Cruisers University Schedule

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course

Cruisers University – April 23rd – 26th, 2020

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
Diesel Maintenance
Marine Weather Forecasting
Marine Electrical Systems

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

Thursday, April 23, 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 Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 1)

(Nigel Calder)

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 1)

(Jim Zima)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Watt’s Up – Electricity Simplified

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Offshore Energy Management

(Bob Williams)

Amp it Up! Cruising with Alternative Energy

(Bob Williams)

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

(Scott Berg)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Problems

(Scott Berg)

Fishing from a Slow Boat

(Lenny Rudow)

Spinnakers for Beginners and Cruisers

(Gary Shaw)

Splicing – a hands on class

(Session 1)

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

Efficient & Reliable Onboard Systems

(Bob Williams)

What’s in Your MedKit?

(Steve Rakkar, MD)

Highlights of the Chesapeake Bay

(John Stefancik)

Friday, April 24, 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 Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 2)

(Nigel Calder)

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 2)

(Jim Zima)

Weather Apps to Follow

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

Short & Singlehanded Sailing

(John & Amanda Neal)

Storm Survical Techniques

(John & Amanda Neal)

Worldwide Anchoring Techniques

(John & Amanda Neal)

Diesel Engine Essentials

(Amanda Neal)

Line Handling

(Ben Carey)

Cruising Couples: an Egalitarian Approach to Cruising

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Rule of Road

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

‘Miss’ Perceptions of Amazing Women Sailors

(Teresa Carey)

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

(Nica Waters)

Optimize Your Cruising Efficiency

(Andy & Lisa Batchelor)

Night Cruising Demystified

(Andy & Lisa Batchelor)

Saturday, April 25, 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)

Offshore Cruising Seminar – a full day course

(John & Amanda Neal)

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)

Heavy Weather Sailing

(David Flynn)

Sailtrim for Performance & Safety

(David Flynn)

DIY Safety Survey

(Ralph Naranjo)

Provisioning – From List to Last Bite

(Nica Waters)

 

Moving Your Business Aboard

(Devon & Richard Anderson)

Sunday, April 26, 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)

Traditional Navigation – an all day course

(Ralph Naranjo)

Sails & Rigging – common issues & repairs for the cruising boat

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

Splicing – a hands on class

(Session 2)

(Jerry Latell & Jake Pender)

Plugged In – Power Cord Safety

(Tom Hale)

Tool Time – What’s in Your Tool Box?

(Tom Hale)

Winemaking as your cruise

(Lauren Brush)

Navigating the ICW

(Jody Schroath)

Preparing for Your First Cruise

(Tom Hale)

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

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)



Annapolis, Maryland

“If you make the effort to come to the Annapolis Sailboat Show and miss Cruisers University, you have missed the most useful, and potentially life-saving part of the show. The value cannot be overstated!”

“Besides the immersion of cruising life presented in the courses, it was even more exciting (and unexpected) to connect with wonderful people who will be friends forever in our future life on sea.”

"Staff was outstanding to work with, helping us make the course options fit with our schedule."

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