different classes of sailboats lined up for the start of their races. He really explained the race and the different types of sailboats well. I enjoyed his commentary and was better able to appreciate the skill involved. I had never seen the races before and was delighted by the different groups of sailboats lined up with their brightly colored sails…Being in the midst of things made it easy to get shots with the light behind and shining on the boats just by moving from one side of the boat to the other. As we came back into port we passed the Naval Academy. The captain had lots of interesting things to share about the Academy as well. I’ve done several tours with Watermark and have always enjoyed myself. I got lots of great shots of the sailboats and may just go back for the next one. There were couples and families on the cruise as well as photographers. They served some food and drinks were available at the bar. It was a great way to spend a summer evening!”

Tickets for the Wednesday Night Races Cruise are $32 for Adults and $18 for Children 3-11. Children 2 & Under are Free. Advanced tickets are recommended and available online at Walk-ups are welcome if space is available.

About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark

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