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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Boat US On-Water Training

Hosting a number of family-friendly introductory boating courses such as Intro to Boating, Women Making Waves, Precision Docking and Boat Handling, and Open Water Boat Handling. New boaters may register for instruction on techniques such as wheel centering, shifting, steering and throttle control, stopping, station holding, and more.

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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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