The country’s foremost sailing experts present a sailing symposium like no other – The American Sailing Summit in Annapolis at the 2019 United States Sailboat Show.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars presented by: Annapolis Boat Shows, Chesapeake Bay, and Cruising World magazines, and others to be announced.
Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors.
Cruisers University – October 5-8, 2020
The Ultimate Aid to Navigation
Explore more than 50 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.
First Sail Workshops – October 8-13, 2020
Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop/Boat Demo
October 9-11, 2020
Searching for the sailboat of your dreams? This program allows you to demo two sailboats –you choose from eight spectacular catamarans and monohulls.
Following a morning session on boat buying, operation and design, you will spend an afternoon on the water, compare one boat against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat.
Offshore Cruising Seminar with John & Amanda Neal – Friday, October 9, 2020
John and Amanda Neal are returning to the American Sailing Summit of Annapolis this fall after a 2-year absence from the program. During the past 2 years, they have been sailing in the South Pacific working with future cruisers during multi-day passages.
They will be offering their all-day seminar on Friday, October 9th at The Historic Inns of Annapolis.
Self-sufficiency and preparation for your cruising adventures, whether to the Caribbean, South Pacific or the Med are the focus of this full-day seminar with John & Amanda Neal.
The Offshore Cruising Seminar features 18 dynamic topics illustrated with PowerPoint presentations that are documented in their 260-page of the 46th edition of the Offshore Cruising Companion. Topics include: Selecting and Outfitting a Boat for Offshore Cruising, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Storm Survival Tactics, Rigging & Sails, Communications, Anchoring, Piracy & Security, Managing Your Escape and Cost of Cruising. This is the 176th Offshore Seminar John and Amanda have presented to 12,000 sailors since 1976 and draws from their 732,000 miles and 89 years combined worldwide experience.
Two Can Sail Presents:
Couples Cruising Seminar – Saturday, October 10, 2020
This all-day seminar is aimed at couples planning coastal and Caribbean cruises. Topics include: Charting a 5-Step Plan, Boat & Equipment Choices for 2, Yacht Maintenance is Not Pink or Blue, and Fear Factor. It will give you both the tools and perspectives you need to safely pursue the cruising lifestyle. Team Jeff & Jean rely on their experience of more than 60 years of cruising, racing and teaching.
Catamaran Cruising Seminar – Sunday, October 11, 2020
Catamarans bring unique aspects to the cruising life and require different “care and feeding” than monohulls. Topics include: Catamaran Design & Construction, Budget, Shopping for Cats, Fear Factor, Docking & Anchoring. Limited to a small group, this personalized seminar will help you go from talking about buying a catamaran to living aboard your dream yacht. Sponsored by Multihulls Quarterly.
Free Seminars on Sailing – October 9-11, 2020