Sailing Experts Join Forces For Largest Sailing Symposium Ever Assembled

We are very enthusiastic about this new concept and see it as an exceptional opportunity to encourage the growth of sailing.

The nation’s foremost sailing experts will gather this fall in Annapolis to provide guidance and share expertise as part of the largest educational sailing symposium ever assembled.

The American Sailing Summit in Annapolis, presented by the Annapolis Boat Shows in partnership with Cruising World, SAIL, and Blue Water Sailing magazines, will launch October 5-12, 2017 at the Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy.

The Annapolis Boat Shows has bundled its preeminent educational programs, Cruisers University, Take the Wheel, and First Sail Workshop, with eight days of workshops, on-board training, and educational seminars led by some of the top names in sailing: Pam Wall, Jimmy Cornell, Ralph Naranjo, Nigel Calder, Jimmy Cornell, Behan Gifford, Jean Levine & Jeff Grossman, John & Amanda Neal, Lin Pardey, Andy Schell, and Paul & Sheryl Shard.

“We are very enthusiastic about this new concept and see it as an exceptional opportunity to encourage the growth of sailing. For the past few years we have offered sailing programs to thousands of new and accomplished sailors. The American Sailing Summit in Annapolis will take these educational activities to whole new level by bringing together all major sailing education programs into one venue,” said Paul Jacobs, president of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

Sailors will choose from more than one hundred courses and workshops that explore all aspects of sailing – from beginning sailing to blue water passage making and everything in between. Topics include boat selection, preparedness, outfitting, engine & electrical systems, anchoring, safety, rigging & sails,…

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