Cruisers University Schedule

 

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course
Four-Day Master Cruiser Series
$800

There are 4 Master Cruiser Series students can chose from and up to eight individual electives from our extensive cruising curriculum.

Master Classes – Two days each
Cruising Women 
Diesel Maintenance 

Marine Electrical Systems
Marine Weather Forecasting

 


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 7, 2019: 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 – Master Class (Day 1)

(Jim Zima)

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 1)

(Mark Thornton)

Safety at Sea

(Jamie Gifford)

Splicing – a hands on class

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Maintaining Your Boat – Above & Below the Waterline

(Steve Zimmerman)

Winemaking in Tropical Locations

(Lauren Brush)

Line Handling, Knots & Bends

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

What Me Worry – Putting Cruising Fears to Rest

(Behan Gifford)

Top Newbie Cruising Mistakes

(Behan Gifford)

Cruising on a Budget

(Behan Gifford)

Tool Time

(Tom Hale)

Plugged In – Power Cord Safety

(Tom Hale)

Offshore Energy Management

(Bob Williams)

Amp it Up! Cruising with Alternative Energy

(Bob Williams)

4:00pm – 4:30pm  AMG Insurance presents a Q & A session regarding Cruisers Insurance
TUESDAY, October 8, 2019: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel – Master Class (Day 2)

(Jim Zima)

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class(Day 2)

(Mark Thornton)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class(Day 1)

(Nigel Calder)

Sewing on a Boat

(Sailrite)

Great Products You Need to Know About

(Pam Wall)

Cruising the Bahamas:  The Abacos

(Pam Wall)

Old Salts, New Systems – Making an Older Boat for Comfortable Cruising

(Pam Wall & Annie Dike)

Storing Food with a Tiny Fridge

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Cruising Secrets: The Insider’s Guide to Walking the Walk

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Provisioning – From List to Last Bite

(Nica Waters)

Staying Ship Shape

(Nica Waters)

Efficient & Reliable Onboard Systems

(Bob Williams)

 

Dock & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

4:00pm – 4:30pm  AMG Insurance presents a Q & A session regarding Cruisers Insurance
WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2019: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 1)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 2)

(Nigel Calder)

Writing, Videos & Blogging – How to Make it Pay

(Lin Pardey & Guests)

Cruising & Living in Hurricane Latitudes

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

5 Steps to Buying a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

OMG! I Bought a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

The Chesapeake to the Caribbean

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics

(Jim Zima)

Diesel 101

(Jim Zima)

Moving Your Business Aboard

(Devon & Richard Anderson)

4:00pm – 4:30pm  AMG Insurance presents a Q & A session regarding Cruisers Insurance
THURSDAY, October 10, 2019: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 2)  

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Traditional Navigation – A full day course

(Ralph Naranjo)

Route Planning

(Jamie Gifford)

Offshore Rigging – When Things Go Wrong

(Jamie Gifford)

Heavy Weather Sailing

(David Flynn)

Sailtrim for Performance

(David Flynn)

Single Handed Sailing

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Rules of The Road

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Rally Ho!

(Bob Osborn)

Watt’s Up

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Issues

(Scott Berg)

Maritime Communications – an Introduction

(Scott Berg)

Spinnaker for Cruisers

(Gary Shaw)

Fishing from a Slow Boat – A Cruiser’s Guide to Feeding the Crew

(Lenny Rudow)

The Art of Anchoring

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Navigating the ICW – North to South

(Jody Schroath)

Preparing for Your 1st Coastal Cruise

(Tom Hale)

 

 

 



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