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 SOLD OUT

Marine Weather Forecasting SOLD OUT

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) SOLD OUT

(Jim Zima)

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

(Bob Bitchin’ aka Bob Lipkin & Jody Lipkin)

Offshore Rigging & Sails – When things go wrong

(Jamie Gifford)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Weather Routing with GRib’s

(Mark Thornton)

What Me Worry? Putting Cruising Fears to Rest

(Behan Gifford)

Healthcare While Cruising

(Behan Gifford)

Make Your Escape – Turn the Dream to a Reality

(Behan Gifford)

How to Budget Your Dream

(Behan Gifford)

Let the Sunshine In

(Scott Berg)

Marine Communications in the 21st Century

(Scott Berg)

Fishing from a Slow Boat

(Lenny Rudow)

Staying Ship Shape

(NicaWaters)

Line Handling

(Teresa & Ben Carey)

Watt’s Up

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Sail Theory

(Teresa Carey)

Safety is Seamanship

(Ralph Naranjo)

What’s in Your MedKit?

(Steve Rakkar, MD)

Preparing for Your First Cruise

(NicaWaters)

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) SOLD OUT

(Jim Zima)

 

Traditional Navigation

(Ralph Naranjo)

 

Great Products You Need to Know About

(Pam Wall)

 

Outfitting the Blue Water Cruiser

(Pam Wall)

 

Route Planning

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Provisioning – From List to Last Bite

(NicaWaters)

 

Weather Apps to Follow

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

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)

Lessons Learned from Covid-19

(Behan & Jamie Gifford)

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) SOLD OUT

(Mark Thornton)

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 1)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics

(Jim Zima)

Highlights of the Chesapeake Bay

(John Stefanik)

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)

 

The Art of Anchoring

(Rudy and Jill Sechez)

 

Heavy Weather Sailing

(David Flynn)

Sailtrim for Performance & Safety

(David Flynn)

Boating Life with Lithium

(Thomas Trimmer)

 

Spinnakers for Beginners & Cruisers

(Gary Shaw)

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) SOLD OUT

(Mark Thornton)

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 2)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Splicing

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

DIY Electrical Survey

(Jeff Cote)

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)

 

Short & Singlehanded Techniques & Tactics

(John & Amanda Neal)

Storm Survival Techniques

(John & Amanda Neal)

Navigating the ICW

(Jody Schroath)

Understanding Solar Energy

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Problems

(Scott Berg)

Diesel Engine Essentials

(Amanda Neal)

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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"I want to thank you for all the knowledge you bestowed upon me! I learned so much and I feel a lot more confident about our upcoming cruising adventure!"

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