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 2018 United States Sailboat Show.


Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars presented by: Annapolis Boat Shows, Blue Water Sailing, Chesapeake Bay, and Cruising World magazines, and others to be announced.

Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors.

Cruisers University – October 8–11, 2018

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 4 – 8, 2018

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 5 – 7, 2018


Limited boat availability.  Call Tara at 410-517-9979 for more information and registration.

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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Cruising World Magazine Presents:

Make Your Escape – Catamaran Edition  Friday, October 5, 2018

Cruising World will host a unique line up of experts to help you find the right boat, understand the logistics and identify the skills you’ll need to sail (or power) off on a modern multihull. Whether you have spent a lifetime sailing or just dreaming about it…. you can escape, and we can help.

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Two Can Sail Presents:

Couples Cruising Seminar – Saturday, October 6, 2018

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 Pick 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 7, 2018

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 5th, 6th & 7th


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Add to Calendar 10/04/2018 10:00 AM 10/08/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York United States Sailboat Show United States Sailboat Show City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, October 5, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Monday, October 8, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

Preview Day - $35
Preview Day + Additional Day - $48
Adult One Day - $18 in Advance/$20 at Gate
Adult Two Day Combo - $31
Children - $5 (6 & under FREE)

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