From Bill Wagner's article in yesterday's Capital: "Citing the potential hefty financial obligations, Annapolis isn’t bidding to host a stopover for the next Volvo Ocean Race. But city officials want to be involved if Baltimore becomes the lone U.S. port for the event once dubbed the “Super Bowl of Sailing.”
“At that time I sought input from several sailing, business and hospitality leaders in our community,” Cohen said. “There was a clear consensus that due to changes in how the Volvo Ocean Race was organized and financed, it would not be a benefit to serve as a host city.” Find the full article here.
Photo at top from the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race by Thomas Scilipoti