L.L. Bean, the parent company of the Annapolis Yacht Club, said it will host a yacht competition in September, a move that could draw up to 200 applicants from around the nation.
The competition will be the second annual Yacht Week in the U.S., following last year’s yacht race at Newport, R.I., and the first since the club opened in 2012.
The event, which begins on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 1, is the culmination of nearly three years of organizing the competition.
The yacht race, which is scheduled to run from Sept. 1 through Oct, will be held at the Annamaria Yacht Resort in Newport, according to a statement from the Annamasqua Yacht Group.
The club is part of the L.R. Bean family, which owns Annapolis-based L.T. Bean.
The company announced in June that it would sponsor the yacht competition.
In addition to the yacht race event, the club will host an online boat race on the same day.
The Annamasquasqua Yachts Club said that the race will be streamed live on L.O.B. and be held on a mobile app.
The event will be livestreamed on LOBA, according a company statement.
The boat race will start at 5 p.m.
ET, according the club’s website.
A boat race can only be held in Annapolis if both the boat race and the boat event are livestreamed.