Cruisers University Schedule

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course

Cruisers University is now sold out!  If you wish to be placed on a waitlist for any of the days or seminars, please email tara@annapolisboatshows.com

Cruisers University – October 11th through October 17th, 2021

Four Day Master Cruiser Series $995

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

Diesel Maintenance Sold Out

Marine Electrical Systems Sold Out

Marine Weather Forecasting Sold Out

Cruising Women Sold Out


Cruising Preparedness 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 – $850 

  • Three Day Package – $725 

  • Two Day Package – $590 

  • One Day Package – $425 

  • Add-On Day to a Master or 4 day package – $350 (new this year to allow students to take any of the all day seminars held Friday-Sunday)

 


Questions? Email tara@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Elective Classes

Monday, October 11th, 2021: Select one class per time slot Sold Out
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) Sold Out

(Jim Zima)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 1)  Sold Out

(Nigel Calder)

Anchoring – Avoiding the Art of Dragging

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Navigating the Intracoastal Waterway

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Website/Blogging/Podcasts

(Nica Waters)

 

Provisioning

(Nica Waters)

 

Navigation by Tablet

(Tom Hale)

Cruising the Bahamas

(John Herlig)

Good Copy – VHF Etiquette & Use

(John Herlig)

Secrets & Hints for the Newbie Cruiser

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Eating Well From a Small Refrigerator

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Storage Strategies Aboard Your Boat

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Cruising & Living in Hurricane Latitudes

(Carolyn Shearlock)

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

Old Boat, New Boat, Old Salt, and Newbie – Advice about insuring your boat

 

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021: Select one class per time slot Sold Out
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) Sold Out

(Jim Zima)

 

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 2) Sold Out

(Nigel Calder)

 

Navigation – An All Day Class

(Ben Carey)

Outfitting the Bluewater Cruiser

(Jamie Gifford)

 

 

 

 

Weather Forecasting & Routing with Gribs

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

Crossing the Gulf Stream

(Jenifer & Dane Clark)

Coastal Tides & Tidal Currents

(Tom Hale)

 

Tool Time – What’s in Your Toolbox?

(Tom Hale)

 

Preparing for Your First Cruise

(Nica Waters)

Making Money (or not) While you Cruise

(Nica Waters)

Taking Your Dream and Making it a Reality

(Behan Gifford)

Healthcare While Cruising

(Behan Gifford)

What Me Worry? Putting Cruising Fears to Rest

(Behan Gifford)

Budgeting for Your Dream

(Behan Gifford)

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

Itinerary Planning

 

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021: Select one class per time slot Sold Out
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)

(Behan Gifford)

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics SOLD OUT

(Jim Zima)

 

Boating Safety with Sirius Signal

(Steve Caldero)

 

Spinnakers for Beginners & Cruisers

(Gary Shaw)

Plugged In – Power Cord Safety

(Tom Hale)

Staying Ship Shape

(Nica Waters)

Safety at Sea

(Jamie Gifford)

Route Planning

(Jamie Gifford)

Line Handling SOLD OUT

(Ben Carey)

Beyond the Bowline

(Ben Carey)

Cruising Maine & New England

(Ben Carey)

Sail Theory SOLD OUT

(Ben Carey)

Watt’s Up

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

The 5 Steps to Buying a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

OMG, I Bought a Boat!

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Designing a Solar System for a Cruising Boat

(Tom Trimmer)

Boating Life with Lithium

(Tom Trimmer)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Issues

(Scott Berg)

Let the Sunshine In

(Scott Berg)

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

Storm Planning & Insurance

 

Thursday, October 14th, 2021: Select one class per time slot S Sold Out
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)

Night Cruising Demystified

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Bluewater Passage Weather Planning

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Take the Stress out of Docking SOLD OUT

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Optimizing Your Cruising Efficiency

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Offshore Rigging & Sails – When things go wrong

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Sailtrim for Performance & Safety

(David Flynn)

Heavy Weather Sailing SOLD OUT

(David Flynn)

Panama Posse

(Dietmar Petutchnig)

Marine Communications in the 21st Century – VHF, AIS, SSB, Cell, WiFi, & Satellite

(Scott Berg)

Dock & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

 

Single Handed Sailing

(Ben Carey)

Cruising Couples: An Egalitarian Approach to Cruising

(Ben Carey)

An Introduction to Celestial Navigation

(Ben Carey)

Rules of the Road

(Ben Carey)

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

Contracts & Legal Issues – Understanding the Fine Print

Friday, October 15th, 2021:
8:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Seamanship for Offshore Sailing – an all day class

(Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson)

Saturday, October 16th, 2021:
8:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Catamaran Cruising – Are 2 hulls better than 1? – an all day class

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Sunday, October 17th, 2021:
8:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Cruising as a Couple – Making it a Dream Experience – an all day class

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

 



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