Cruisers University Schedule Fall 2022

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course

Cruisers University – Monday, October 10th – Sunday, October 16th, 2022 will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle.

Master Cruiser Package  (this includes 2 days of Master Classes & 2 days of elective classes or all-day seminars, breakfast & lunch on all days of classes as well as entrance to all days of the US Powerboat Show & US Sailboat Show)

Master Classes

Diesel Maintenance 

Marine Electrical Systems

Marine Weather Forecasting

She’s a Cruiser: a bridge from the unknown to the confident cruising woman


All-day Seminars  

Writing, Blogging & Podcasts – How to Make it Pay

Marine Communications in the 21st Century 

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics

Safety at Sea Begins Long Before an Emergency Happens

Traditional Navigation 

Offshore Cruising Seminar with John Neal

Becoming a Cruiser 

Cruising with Catamarans – Are 2 hulls better than 1?

Cruising as a Couple


Tuition Packages:

Master Cruiser Package $1095 – includes 2 days of the master class, 2 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 4 days, entrance into 2 evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all 4 days of the US Powerboat Show and all 5 days of the US Sailboat Show.

4 Day Cruisers Package $925 – 4 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 4 days, entrance into 2 evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all 4 days of the US Powerboat Show and all 5 days of the US Sailboat Show.

3 Day Cruisers Package $825 – 3 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 3 days, entrance into 2 evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all 4 days of the US Powerboat Show and all 5 days of the US Sailboat Show.

2 Day Cruisers Package $650– 2 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 2 days, entrance into 1 evening Cruisers University gathering, as well as entry into all 4 days of the US Powerboat Show and all 5 days of the US Sailboat Show.

1 Day Cruisers Package $490– 1 day of electives or an all-day seminar, breakfast and lunch for 1 day, entrance into 1 evening Cruisers University gathering, as well as entry into all 4 days of the US Powerboat Show and all 5 days of the US Sailboat Show.

Hands On Clinics with Jamie Gifford $325 – the 3 clinics are Friday – Sunday and focus on Rigging & Sail Inventory Survey


Download the Schedule

Questions? Email tara@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Classes

Monday, October 10th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 1)

(Jim Zima)

Marine Communications in the 21st Century 

(Scott Berg)

Anchoring – Avoiding the Art of Dragging

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Navigating the ICW

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Bahamas Part 1 – Successfully Crossing, Clearing In, & Adapting

(John Herlig)

Bahamas Part 2- Out-Island Points of Interest & Navigation

(John Herlig)

Good Copy – VHF Etiquette

(John Herlig)

Cruising Secrets for the First Time Cruiser

(John Herlig)

Eating Well with a Tiny Fridge

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Creative Storage Strategies on the Boat

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Comprehensive Hurricane Preparation

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Designing & Installing a Marine Solar System

(Tom Trimmer)

Boating Life with Lithium

(Tom Trimmer)

Watermakers 101:  Understanding Your Watermaker Choices

(Rich Boran)

 

Preparing for Your First Cruise

(Nica Waters)

Internet for Everyone, Everywhere

(Richard Anderson)

Advanced Internet for Entrepreneurs, Remote Workers, & Digital Nomads

(Richard Anderson)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel Maintenance – Master Class (Day 2)

(Jim Zima)

Writing, Videos, & Blogging – How to make it pay! An All-Day Seminar

(Lin Pardey)

Traditional Navigation – An All-Day Seminar 

(Ben Carey & Teresa Carey)

Fishing from a Show Boat

(Lenny Rudow)

Finding Your Cruising Dream Boat

(Dale Davis)

The Thornless Path 

(Deb Marlor)

The Ultimate Boat Management Plan

(Deb Marlor)

Weather Forecasting & Routing with Gribs

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

Country Hopping with Ease

(Behan Gifford)

On Board Communications

(Behan Gifford)

Why the Dream Fails (or succeeds)!

(Behan Gifford)

A Well Fed Crew

(Behan Gifford)

Route Planning

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Outfitting the Bluewater Cruiser

(Jamie Gifford)

 

Provisioning

(Nica Waters)

Basic Electrical Troubleshooting

(Scott Berg)

 

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 1)  

(Mark Thornton)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 1)

(Nigel Calder)

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics – An All-Day Seminar

(Jim Zima)

 

She’s a Cruiser:  a bridge from the unknown to the confident cruising woman (Day 1)

(Behan Gifford & Nica Waters)

 

Transitioning to an Offshore State of Mind

(Lin Pardey)

 

Rules of the Road

(Deb Marlor)

 

Celestial Navigation – An Introduction

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Beyond the Bowline

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Line Handling

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Night Cruising Demystified

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Bluewater Passage Weather Planning

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Take the Stress out of Docking

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Optimizing your Cruising Efficiency

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Great Gadgets & Ideas to use Onboard

(Bill Cullen)

Building Your Cruising Confidence – You’ve Got This

(Bill Cullen)

What Big Ships See

(Rick Peterson)

Preparing, Departing & Cruising Europe

(Rick Peterson)

Thursday, October 13th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 2) 

(Mark Thornton)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 2)

(Nigel Calder)

She’s a Cruiser:  a bridge from the unknown to the confident cruising woman (Day 2)

(Behan Gifford & Nica Waters)

Being Safe – Safety at Sea Begins Long Before an Emergency Happens

(Jamie Gifford)

Shorthanded Sailing Techniques

(John Neal)

Storm Survival Tactics

(John Neal)

Cruising Down (& Up) the ICW

(Jody Schroath)

Sail Theory & Points of Sail

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Nighttime & Limited Visibility Sailing

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Watchkeeping & Planning for an Offshore Passage

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Leadership, Roles, Responsibilities, & Decision Making at Sea

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Dinghy & Outboard: A Cruising Essential

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Docking & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

The 5 Steps to Buying a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

OMG! I Bought a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Friday, October 14th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Offshore Emergency Medicine – Day 1

(Jeff Isaac & DJ Johnson)


Offshore Cruising Seminar – an all-day seminar

(John Neal)

Take The Wheel (Registration starts July 2022)

(Jamie & Behan Gifford)

Onboard Rigging Survey Clinic – a hands-on clinic

(Jamie Gifford)

Saturday, October 15th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Offshore Emergency Medicine – Day 2

(Jeff Isaac & DJ Johnson)

Cruising with Catamarans:  Is one hull better than two? an all-day seminar

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

 

Take The Wheel (Registration starts July 2022)

(Jamie & Behan Gifford)

 

Sail Inventory Survey – a hands on clinic

(Jamie Gifford)

Sunday, October 16th, 2022: Select one class per time slot 
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Offshore Emergency Medicine – Day 3

(Jeff Isaac & DJ Johnson)

Cruising as a Couple – an all-day seminar

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Take The Wheel (Registration starts July 2022)

(Jamie & Behan Gifford)

 

Onboard Rigging Survey Clinic – a hands-on clinic

(Jamie Gifford)

 



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