What You Need To Know

Where to Go

Naval Academy Club at 2 Truxtun Road.  If walking, enter USNA Pedestrian Gate #3 on Maryland Avenue. Personal cars are not permitted on Academy grounds.

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When to Arrive

Registration and breakfast are from 7:15 am to 8:15 am

Where to Park

Daily parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 550 Taylor Ave in Annapolis, Gate 5, for $10.  Follow signs to parking area.  A free bus shuttle with a Cruisers University sign takes attendees to Gate #3, just outside the Naval Academy Club.

Morning Bus Schedule

            7:15 am Stadium to Academy Gate 3
            7:30 am Stadium to Academy Gate 3
                (Boat Show shuttle starts later on Friday-Sunday at 9 am)

Afternoon Bus Schedule
              4:15 pm Academy Gate 3 to Stadium

Alternate PM buses to Stadium:

Monday-Friday:  State Shuttle runs every 20′ til 8 pm.  Bus stop: Church Circle & School Street and returns to the Navy Stadium. $2/one way, $1/seniors
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  Free Boat Show Bus stop: Randall & Dock Street.  

Other Options:

UBER:  destination is USNA Gate #3, Maryland Avenue
Alternate Parking Options:  Calvert Street Garage has complimentary parking from Friday, April 20th after 6pm thru Monday at 6am.  There are limited spaces at the Donner Lot available for Cruisers University Students.  If a student is in need of a handicap parking space, please contact tara@annapolisboatshows.com and arrangements will be made in advance.

Where to Park in Downtown Annapolis

What to Bring

Photo ID.  This is essential to enter the Naval Academy. Bring two ID’s if from a non-compliant state or from a state with a compliancy extension.   Please check this link:  https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories).  Canadian residents must bring passport.

What to Wear

Please be respectful of the Naval Academy dress code – no tee shirts, cut-off shorts, etc.  Polo shirts are fine.  A sweater if the AC is cooler than you like. Be comfortable, and wear good shoes for walking.

Daily Schedule

7:15 – 8:15      Registration and Breakfast
8:15 – 11:30    Morning Classes
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch 

2:30 – 3:45   Afternoon Classes

Social Events 

  • Thursday, April 19th, 4-6pm  A Family Sails Around the World hosted by Pam Wall.  Light h’ordeuvres and drinks will be available.
  • Friday, April 20th, 4-6pm A Student Social at Reynold’s Tavern, 7 Church Circle, a short walk from the Naval Academy.  A chance to meet your fellow students and instructors while enjoying light munchies and a drink, bring your boating stories to share!

  • Saturday, April 21st, 6-7:30p  Chocolate & Wine Tasting on Annapolis Spring Boat Show grounds.  Join us after the show closes for a private Cruisers University party with Chocolate, Wine & Beer with a fun musical guest to entertain us.  This will be outdoors so dress appropriately.

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If you have any questions contact us at 410-268-8828

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