Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Janie Meneely / 443-786-0463
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 1, 2011
Ready Set Cruise!
Annapolis Maritime Museum, along with West Marine, Weems & Plath, Annapolis School of Seamanship and Chesapeake Bay Magazine, presents an innovative one-day learning program for boaters interested in cruising the Chesapeake Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay offers a vast array of spectacular cruising opportunities for recreational boaters, but for many boat owners new to the Bay (or new to boating), deciding where to go and figuring out how to get there can be a daunting prospect. With these novice Bay boaters in mind, the Annapolis Maritime Museum will be hosting a “cruising readiness” seminar on Sunday, April 3, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the museum campus in Eastport.
Entitled “Cruising Chesapeake Bay: Tips and Hands-On Training for Bay Cruisers” the all-day event will give boaters the low down on how, when and where to cruise the Bay this season, whether you’re traveling with kids in a small cuddy cruiser or heading out as a couple aboard a more commodious trawler or sailboat. Led by experts Captain Robin Allison of West Marine, Peter and Cathie Trogdon of Weems & Plath [pictured, left], Captain John Martino of Annapolis School of Seamanship and Janie Meneely of Chesapeake Bay Magazine, the seminars will focus on making sure your boat is cruising ready, reviewing navigation and seamanship as it relates to Bay-wide situations, and providing a virtual tour of the Chesapeake, including not-to-miss calendar events. In addition, special small-group hands-on training segments will review basic chart reading, dead reckoning, rules of the road, provisioning and safety equipment.
Attendance fee is $60/person, which includes four seminars, product demonstrations, several hands-on sessions, lunch and a wine-and-cheese wrap up, plus door prizes and take-aways. Proceeds benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
To register, contact the Annapolis Maritime Museum at 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.