The country’s foremost sailing experts present a sailing symposium like no other.
The American Sailing Summit in Annapolis at the 2017 United States Sailboat Show.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars presented by: Annapolis Boat Shows, Blue Water Sailing, Chesapeake Bay, Cruising World, and SAIL magazines
Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors.
Cruisers University – October 9–12, 2017
The Ultimate Aid to Navigation
Explore more than 50 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.
First Sail Workshops – October 5 – 9, 2017
Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop/Boat Demo
October 6th, 7th, & 8th
Searching for the sailboat of your dreams? This program allows you to demo two sailboats –you choose from eight spectacular catamarans and monohulls.
Following a morning session on boat buying, operation and design, you will spend an afternoon on the water, compare one boat against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat.
Two Can Sail Presents:
Couples Cruising Seminar – October 6th
This all-day seminar is aimed at couples planning coastal and Caribbean cruises. Topics include: Charting a 5-Step Plan, Boat & Equipment Choices for 2, Yacht Maintenance is Not Pick or Blue, and Fear Factor. It will give you both the tools and perspectives you need to safely pursue the cruising lifestyle. Team Jeff & Jean rely on their experience of more than 60 years of cruising, racing and teaching.
Catamaran Cruising Seminar – October 7th
Catamarans bring unique aspects to the cruising life and require different “care and feeding” than monohulls. Topics include: Catamaran Design & Construction, Budget, Shopping for Cats, Fear Factor, Docking & Anchoring. Limited to a small group, this personalized seminar will help you go from talking about buying a catamaran to living aboard your dream yacht. Sponsored by Multihulls Quarterly.
Cruising World Magazine Presents:
Make Your Escape on October 6th
Six workshops led by Lin Pardey, Behan Gifford and others, will ensure that you get the most from the experts and Cruising World editors who’ll be on hand to help you make your cruise a reality. Workshop topics include: Wheeling, Dealing & Sailing; How to Buy the Right Boat; First Aid for Cruisers; Master Your Electronics; Prepare to Cast Off; Offshore Tactics for Cruisers; and, Cuba and Beyond.
Blue Water Sailing Magazine Presents:
Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar – October 7th
Join John & Amanda Neal, Nigel Calder and Pete McGonagle for an informative and comprehensive all day seminar. 18 dynamic PowerPoint presentations closely follow the included 260-page Offshore Companion (normally $60). This highly organized format allows you to easily follow, understand and retain crucial information enabling you to save years and thousands of dollars as you prepare for your cruising adventures.
Topics include boat selection & outfitting, engines & electrical systems, anchoring, seamanship, rigging & sails, piracy & security, communication, overall cost of ownership, offshore & health insurance, galley essentials and storm survival tactics.
SAIL Magazine Presents: Sailing South – October 8th
Planning to head south? Don’t miss this all day seminar. A star studded line up of speakers will help you plan your great escape to the sunshine.
- Nigel Calder -Setting your boat up for sailing off the grid
- Tom Hale – Secrets of the ICW
- Jimmy Cornell – Sailing safely to the tropics
- Paul & Sheryl Shard – Making the most of the Bahamas
- Dave Skolnick – How to stay connected on your voyages
Free Seminars on Sailing – October 6th, 7th & 8th