Cruisers University Schedule

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course

Cruisers University – October 5th through October 8th, 2020

Four-Day Master Cruiser Series $800 

There are 3 Master Cruiser Series students can chose from and up to eight individual electives from our extensive cruising curriculum.

Master Classes – Two days each
Diesel Maintenance
Marine Weather Forecasting
Cruising Women

Cruising Preparedness Series – Choose the classes you like for up to four days!

Four-Day Package $750 

Three-Day Package $625 

Two-Day Package $490

One-Day Package $325 


Questions? Email registration@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Elective Classes

Monday, October 5th, 2020: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 1)

(Jim Zima)

Sailing with a Cruiser’s Attitude – an all day seminar

(Bob Bitchin’ aka Bob Lipkin & Jody Lipkin)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Watt’s Up – Electricity Simplified

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Understanding Solar Energy

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Weather Routing with GRib’s

(Mark Thornton)

TBA

(Behan Gifford)

TBA

(Behan Gifford)

TBA

(Behan Gifford)

TBA

(Behan Gifford)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Problems

(Scott Berg)

 

Marine Communications in the 21st Century

(VHF, AIS, SSB, Cell, WiFi, & Satellite)

 

(Scott Berg)

Fishing from a Slow Boat

(Lenny Rudow)

Spinnakers for Beginners and Cruisers

(Gary Shaw)

Sails & Rigging – Common Issues and Repairs while Cruising

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

Sail Theory

(Teresa Carey)

Safety is Seamanship

(Ralph Naranjo)

What’s in Your MedKit?

(Steve Rakkar, MD)

Highlights of the Chesapeake Bay

(John Stefancik)

4:00-4:30 pm AMG Insurance International – Informational Session with Kerry Gonzalez

4:00-4:30 pm Snag-a-Slip – Informational Session with the staff of Snag-a-Slip

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 2)

(Jim Zima)

Traditional Navigation – an all day course

(Ralph Naranjo)

Weather Apps to Follow

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

TBA

(Pam Wall)

TBA

(Pam Wall)

TBA

(Pam Wall)

TBA

(Pam Wall)

Eating well with a small refrigerator

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Storage Strategies when your boat is your home

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Cruising & Living in Hurricane Latitudes

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Cruising Secrets:  An insider’s guide to walking the walk!

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Dock & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

The 5 Steps to Buying a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

OMG! I Bought a Boat, Now What

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Website / Blogging / Podcasts – getting started to share your cruising journey

(Nica Waters)

 

The Gulf Stream – Structure & Strategy

(W. Frank Bohlen)

4:00 – 4:30 pm AMG Insurance International – Informational Session with Kerry Gonzalez

4:00-4:30 pm Snag-A-Slip – Informational Session with the staff of Snag-A-Slip

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 1)

(Mark Thornton)

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 1)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics

(Jim Zima)

Staying Ship Shape

(Nica Waters)

Beyond the Bowline: Essential Knots & Theory

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Taking the Stress out of Docking

(Andy & Lisa Batchelor)

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean

(Andy & Lisa Batchelor)

Plugged In – Power Cord Safety

(Tom Hale)

Tool Time – What’s in your Tool Bag

(Tom Hale)

Navigation by Tablet

(Tom Hale)

 

Heavy Weather Sailing

(David Flynn)

Sailtrim for Performance & Safety

(David Flynn)

DIY Safety Survey

(Jeff Cote)

Provisioning – From List to Last Bite

(Nica Waters)

 

Moving Your Business Aboard

(Devon & Richard Anderson)

4:00 – 4:30 pm AMG Insurance International – Informational Session with Kerry Gonzalez

4:00-4:30 pm Snag-a-Slip – Informational Session with the staff of Snag-a-Slip

Thursday, October 8th, 2020: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 2)

(Mark Thornton)

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 2)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Splicing

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

The Art of Anchoring

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Optimize Your Cruising Efficiency

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Night Cruising Demystified

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Now You’re Cooking with Gas – Propane Safety

(John Herlig)

Cruising Around the Bahamas

(John Herlig)

Safety at Sea

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Crisis Management while Cruising

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Navigating the ICW

(Jody Schroath)

Preparing for your First Cruise

(Nica Waters)

Let the Sun Shine In

(Scott Berg)

Line Handling

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Cruising Couples: An Egalitarian Approach to Cruising

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Rules of the Road

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

‘Miss’ Perceptions of Amazing Women Sailors

(Teresa & Ben Carey)



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