Boat Show University

Take a deeper dive into one of our many boating topics offered at this year’s Boat Show University, brought to you by Cruisers College. Click the individual classes below for more information and to purchase tickets.

All classes take place at Skagit Valley College Marine Technical Center in Anacortes, located at 1606 R Ave. This is a short (0.4 mile, 4 blocks) walk or drive from the Show entrance at Cap Sante Marina. 


Friday, May 17

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Managing Power on Board: Balancing Your Energy Needs with Michael Beemer

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Staying Local-Cruising Puget Sound, & the San Juan/Gulf Islands – Mark Bunzel

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Itinerary Planning for All—How to get the most from your time on the water



Saturday, May 18

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Understanding Weather – Making the Go or No-Go Decision with Mark Bunzel

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Marine Canvas for Cruisers by Mike Reese

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Creative Solutions to a Bad Day at Sea with Art Hebert

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Anchoring & Docking: Learn How to Safely Moor Your Boat by Beemer & Hebert

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Using New Technology for Navigation & Cruising with Mark Bunzel



Sunday, May 19

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance with Matt Mardesich

9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Engine Room Investigations with Jen Haaland

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Taking Care of the Fiberglass Boat with Jeff Paxon

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Electrical Systems Investigations with Jen Haaland