Cruisers University

Cruisers University is adjusting to how Covid-19 is affecting many of our soon to be cruisers and have created a ‘Hybrid Cruisers University’.  This will allow students to enjoy Cruisers University either in person in Annapolis or in the comfort of their home or cockpit.  All students attending in person will have many extra perks that the remote student will not, including attending 9 days of the US Powerboat and US Sailboat Shows, evening fun, as well as enjoying  extra recorded classes after the fall Cruisers University wraps up!  There is no wrong way to learn to be a better cruiser! 

CRUISERS UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE


More than 50 classes are available for sailors and power boaters alike who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of blue water cruising.

The Cruisers University curriculum addresses a complete range of cruising topics for all levels and experience to help you prepare to live aboard a boat and begin your boating adventures with confidence. From cruising the Chesapeake Bay to coastal waterways, or circumnavigating the globe, our experienced instructors have been there and done it. 

Some examples of our classes include marine weather forecasting, traditional navigation techniques, electronic tablet navigation, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, electrical systems and much much more! 

Click here to see our Cruisers University Schedule

Classes are held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis – The Governor Calvert House at 58 State Circle, Annapolis.  This Historic Inn is just a short walk to the United States Powerboat & Sailboat Show and Historic Main Street. All remote students will attend Cruisers University through Zoom Meetings.


All In Person Tuition Packages Include:

  • Educational Materials
  • Instruction by Renowned Cruising Experts
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Evening Social Activities
  • Additional days of recorded classes once the fall session raps up
  • Admission to all days of United States Power Boat Show (October 1-4th, 2020) & United States Sailboat Show (October 8-12th, 2020)
  • Complimentary One Year Basic Boat U.S. Membership – $30 Value

All Remote Tuition Packages Include:

  • Educational Materials
  • Instruction by Renowned Cruising Experts
  • Complimentary One Year Basic Boat U.S. Membership – $30 Value

2020 Fall Tuition Packages                      

Four-Day Master Cruiser Series  $800 

This is an intensive four-day Master Cruiser Series, students may select one intensive study Master Class plus two additional days of up to eight individual electives.

    • Diesel Maintenance  SOLD OUT– A hands-on class taught by Jim Zima of Great Lakes Diesel, using many cutaway models and working Yanmar Engine provides skills in learning how to maintain diesel engines.  
    • Marine Weather Forecasting  SOLD OUT– This class taught by Mark Thornton from LakeErieWx, will provide you with the understanding of all things weather and the skills to find and use a weather forecast for your cruising grounds.
    • Cruising WomenThe cruising woman class offers two unique days of education for women, by women!  Pam Wall & Behan Gifford have traveled tens of thousands nautical miles around the world and have a wealth of knowledge to share with fellow cruising women.

Cruising Preparedness In Person Series 

The Cruising Preparedness Series can be attended in one, two, three, or four day customized packages. Each day you can choose to attend three to four individual classes or you may opt for an all day course if one is available. 

  • Four Day Package – $750 (this package includes access to all recorded classes except Master Classes)

  • Three Day Package – $625 (this package includes access to 3 additional days of recorded classes except Master Classes)

  • Two Day Package – $490 (this package includes access to 2 additional days of recorded classes except Master Classes)

  • One Day Package – $325 (this package includes access to 1 additional day of recorded classes except Master Classes)

Cruising Preparedness Remote Series 

The Cruising Preparedness Series can be attended in one, two, three, or four day customized packages. Each day you can choose to attend three to four individual classes or you may opt for an all day course if one is available. All classes will be attended through Zoom Meetings at the published days/time on the Cruisers University.

  • Four Day Remote Package – $650 

  • Three Day Remote Package – $525 

  • Two Day Remote Package – $390

  • One Day Remote Package – $225 

Click here to register for one of our Cruising Preparedness Series!


Full Day Courses

Individual Classes – 90 – 180 minutes each and so many to choose from!

CLICK FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

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Location

Classes will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis – The Governor Calvert House at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD or via Zoom Meetings in the comfort of your own home.


Refund Policy:

      • Refunds are acceptable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.
      • Inside 30 days of the event, only credit towards future Cruisers University sessions will be given.
      • No refund or credit for cancellation within 10 days of the start of the event. 
      • Credits are good for up to 365 days. 

Questions?  Contact us at registration@annapolisboatshows.com or (410) 517-9979



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"Diesel School was extremely helpful and well run. Good mixture of classroom reinforced with hands on training."

"We gained a wealth of knowledge from people who have been doing what we want to do. The instructors are seasoned, knowledgeable, fun, and happy to share what they have learned over the years. We now have many new friends in the cruising community, and are looking forward to seeing them on the water at some exotic location in the world.”

"A fabulous way to get a huge step-up of knowledge into the cruising life." 

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