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 United States Sailboat Show grounds through historical downtown.

Cruisers University Map

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 Wednesday night, April 24th through Sunday morning, April 28th.  You can reserve you rooms two ways:

Click on the link to register on-line:      Cruiser’s University-April 2019


you can also call reservations at 800-847-8882 and just give them the group number which is 100538.  The Wednesday & Thursday night rates are $169 and the Friday & Saturday night rates are $209.

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 to Governor Calvert House
            7:15 am Stadium to Governor Calvert House

Afternoon Bus Schedule
              4:15 pm Governor Calvert House to Stadium

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

Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  Free Boat Show Bus stop: Randall & Dock Street.  This free shuttle runs until one hour after the show closes.  

Other Options:

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

Alternate Parking Options:  Calvert Street Garage has complimentary parking from Friday, April 20th after 6pm thru Monday at 6am.   There is also Valet parking available at the Governor Calvert House, The Historic Inns of Annapolis.

Where to Park in Downtown Annapolis

What to Wear

Dress for the springtime weather to walk around the show grounds. A sweater if the AC is cooler than you like. Be comfortable, and wear good shoes for walking.

A few other details

At the beginning of April, 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 the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 26th-28th.  

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 spring, 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.  If you wish to print off any outlines or notes prior to classes, please do so, it is entirely up to the individual student.

Daily Schedule

7:15 – 8:15           Registration and Breakfast
8:15 – 11:30         Morning Classes
11:30 – 12:30       Lunch 
2:30 – 3:45           Afternoon Classes        

Social Events 

  • Thursday, April 25th, 5-7pm  TBD
  • Friday, April 26th, 5-7pm  TBD

  • Saturday, April 27th, 5-7pm  TBD

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

Annapolis, Maryland

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

"A wonderful event for people hungry for knowledge. Great opportunity to meet and share experiences with other cruisers."

"Having this run at the same time as the Annapolis Sailboat Show makes Cruisers University a huge draw for all participants."