What You Need To Know

Where to Go

Cruisers University will be held at the Governor Calvert House within The Historic Inns of Annapolis.  The Governor Calvert House is located at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.  It is located a short walk from the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show grounds through historical downtown.


When to Arrive

Registration and breakfast are from 7:15 am to 8:15 am

Where to Stay

The Historic Inns of Annapolis offer a room block discount for the participants of Cruisers University. The dates for the discounted rooms are starting on Sunday night, October 4th through Thursday morning, October 8th.  

Click on the link to reserve the hotel rooms on-line:      Cruiser’s University-Fall 2020


Where to Park

Daily parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 550 Taylor Ave in Annapolis, Gate 5, for $10.  Follow signs to parking area.  A free bus shuttle with a Cruisers University sign takes attendees to The Governor Calvert House at 58 State Circle.

Morning Bus Schedule

            7:00 am Stadium, pickup location near the Blue Angels Plane, to Governor Calvert House
            7:15 am Stadium, pickup location near the Blue Angels Plane, to Governor Calvert House

Afternoon Bus Schedule on Monday – Wednesday, October 5th – 7th
              4:15 pm Governor Calvert House to Stadium

Afternoon Bus Schedule on Thursday, October 8th

     All shuttle buses will be available at the Boat Show Main Gate at the corner of Randall & Dock Street.  This free shuttle runs until  one         hour after the show closes.

Alternate buses to Stadium:

Thursday-Friday:  State Shuttle or the Circulator B runs every 20′ til 8 pm.  Bus stop: Church Circle & School Street and returns to the Navy Stadium. $2/one way, $1/seniors 
Annapolis State Shuttle

Other Options:

UBER/LYFT:  destination is 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Parking Options:   There is also Valet parking available at the Governor Calvert House, The Historic Inns of Annapolis at a cost of $15/day.

Where to Park in Downtown Annapolis

What to Wear

Dress for the fall weather to walk around town and the show grounds. Over the past few years, Fall Cruisers University has experienced torrential rain, freezing cold temperatures as well as a mini heatwave. A sweater if the AC is cooler than you like in the classrooms. Be comfortable, and wear good shoes for walking.

A few other details

In the middle of September, your Cruisers University credentials will be mailed to you so please make sure you provide a current mailing address to tara@annapolisboatshows.com.  The Cruisers University credential is your name tag for classes but it is also your multi-day ticket to both the US Powerboat Show, October 1-4th, and the US Sailboat Show, October 8-12th.

If you registered as a couple and you want to add an additional email address to your account, please again send the information to tara@annapolisboatshows.com.  

Again this fall, we will offer electronic instructor handouts in 2 forms:  A Dropbox Link for you to review all handouts prior to your arrival in Annapolis as well as a USB thumbdrive on your first day of classes.  It is suggested by the instructors for you to print off any outlines or notes prior to classes, it is not required but it will make your understanding of the class material a little easier.

Daily Schedule

7:15am-8:15am Registration and Breakfast at the Governor Calvert House

8:15am-11:30am Class

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-3:45pm  Class

            4:00pm-4:30pm  Informational Sessions with AMG Insurance and Snag-A-Slip

5:30pm – ?  Evening Social Event (Monday-Wednesday)       

Social Events 

  • Monday, 10/5th – TBD
  • Tuesday, 10/6th – A night of Steel Drums with Jim Zima.
  • Wednesday, 10/7th, TBD

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 410-263-7802 or by email to tara@annapolisboatshows.com.



Annapolis, Maryland

"Great people, delicious food, wonderful rum punch, informative lectures and most of all the people made the event extra special and a huge success!"

"Cruisers University presenters offer a wealth of knowledge for experienced cruisers and "newbie’s" alike."

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