Cruisers University Schedule Spring 2023

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course

Cruisers University will be Thursday, April 27th – Sunday, April 30th, 2023 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 the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show)

Master Classes –  

Diesel Maintenance  

Marine Electrical Systems 

Marine Weather Forecasting

All-day Seminars  

Cruising Readiness

Marine Communications in the 21st Century 

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics

Traditional Navigation 

Tuition Packages:

Offshore Emergency Medicine Package $1395 -includes 3 days of intensive training by Jeff Isaac & David Johnson of WildMed (each class day runs from 8am-5pm), breakfast and lunch for the 3 days of classes, entrance into the evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Master Cruiser Package $1195 – includes 2 days of the master class, 2 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 4 days, entrance into the evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

4 Day Cruisers Package $1025 – 4 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 4 days, entrance into the evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

3 Day Cruisers Package $925 – 3 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 3 days, entrance into the evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

2 Day Cruisers Package $750– 2 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast and lunch for 2 days, entrance into 2 evening Cruisers University gathering, as well as entry into all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

1 Day Cruisers Package $590– 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 days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

 


Download the Schedule

Questions? Email tara@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Classes

Thursday, April 27th, 2023: 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)

Master Marine Weather Forecasting (Day 1)

(Mark Thornton)

First Aid / CPR / AED for the Cruiser

(Betty Nance-Floyd)

Take the Stress out of Docking

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Dinghies & Outboards:  Cruising Essentials

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Navigation & Weather Planning for the Bluewater Passage

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Docking & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Watt’s Up – Cruising Electricity for Beginners

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Insurance Contracts & Paperwork – What to watch for

(Kerry Gonzales)

Introduction to Charts & Chart Plotters

(Deb Marlor)

 

Sail Theory & Points of Sail

(John Calogero)

Avoiding a Hurricane Using Popular Marine Apps

(John Calogero)

Friday, April 28th, 2023: 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)

Master Marine Weather Forecasting (Day 2)

(Mark Thornton)

Cruising Readiness – an all-day seminar

(Lisa & Andy Batchelor)

Offshore Emergency Medicine (Day 1)

(Jeff Isaac & David Johnson)

What’s in Your Medkit?

(Betty Nance-Floyd)

Cruising Maine & New England

(John Calogero)

Hurricane Preparation:  What Worked (& Didn’t) with Hurricane Ian

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Basic Marine Solar

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Good Copy – VHF Etiquette

(John Herlig)

Composting Heads: Successful Tips of Use

(John Herlig)

Bahamas (Part 1) – Staging and Getting Your Boat & Crew there Safely

(John Herlig)

Bahamas (Part 2) – Cruising and Enjoying the Islands

(John Herlig)

Basic Electrical Troubleshooting

(Scott Berg)

The Ultimate Boat Management Plan

(Deb Marlor)

Saturday, April 28th, 2023: 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

Advanced Diesel Diagnostics – an all-day seminar 

(Jim Zima)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 1)

(Nigel Calder)

Offshore Emergency Medicine (Day 2)

(Jeff Isaac & David Johnson)

 

Introduction to Celestial Navigation

(Ben Carey)

Beyond the Bowline

(Ben Carey)

Line Handling

(Teresa Carey)

Nighttime & Limited Visibility

(Teresa Carey)

The Gulfstream – Strategies & Tactics for  Safe Crossing

(W Frank Bohlen)

Coastal Tides & Currents

(W Frank Bohlen)

Rules of the Road – Staying Safe While Underway

(Deb Marlor)

Basic Internet for Cruisers

(Richard Anderson)

Advanced Internet for the Remote Working Cruiser

(Richard Anderson)

Watermakers 101

(Rich Boren)

Navigating with Today’s Technology

(Ed Tillett)

Weather Forecasting with Gribs

(Mark Thornton)

Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Tropical Weather Forecasting

(Mark Thornton)

Sunday, April 30th, 2023: 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

Traditional Navigation

(Ben & Teresa Carey)

Marine Electrical Systems – Master Class (Day 2)

(Nigel Calder)

Offshore Emergency Medicine (Day 3)

(Jeff Isaac & David Johnson)

Diesel 101

(Jim Zima)

Cruising on a Tiny Budget for the non-retired Cruiser

(John Herlig)

Now You’re Cooking with Gas – Propane Safety

(John Herlig)

Insider Secrets for the Newbie Cruiser

(John Herlig)

Heavy Weather Sailing- Governing Factors & Management

(W Frank Bohlen)

Ocean Currents & Weather Interactions and Effects

(W Frank Bohlen)

What to do When the Cruising Dream is not Yours?

(Deb Marlor)

The Thornless Path

(Deb Marlor)

Cruising Energy Management

(Bob Williams)

Reliable & Efficient Marine Refrigeration

(Bob Williams)

Keeping Your Boat Cool Below

(Bob Williams)

Cruising Systems Resilience

(Bob Williams)

Anchoring: Avoid the Art of Dragging

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Simple & Frugal Cruising Ideas

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Working with a Marine Surveyor as a Buyer or Seller

(Scott Berg)

 



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