Cruisers University

October 8-11, 2018



More than 50 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, beginning and advanced navigation techniques, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, budgeting and much much more! 

Click here to see our Cruisers University Schedule

Classes are held at the Naval Academy Club on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy, an historic facility consisting of multi-sized meeting rooms, dining facilities, a full service catering program, and a restaurant and lounge. Enjoy these exclusive United States Naval Academy experiences as guests of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

All Packages Include:

  • Educational Materials

  • Instruction by Renowned Cruising Experts

  • Breakfast and Lunch

  • Evening Social Activities

  • Admission to Boat Show

  • Complimentary One Year Basic Boat U.S. Membership – $30 Value

2018 Fall Tuition Packages                      

Four-Day Master Cruiser Series  $690   

New this year in our intensive four-day Master Cruiser Series, students may select two intensive study Master Classes OR one Master Class plus two additional days of up to eight individual electives.

Cruising Preparedness Series

The Cruising Preparedness Series can be attended in one, two, three, or four day customized packages. Each day you can choose to attend three to four individual classes or you may opt for an all day course if one is available. 

      • Four-Day Package – $690 

      • Three-Day Package – $580 

      • Two-Day Package – $450  

      • One-Day Package – $275  

Click here to register for one of our Cruising Preparedness Series!

Full Day Course

Individual Classes – 90 – 180 minutes each and so many to choose from!




Classes are held at the Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  A valid Photo ID is required for entry.

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 or (410) 263-7802

Annapolis, Maryland

"Great people, delicious food, wonderful rum punch, informative lectures and most of all the people made the event extra special and a huge success!"

"The presenters not only shared their vast knowledge, but inspired me to get out there as soon as possible and have fun!"

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