Events WHITBREAD 1997-1998


Today: Whitbread Skippers Forum, Race Center Stage at City Dock, Annapolis, 9: 30 a.m., open to the public. Entertainment, Race Center Stage, noon to 6 p.m. Celebrate Whitbread: The Annapolis Salute -- Eastport Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association are hosts to this ticketed benefit for Whitbread Chesapeake, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A welcome by America's Cup yachtsman and ESPN commentator Gary Jobson is followed by an evening of top-line entertainment and dancing. Tickets are sold out. Information, call Eastport Yacht Club, 410-263-0415.

Today through Sunday: The Volvo Race Village at Annapolis Salutes Its Maritime Heritage Festival, featuring a display of the Whitbread 60s at Annapolis City Dock, live stage entertainment, etc. Today through May 11: Annapolis Salutes Its Maritime Heritage Festival, City Dock, Annapolis.

Tomorrow: The Severn Sailing Association sponsors a Children's Whitbread Regatta, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment, Race Center Stage, noon to 8 p.m. Children's Whitbread Regatta Awards Ceremony at the Volvo Race Village Stage, City Dock, 3: 30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Tomorrow and Sunday: Best View on the Bay: The Volvo Race Village at Sandy Point Water Festival at the foot of the Bay Bridge features numerous bay educational and history exhibits, children's activities, etc. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday: Blessing of the Fleet by Cardinal William Keeler, 10: 05 a.m. Parade of Whitbread yachts is escorted by historic Trumpys and other classic boats, 10: 25 a.m. Restart of race one-half nautical mile north of Bay Bridge, 1: 45 p.m.

Pub Date: 5/01/98

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