Cruisers University Schedule

Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy

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 SOLD OUT
Diesel Maintenance SOLD OUT
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 Sold Out, call for limited availability on Wednesday & Thursday, 410-517-9979

One-Day Package $275 Sold Out, call for limited availability on Wednesday & Thursday, 410-517-9979


Questions? Email registration@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Elective Classes

MONDAY October 8, 2018: 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
Marine Weather Forecasting (Master Class) Day 1 of 2
Cruising Women (Master Class) Day 1 of 2 SOLD OUT
Cruising the Eastern
Caribbean SOLD OUT

Bahamas Bound:
The Exumas

The Insider’s Guide to the Florida Keys
Watt’s Up – Electricity Simplified Is the Cat Life for Me? The 5 Step Plan to Buying Your Boat OMG, I Bought a Boat!

Safety at Sea

Coastal Navigation & Chartplotting SOLD OUT

Sail Trim for Performance & Safety

Heavy Weather Sailing

TUESDAY October 9, 2018: 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 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Marine Weather Forecasting (Master Class) Day 2 of 2 Q & A Formal Storm Planning for Insurance Purposes hosted by Kerry Gonzalez, CEO & Marketing Director of AMG Insurance
Cruising Women (Master Class) Day 2 of 2 SOLD OUT
Cruising the Chesapeake to the Eastern Caribbean Weather 000 for Cruisers Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep Maintain Your Diesel Engine 101

Offshore Energy Management & Design

The Efficient Boat Fridge

The Endless Fresh Water Supply

Amp It Up! Cruising with Alternative Energy

Cruising Green – Saving the Planet & Your Wallet Cruising the Potomac Navigating the ICW –
North to South SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY October 10, 2018: 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 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Diesel Maintenance (Master Class) Day 1 of 2 SOLD OUT

Q & A Formal Storm Planning for Insurance Purposes hosted by Kerry Gonzalez, CEO & Marketing Director of AMG Insurance
Maintaining Your Boat – Above And Below The Water Line Tool Time Troubleshooting Basic Electrical Problems
Bahamas Bound: The Abacos Great Products You Want to Know About Gear Up – Get Ready to Drop the Lines
Weather Apps to Follow Weather Makers – Low Pressure Systems Cruising & Living in Hurricane Latitudes Storage Strategies When Your Boat is Your Home
Tides & Currents of the ICW Cruising Secrets – Walking the Walk Offshore Rigging & Sails – When Things Go Wrong The Grand Tour of the Chesapeake
THURSDAY October 11, 2018: 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 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Diesel Maintenance (Master Class) Day 2 of 2 SOLD OUT

Q & A Formal Storm Planning for Insurance Purposes hosted by Kerry Gonzalez, CEO & Marketing Director of AMG Insurance
Traditional Navigation – A Full Day Course SOLD OUT
Crisis Management while Cruising Plugged In – Power Cord Safety & Corrosion Concerns Making Your Cruising Dream a Happy Reality Provisioning – From List to Last Bite
Top Newbie Cruising Mistakes San Blas Islands on the way to Panama Blogging & Digital Communications – Keeping the World up to Date What, Me Worry? Putting Cruising Fears to Rest
High Seas Communications – VHF & SSB Radio Is Anyone Out There? AIS & Radar Staying Connected – WiFi & Cell Service Crossing the Gulf Stream in Comfort

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

"Reassured me I'm not crazy to be pursuing this dream of the cruising lifestyle."

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