Cruisers University Schedule

Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy

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

This four-day package includes a two-day intensive study in one of the following topics, plus up to eight classes from our extensive curriculum.
    –  Cruising Women (Limit 40)                        
    –  Diesel Maintenance (Limit 25)  SOLD OUT


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

Four-Day Package      $690          Two-Day Package   $420   

Three-Day Package    $560          One-Day Package    $250   


Questions?  Email registration@annapolisboatshows.com

Step Two - Choose Your Elective Classes

THURSDAY April 19, 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 

Amp It Up – Cruising with Alternative Energy

Troubleshooting Electrical Problems 


The Endless Fresh Water Supply
Bahamas Bound – The Abacos Heavy Weather Sailing Sail Trim for Performance and Control
Safety at Sea 
Crisis Management While Cruising Healthcare in Paradise Cruising on a Budget – Gold, Silver & Bronze Countdown to Cruising 3-2-1 Blast-off!
FRIDAY April 20, 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

Changing Your Engine Oil Made Easy

Great Products You Need to Know About


Gear Up – Are You Ready to Drop the Lines?
Top Newbie Cruising Mistakes Insider’s Guide to the Florida Keys Maine’s Beautiful Coast Cruising Docs – You Can’t Go Paperless
Weather Apps to Follow Maintain Your Diesel Engine 101 Thunderstorm Primer

Offshore Rigging & Sails – When Things Go Wrong
Traditional Navigation – An Introduction (Part 1) SOLD OUT Chart Plotting (Part 2) Nighttime  & Limited Visibility Navigation (Part 3) Advanced Navigation (Part 4)
SATURDAY April 20, 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
Diesel Maintenance (Day 1 of 2)  SOLD OUT
Cruising Women (Day 1 of 2)
Maintaining Your  Dream Boat – Above And Below The Water Line Navigating the ICW – Mile 0-500 Navigating the ICW – Mile 501-1095
Lines, Knots & Bends Docking Single Handed Made Easy Hurricane Prep! Single Handed Sailing – Coastal & Offshore
Cruising Lifestyle – When Dreams Meet Reality Wifi & Cell Service – Close Yet So Far Away AIS & Radar – Is Anyone Out There?  Making The Most Of VHF & SSB
SUNDAY April 22, 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
Diesel Maintenance (Day 2 of 2) SOLD OUT
Cruising Women ( Day 2 of 2)
Anchoring for a Good Night’s Sleep Dock & Line Handling for Couples The Cruising Sailboat – The 5 Step Plan to Purchasing It OMG I Bought a Boat! Now What?
The Great American Loop The Chesapeake in 7 Days Rules of the Road Crossing the Gulfstream
Provisioning and Galley Essentials Heavy Weather Sailing The Albermarle Loop The Chesapeake to Nantucket

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"I had high expectations for Cruisers University, and every single course far exceeded my expectations!"

"Pam and Behan are an amazing pair as teachers for the Cruising Women course and I learned so much. Thank you for your knowledge and support!"

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

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