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New class on cruising the ICW

The Annapolis School of Seamanship announced the addition of the new Cruising the ICW class to their lineup.

This course is the second in a planned series to introduce boaters to the cruising lifestyle. Taught by professional captain and expert ICW cruiser, Paul Truelove, this course combines lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises to prepare a boater for an unforgettable adventure on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Whether you’re heading for Key West or want to do the Great Loop, the Intercoastal Waterway is an interesting, exciting and challenging leg of your journey.

In this one-day class, professional captain and ICW cruiser, Truelove will share his expert insights and knowledge, gained over ten ICW passages, of the joys and pitfalls of cruising a route that has been an active passage since colonial times.

Through lecture, discussion and practical exercises, get answers to your questions such as; “Do I have the right of way over a shrimp boat? And “Where would I find this information?”, prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey and ensure a safe voyage.

The cost for the Sept. 8 course is $195. The school is located at 601 Sixth Street, Annapolis, Md., in Eastport and can be contacted at (410) 263-8848 or at