American Sailing Summit in Annapolis

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.


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 7-10, 2019

The Ultimate Aid to Navigation

Hinckley43A complete cruising program featuring the most respected names in sailing. Offering a comprehensive and expanded curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness for sail and power cruisers.

Explore more than 50 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.

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First Sail Workshops – October 10-14, 2019

Makaira-ad-Experience the joy of sailing on a Beneteau First 22. Taught by expert instructors, this two-and-a-half-hour class is designed for the beginning sailor.

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Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop/Boat Demo 

October 11-13, 2019


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.


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Offshore Emergency Medicine – October 11-13, 2019 

Offshore Emergency Medicine offers relevant and practical training for the largest and most remote wilderness on earth. The course will emphasize the understanding of body systems and principles of care to best prepare the medical officer to improvise and adapt to the infinite variety of challenges that the open sea can present. It is designed for voyaging sailors as well as professional mariners. Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in a marine context. This course is taught by the men who wrote the book, Wilderness & Rescue Medicine 7th edition by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C & David Johnson, MD. Upon completion, students will earn a Wilderness First Aid certification. Previous medical training is not required.

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Two Can Sail Presents:

Couples Cruising Seminar – Saturday, October 12, 2019

two can sailThis 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.

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Catamaran Cruising Seminar – Sunday, October 13, 2019

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.

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Free Seminars on Sailing – October 11-13, 2019


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