US Sailboat Show

For immediate release:

Cardinal Publishers Group in Annapolis, MD for the US Sailboat Show this October 4th thru 8th, 2018

Where: Booth M-5 located right beside the Hendrick’s Gin Barge

Contact: Thomas McLean,

Lin Pardey’s booth at tent M-5 during this year’s United States Sailboat Show will feature a greatly expanded line of books. This year we will have not just all of Lin’s books and videos, but a large collection of books on fishing books from AFN, a collection of books for cruisers from the Paradise Cay collection as well as a children’s book about the Chesapeake Bay from Rubber Duck Press. Staffing the booth will be CPG personnel, Carolyn Shearlock, Nica Waters, Behan Gifford, and others.

Carolyn Shearlock, of the widely popular blog for cruisers, will be at the booth most of each day of the show. She will be introducing advance copies of her next book, Storing Food without Refrigeration. This is the only place the book will be available until its official release next spring. As Carolyn points out, “Most of us on boats don’t have as much refrigerator space as we’d like, and I’m thrilled to be sharing all the tricks I’ve learned in a lifetime of adventuring. You can eat well with very limited, or no, refrigeration. Meats, eggs, cheese, milk, butter, fruits, and veggies are all not just possible, but some actually last better outside the refrigerator.”

Behan Gifford and her family just finished their circumnavigation. It has been a busy time for her as she was recently interviewed on the nationally televised Megyn Kelley TODAY and profiled on CNN. She is the author of bestselling book Voyaging with Kids and will be sharing her ideas about circumnavigation and cruising with family. Behan will be at the booth most afternoons during the show.

Commenting on her attendance at this year’s US Sailboat Show Behand stated, “Jamie and I always have fun connecting with others who share our love of boating, to trade stories from sailing around the world. We especially enjoy helping families get on the water, whether it’s for bluewater plans or near home.”

Nica Waters will be on hand most mornings and some afternoons. An experienced cruiser, Nica podcasts with Lin and Carolyn on The Boat Galley Podcast and is an admin (along with Behan) of the extremely active Facebook group Women Who Sail. Nica’s enthusiasm for cruising and “you can do it” attitude is contagious. “We call this the ‘Hugs & Smiles’ booth as it’s more like a giant family reunion, meeting all our blog readers and podcast listeners for the first time. And this year, all the Women Who Sail will be adding to the friends meeting for the first time as they stop by the M-5 tent to pick up their hot pink wrist bands to identify each other as they walk around the show. I can’t wait!”

Rubber Ducky Press will be at the show promoting their new release Sweet Dreams Chesapeake Bay. Paradise Cay will be showing off the new 2019 Nautical Almanac and other important books for sailors. For those interested in improving their angling AFN will be showcasing Geoff Wilson’s Essential Fishing Knots and several other fishing books. If you are at this Year’s US Sailboat Show in Annapolis stop by for a visit.

A press conference will be held at Booth M-5, Friday, October 5, 11:30AM with Carolyn Shearlock to discuss her new book, Storing Food without Refrigeration.