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2017 Cruising World Workshops

Cruising World Workshop, Annapolis, Maryland, October 6,2017.

2017 Cruising World Workshops

United States Sailboat Show, Annapolis MD

Friday, October 6 2017

Let Cruising World help you make your escape! Are you are still wondering if extended cruising is for you, or are you already deep in the planning process and leaving soon? Either way, our workshops provide the information you need. Boat selection, first aid, offshore tactics– you name it, we’ve got it covered with lively speakers and knowledgeable legends, including authors and sailors Lin Pardey, Behan Gifford and more. Spend Friday with us at the Naval Academy Club and come away ready to shove off.

The day’s seminars are split into morning and afternoon sessions, which lets you visit the U.S. Sailboat Show, or better yet, attend both and get the most from the experts and Cruising World editors who’ll be on hand to help you make your departure a reality.

The morning session has breakfast starting at 8:00a.m., with seminars to follow, ending at noon. The afternoon program kicks off at 1:00 and runs until 5:00p.m. with a coffee break to let you meet presenters and Cruising World editors. Each session is $30 per person/$40 per couple; if you choose to stay all day, the cost is $50 per person/$70 per couple.

A bus will pick up attendees at Gate 3 at 12:10 to take them to the Boat Show. A bus will leave from the Main Bus Stop on the intersection of Dock St. & Randall Street at 12:30 to take attendees to Naval Academy Gate 3.

Purchase tickets here.

Ticket Information

One session (a.m. or p.m.) $30 per person or $40 per couple

All day (a.m. & p.m.) $50 per person or $70 per couple

All registrants will receive a Cruising World Swag Bag!

Click here to purchase tickets.

Morning Session: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Breakfast with Cruising World

8-9 a.m.

Wheeling, Dealing & Sailing: How to Buy the Right Boat

9-10 a.m.

A panel of expert sailboat brokers will explain how they help customers find the new or used sailboat that’s best suited to their cruising plans. Moderated by Cruising World editor Mark Pillsbury, the session will delve into the buying process — from financing and negotiating, to surveying and closing on your new boat.

Panelists include:

  • Rick Dieterich, owner of Springline Yacht Sales, Mystic Connecticut
  • Dan Krier, vice president, Marine Servicenter, Anacortes, Seattle, Washington
  • Stanton Murray, owner of Murray Yacht Sales, New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical Care in Remote Areas: The Story of 3 Planes, 2 Boats, and a Donkey...

10:15-11 a.m.

"Can you help me here?" is one of the most commonly asked questions from the new cruisers we meet here at DAN. The reality is that remote situations can be fraught with dire consequences unless you're sufficiently prepared. Join Daniel Nord, paramedic at DAN Boater and former Director of Medical Services for DAN, for an open discussion on boater safety resources and a practical approach to basic medical care, including case reviews that detail the initial steps in dealing with medical emergencies in remote locations.

Master Your Electronics

11:15-12 p.m.

Todays suite of electronic devices found on most cruising sailboats not only help you navigate precisely, they can also provide feedback to make you a better sailor.

Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Prepare to Cast Off

1-2 p.m.

Longtime cruiser and author Behan Gifford has been sailing with her husband and three children aboard their Stevens 47 Totem since 2008. Learn about their plan and how they managed to untie the docklines and go.

Offshore Tactics for Cruisers

2:15-3 p.m.

Making the jump from daysailer or coastal cruiser to long-range voyager means tackling new challenges. With her husband Larry, Lin Pardey literally wrote the definitive book(s) that launched a generation of world cruisers. She’ll share tips on topics from watch schedules to preparing the boat and crew for what lies ahead.

Coffee & Snacks with Cruising World

3-3:0 p.m.

Cuba and Beyond

3:30-5 p.m.

The Caribbean beckons and a panel of Cruising World experts will show you how you can heed the call, whether your destination is Cuba, the Bahamas, or beyond. They’ll discuss routes, seasons, and strategies for pointing the bow south when you’re ready to haul the anchor and go.


*A valid form of photo identification is required to enter the U.S. Naval Academy. All attendees will be required to present a valid driver's license or passport.