Cruisers University Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 Semester of Cruisers University will go on sale at the beginning of December!  Check back then to see the complete schedule, class and instructor list!

If you are interested in being notified when the registration opens in December, please email your request to tara@annapolisboatshows.com

The program will be held Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th, 2023 at The Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.  

REGISTER HERE  

CRUISERS UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE


More than 70 classes are available for sailors and power boaters alike who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of blue water cruising.

The Cruisers University curriculum addresses a complete range of cruising topics for all levels and experience to help you prepare to live aboard a boat and begin your boating adventures with confidence. From cruising the Chesapeake Bay to coastal waterways, or circumnavigating the globe, our experienced instructors have been there and done it. 

Some examples of our classes include marine weather forecasting, traditional navigation techniques, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, electrical systems and much much more! 

Classes will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis – The Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis.  The Historic Inns are just a short walk to the show grounds of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.


All Tuition Includes:

  • Educational Materials for classes attending
  • Instruction by Renowned Cruising Experts
  • Evening Social Activities
  • Admission to all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 28th-30th, 2023
  • Complimentary One Year Basic Boat U.S. Membership – $30 Value

2023 Spring Tuition Prices                   

Master Cruiser Series  – $1195

In the Master Cruiser Classes, students will attend 2 days of the Master Class 0f their choice, 2 days of electives or all-day seminars, breakfast & lunch on all 4 days, entrance in all days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, as well as entry into the Cruisers University evening gatherings.

    • Diesel Maintenance – A hands-on class taught by Jim Zima of Great Lakes Diesel Marine, using many cutaway models and a working Yanmar Engine provides skills in learning how to maintain diesel engines.  
    • Marine Electrical Systems  – A hands-on class taught by Nigel Calder.  He will help you understand how marine electrical systems are designed and how to troubleshoot electrical issues. 
    • Marine Weather Forecasting  – This class taught by Mark Thornton from LakeErieWx, will provide you with the understanding of all things weather and the skills to find and use a weather forecast for your cruising grounds. 

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 3 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 3 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 2 evening Cruisers University gatherings, as well as entry into all 3 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 1 evening Cruisers University gathering, as well as entry into all 3 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 3 days of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.

Each elective class is either 90 -180 minutes in length.  The topics range from weather, marine electrical issues, solar systems, line handling and docking, as well as many other areas to chose from. 

REGISTER HERE  


Location

Spring 2023 classes will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis – The Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.  To utilize the discounted hotel room block for Cruisers University, please click on the link below.  The discounted rooms are only available Wednesday night, April 26th through Saturday night, April 29th, 2023.

Cruiser’s University April 2023 Room Block


Refund Policy:

      • Refunds are acceptable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.
      • Inside 30 days of the event, only credit towards future Cruisers University sessions will be given.
      • No refund or credit for cancellation within 10 days of the start of the event. 
      • Credits are good for up to 365 days. 

Questions?  Contact us at tara@annapolisboatshows.com or (410) 517-9979



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