Educational Opportunities

Learn to cruise into the sunset with classes available during the show.


Cruisers University

Delivering a curriculum that addresses a complete range of cruising topics for all levels and experience to help prepare boaters to live aboard a boat and begin their boating adventures with confidence. Led by some of the industry’s best, the curriculum includes classes like marine weather forecasting, traditional navigation techniques, electronic tablet navigation, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, and electrical systems.

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Offshore Emergency Medicine Class 

This highly sought after class offers relevant and practical training for the largest and most remote wilderness on earth. The course will emphasize the understanding of body systems and principles of care to best prepare the medical officer to improvise and adapt to the infinite variety of challenges that the open sea can present. It is designed for voyaging sailors as well as professional mariners.

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First Sail Workshop

Allowing first-time sailors to learn the basics and experience the joy of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session at the National Sailing Hall of Fame, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with SailTime and American Sailing Association instructors.

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Free Daily Seminars

Get your captain’s license or learn docking and line handling with expert captains from Annapolis School of Seamanship. Situation awareness, communication, close quarters maneuvering, and other techniques and tricks are all part of these free seminars. Free seminars are provided by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

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