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Cruisers academy x 59° North

@ the annapolis boat show 2024

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offshore cruising, distilled; 
The sh*t that matters most.

Cruisers Academy and 59º North Sailing are teaming up this year at the Annapolis Boat Show for a half-day session to share the most important aspects of offshore cruising!

Our shared values of creating an inclusive learning environment based on practical, hands-on knowledge have collectively transformed thousands of land lubbers into sea-farers. We're confident that an experience-based education model, backed by decades worth of knowledge from sailing around the world, is breaking the mold for sail training and most effectively helping you reach your sailing goals. Our collaboration this year aims to strengthen our community of like-minded folks who are focused not only on learning but on having the time of their lives doing it!

Join us for a half-day interactive session during the Annapolis Boat Show to learn about The Sh*t That Matters Most!


Rams Head On Stage
33 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401 (Map)
Friday October 11, 2024
$50 per person


8:40: Doors Open

9:00: Session Starts

9:05-10:05: “Offshore Essentials” w/ Mia & Andy

10:15-11:15: “Cruising Essentials” w/ Brady & Blue

11:15-11:30: BREAK

11:30-12:30: Offshore Cruising Panel Discussion, moderated by Andy w/special guests

12:30-1:30: Audience Q&A

1:05: Wrap-up & dismissal!

We'll be rolling this informative day into a 'Sailors Social' happy hour at J-World, check out the details below to join!

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what to expect

Join Brady, Blue, Andy & Mia for a fun and informative session on ocean sailing and offshore cruising that will attempt to distill down seemingly complicated concepts into actionable advice.


Andy & Mia will start with a session on ocean sailing, focusing on their “anticipate & adapt” model of seam’nship as it applies to weather, boat prep & mental prep. They’ll share insights from over 120,000 miles sailed on 59º North’s boats.


Brady & Blue will follow with a session on applying those fundamentals to live-aboard cruising, focusing on top tips from their decade-long experience sailing around the world with DELOS and now LINTIKA.

After a short break, we’ll invite Brady, Blue, Mia, and special guests on stage for a panel discussion moderated by Andy on Offshore Cruising Essentials.


Throughout the day audience members will be able to submit questions through a special link for the event. After the panel, we’ll answer a few questions while on stage, focused on what YOU want to learn about offshore cruising. The link will be provided at the start of the day so you'll have time to submit one or many questions as they come up during the sessions.

We'll be rolling this informative day into a social night at J-World, check out the details below to join!

sailors social
happy hour

Later that day, come join us for the annual ‘Sailor’s Social’ at J/World Annapolis! Ticket price includes free beer and all profits will be donated to Matt Rutherford & Nicole Trenholm’s Ocean Research Project.
J/World Annapolis
213 Eastern Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 (MAP)

Friday October 11, 2024
6:00pm - 9:00pm

$20 per person

Purchase your ticket here.

Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to spread the word!
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 The mission

Andy, Mia, Brady, and Blue’s first sailing collaboration was in 2018 when they spent three weeks exploring Svalbard on ISBJØRN. From this adventure, a docu-series was born and also a friendship and camaraderie based on shared values not only in life but also in teaching sailing.

While their businesses are similar in many ways, they also differ and therefore complement each other well. What could have easily become a rivalry for most, has instead morphed into an open-book relationship where all four entrepreneurs share info, insights and advice in our pursuit of spreading the love of sailing.

Cruisers Academy is stoked and honored to collaborate with 59° North Sailing for these events and we hope to see you there!

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