It is time to plan and reserve your classes at the Annapolis Sailboat Show educational classes offered each year at Cruisers University…  This is my tenth year as an instructor at Cruisers University and every year I meet so many wonderful people in my classes.  I have made lasting friends with my students and look forward to seeing them again, and getting to meet new cruisers who take advantage of all the great courses that are available for every aspect of our cruising community. 

This year we have the great opportunity to have Cruisers University right on the Naval Academy premises in a beautiful and historic Officers Club!  Breakfast and lunches will be provided that, I can attest, were absolutely delicious at last Spring’s Cruisers University!  You all know how food conscious I am!!

My classes are listed below with titles, dates and times.  I particularly want to invite women to the successful Cruising Women two day, all women, class!  This class has been modeled after women’s needs, desires, knowledge for safe and happy cruising, and the ability to be masters of their cruising lifestyle.  Behan Gifford, of ‘Sailing Totem’ fame, will be my co teacher and believe me, we make up a wonderful duo of knowledge, lists of what can help women, suggestions for more involvement in the life aboard a boat, and MORE FUN AND ENJOYMENT.  We stress the joy of  empowerment to understand and control your boat and life aboard. 

Also, a first time for me is an all day course Gear Up-What You Need From Bow to Stern. This class will give students a huge amount of information on the equipment I think is necessary for safe, efficient and happy cruising, heavy and light weather sailing, tools, hurricane prep (Oh how we all know now how much we need that) and much much more.  Please come and take advantage of this all day course that will give me time to pass on to you a large amount of material to help make your cruising so much more enjoyable and safe.

I hope to see you and look forward to passing on as much information as I can to help my students feel comfortable and happy in their cruising life.

See the schedule below.  And remember the classes have limited availability so sign up now to get the classes you want!!



Cruising Women Monday and Tuesday, all day, October 9 and 10, from 8:15am to 3:45pm

Gear Up What you Need From Bow to Stern Wednesday, all day, October 11, from  8:15am to 3:45pm

Bahama-Bound Thursday, October 12, from 8:15am to 9:45am

A Round Trip Tour of the Abacos  Thursday, October 12, from 10:00am to 11:30am

Great Products I Bet You Don’t Know About Thursday, October 12, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Why Knot – Useful Knots for Boaters Thursday, October 12, from 2:15pm to 3:45pm

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