Owners Dick and Susan Franyo rolled out the red carpet on 5 May at the sailors’ favourite watering hole in Annapolis. More than 200 fans and Pirate followers stopped by to meet the Pirates of the Caribbean team who were on hand to sign thousands of autographs and judge the Boatyard’s art contest for children. The crew of The Black Pearl enjoyed a team dinner at the Boatyard before being escorted by the County Sheriff to the Eastport Yacht Club party to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Annapolis.

The Boatyard Bar & Grill was the official watering hole of the Pirates of the Caribbean during the Annapolis stopover and provided the team with valuable support, not to mention plenty of great food, before The Black Pearl set off for New York on 7 May.