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Cruising workshop in February

The Annapolis School of Seamanship's annual Cruiser's Workshop will be held Feb. 12-13 at the maritime training and conference center at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum, Md.

The workshop brings together experienced and well-known presenters Ralph Naranjo, technical editor of Practical Sailorand electronics editor for Sailmagazine; Lee Chesneau, former senior marine meteorologist for NOAA and owner of Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather; and John Martino, founder and president of Annapolis School of Seamanship.

The interactive presentations will offer an in-depth look at a variety of topics important to active cruisers, as well as those considering the cruising lifestyle. The workshop is conducted at an ideal maritime learning environment like no other education program has yet offered the sailing and power cruising community.

The weekend's agenda includes introductory presentations for all attendees followed by in-depth break-out sessions designed to hone in on the specific needs and interests of the attendees. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in an interactive demonstration aboard the maritime simulation facilities at the Institute.

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies is one of the leading centers in full-mission ship simulation and is home to the largest full-mission ship bridge simulator in the Western Hemisphere.

"This unique opportunity gives cruisers the chance to see how their recreational boats appear from the bridge of a big ship," says Martino.

The cost is $395 per person or $750 per couple. For registration information, visit or call (866) 369-2248.