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 – 2019 (Coming Soon)

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 6th through Thursday morning, October 10th.  

Click on the link to reserve the hotel rooms on-line:      Cruiser’s University-October, 2019


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
              4:15 pm Governor Calvert House to Stadium

Afternoon Bus Schedule on Thursday

              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

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 fall weather to walk around town and the show grounds. 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

At the end 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 3-6th, and the US Sailboat Show, October 10-14th.

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.  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

7:15am-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  Q & A with AMG Insurance (Monday-Wednesday)

6:00pm – ?  Evening Social Event TBA (Monday-Wednesday)       

Social Events 

  • TBA

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



Annapolis, Maryland

"Top-notch lecturers with outstanding reputation in the cruising community."

“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!”

"A fabulous way to get a huge step-up of knowledge into the cruising life."