Cruisers University Schedule

 

Step One - Plot Your Educational Course
Four-Day Master Cruiser Series
$690

New this year, included in the four-day Master Cruiser Series, students have the choice of either two intensive study Master Classes (below) OR one Master Class and up to eight individual electives from our extensive cruising curriculum.

Master Classes – Two days each
Cruising Women 
Diesel Maintenance
Marine Weather Forecasting


Cruising Preparedness Series – Choose the classes you like for up to four days!

Four-Day Package $690 

Three-Day Package $580

Two-Day Package $450 

One-Day Package $275 


Questions? Email registration@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Elective Classes

THURSDAY, April 25,  2019: Select one class per time slot
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 12:30 PM – 2 PM 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Diesel – Master Class (Day 1)

(Jim Zima)

Sewing on a Boat – Canvas Work – An All Day Class

(Sailrite)

The Art of Anchoring – Tackle, Tips, & Tactics

(Rudy & Jill Sechez)

Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Problems

(Scott Berg)

What Me Worry – Putting Cruising Fears to Rest

(Behan Gifford)

Maintaining Your Boat – Above & Below the Waterline

(Steve Zimmerman)

Moving Your Business Aboard

(Richard & Devon Anderson)

Top Newbie Cruising Mistakes

(Behan Gifford)

Cruising on a Budget – Silver, Gold, & Platinum

(Behan Gifford)

Route Planning

(Jamie Gifford)

Offshore Rigging & Sails – When Things Go Wrong

(Jamie Gifford)

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019: 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 – Master Class (Day 2)

(Jim Zima)

Navigation – All Day 

(Ralph Naranjo)

Bahamas Bound: The Abacos

(Pam Wall)

Great Products You Need to Know About

(Pam Wall)

Heavy Weather Sailing

(David Flynn)

Sailtrim for Performance & Safety

(David Flynn)

Staying Ship Shape – Making your boat your gym

(Nica Waters)

Provisioning – From List to Last Bite

(Nica Waters)

Weather Apps to Follow

(Mark Thornton)

Thunderstorm Primer

(Mark Thornton)

Safety at Sea

(Jamie Gifford)

Splicing & Whipping – A Hands on Class

(Jamie Gifford)

SATURDAY, April 27, 2019: 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

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 1)

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 1)

(Mark Thornton)

Electrical Systems – All Day 

(Nigel Calder)

Sharing Your Adventure – Video, Blog or Podcast

(Nica Waters)

Cruising & Living in Hurricane Latitudes

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Storage Strategies – When your boat is your home

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Storing Food without Refrigeration

(Carolyn Shearlock)

Diesel Maintenance 101

(Jim Zima)

Weather 000

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Watt’s Up – Electricity Simplified

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

SUNDAY, April 28, 2019: 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

Cruising Women – Master Class (Day 2)  

(Pam Wall & Behan Gifford)

Marine Weather Forecasting – Master Class (Day 2)

(Mark Thornton)

Offshore Energy Management

(Bob Williams)

The Efficient Boat Fridge

(Bob Williams)

The Endless Fresh Water Supply

(Bob Williams)

Amp it Up! Alternative Energy

(Bob Williams)

Docking & Line Handling for Couples

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Buying a Boat – The 5 Step Plan

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

OMG, I Bought a Boat

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

The Chesapeake to the Caribbean

(Jeff & Jean Grossman)

Tool Time

(Tom Hale)

Plugged In – Power Cord Safety

(Tom Hale)

Navigating the ICW – North to South

(Jody Schroath)

 

 



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