Annapolis • October 11-14, 2024

Join American Sailing and other sailing enthusiasts from around the globe this October as we converge in picturesque downtown Annapolis for the 2024 Annapolis Sailboat Show.

This year, during the Annapolis Sailboat Show, American Sailing will be offering a lineup of live, in-person seminars led by some of the world's most esteemed and well-known sailors covering an array of topics - from mastering marine diesel engines and navigating the complexities of boat electronics to insider tips on purchasing the perfect cruising boat. Our expert-led sessions will cover essential topics for every sailor. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just setting course, these seminars will offer invaluable insights meant to enhance your sailing journey.

”The Annapolis Sailboat Show is a spectacle for sailors and lovers of all things sailing. Everywhere you turn, conversations fill the air about vacations in the Med or anchors that can hold fast in all conditions or the dream to sail the world. The Annapolis Sailboat Show allows us to dream while seeking inspiration and motivation...”

Read the article by American Sailing's Zeke Quezada

MEET THE HOSTS

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Gio & Julie Capelli

Expert Sailors and Instructors
Owners: Pelagic Blue Cruising Services
Diverse Expertise

JOIN GIO & JULIE
Secrets Of Successful Cruising

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Jamie & Behan Gifford

Seasoned Circumnavigators
Cruising Experts and Authors
Active Educators and Coaches

JOIN JAMIE & BEHAN
How To Sail Around The World

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Lisa & Andy Batchelor

Award-Winning Instructors and Authors
Versatile Sailing Professionals
Distinguished Military and Sailing Background

JOIN LISA & ANDY
Cruise With Confidence

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John Neal

Expert Sailing Trainer and Author
Extensive Offshore Experience
Comprehensive Cruising Education

JOIN JOHN
Guide To Boat Buying

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Nigel Calder

Innovative Marine Engineer
Prolific Author and ABYC Veteran
Marine Education Pioneer

JOIN NIGEL
Marine Diesel & Electronics

OVERVIEW - LIVE SEMINARS


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HOSTED BY GIO & JULIE CAPELLI

Pelagic Blue Cruising Services, Owners

Expert Sailors and Instructors
Diverse Expertise

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
FRI OCT 11, 2024
9AM - 12PM
For cruisers and aspiring cruisers intrigued by the secrets to setting sail with confidence and joy, this live seminar will address and navigate the challenges at sea, covering coastal and offshore passages, self-sufficiency in boat maintenance, and relationship dynamics with your crewmate(s).
LEARN
Training, Preparation, and Teamwork
Effective Communication and DIY Skills
Boat and Self-Care
Goal Setting and Project Prioritization





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HOSTED BY JAMIE & BEHAN GIFFORD

Sailing Totem

Seasoned Circumnavigators
Cruising Experts and Authors

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
FRI OCT 11, 2024
1PM - 4PM
Join experienced circumnavigators and cruising coaches Jamie and Behan Gifford for a comprehensive, information-packed session on How To Sail Around The World. During this live seminar, Jamie and Behan will be sharing tips, tricks, and shortcuts for launching a safe and successful circumnavigation.
LEARN
Planning and Preparing for Your Cruising Journey
Gaining Sailing Experience and Training
Choosing the Right Boat and Crew Considerations
Ensuring Safety and Considering Rallies





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HOSTED BY LISA & ANDY BATCHELOR

Kinetic Sailing, Owners
Sail Solomons ASA School, Founders

Award-Winning Sailing Instructors and Authors
Distinguished Cruising and Passagemaking Background

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
SAT OCT 12, 2024
9AM - 12PM
Discover the key to successful extended cruising. Whether you're just dreaming of setting sail or already living the liveaboard life, Lisa and Andy Batchelor, ASA Master Instructors, will offer invaluable insights and practical advice during this live seminar. From boat equipage to sail trim and docking, learn how to prepare yourself to cruise with confidence and clarity.
LEARN
Attaining Your Cruising Dream
Sail Power For Cruisers
Docking & Maneuvering Skills





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HOSTED BY JOHN NEAL

Log Of The Mahina, Author

Expert Sailing Trainer and Author
Extensive Offshore Experience

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
SAT OCT 12, 2024
1PM - 4PM
During this live seminar, learn what the current state of the boat market is, how to navigate the purchase process, and the experience needed to gain insurance in the ever-changing times. Hear inside tips from industry experts on how to find the right boat for you as they walk us through the procedures of selecting a sailing yacht that is ideal for cruising while analyzing current market examples of prices and trends.
LEARN
Selecting & Purchasing the Ideal Cruising Boat
Boat Design & Construction
Current Prices & Market Trends





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HOSTED BY NIGEL CALDER

Marine Diesel Engines, Author

Innovative Marine Engineer
Prolific Author and ABYC Veteran

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
SUN OCT 13, 2024
9AM - 12PM
Unlock the secrets of diesel engine troubleshooting in this live seminar with Nigel Calder, author of best-selling book Marine Diesel Engines. Gain practical insights into diagnosing and fixing common issues like overheating, power loss, and more. Perfect for current or future boat owners seeking to enhance their understanding of diesel engines and resolve problems efficiently.
LEARN
Basic Operating Principles and Diagnostics
Addressing Common Engine Issues
Starting and Cranking Problems
Overall Engine Maintenance and Repair





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HOSTED BY NIGEL CALDER

Marine Diesel Engines, Author

Innovative Marine Engineer
Prolific Author and ABYC Veteran

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
SUN OCT 13, 2024
1PM - 4PM
Dive into common boat electrical system issues and learn how to maximize solar power utilization. Perfect for boat enthusiasts seeking to enhance onboard life and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. No prior electrical knowledge required; during this live session Nigel Calder will guide us through troubleshooting and optimizing your boat's electrical system for extended battery life and efficiency.
LEARN
Battery Maintenance and Prevention
Identifying and Fixing Installation Mistakes
Multimeter Use and Troubleshooting
Electrical Testing Techniques

BOOKING FORM
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*10% Discount Applied to Total Seminar Cost After Any Applicable Bundle Discounts.

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