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Have you ever dreamed of es­cap­ing on two hulls? If you’re con­sid­er­ing go­ing cruis­ing on a mul­ti­hull, join us in An­napo­lis, Mary­land, dur­ing the U.S. Sail­boat Show on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5 for a day­long work­shop de­signed to de­mys­tify cruis­ing on a cata­ma­ran. Cruis­ing World ex­perts will be on board to help you find the right boat, un­der­stand the lo­gis­tics and iden­tify the skills you’ll need to sail (or power) off on a mod­ern mul­ti­hull.

The work­shop will be held at the Gov­er­nor Calvert House, 58 State Cir­cle, in the heart of An­napo­lis and just a 10-minute walk from the boat show. Work­shop cost is $150 for a sin­gle or $275 for a cou­ple, with break­fast and lunch in­cluded. For more de­tails, go to cruis­ing­ amer­i­can-sail­ing-sum­mit. Space is lim­ited, so re­serve your seats ahead of time for this fun, in­for­ma­tive day. We hope to see you there!

7:30-8:30 a.m. Doors Open Day be­gins with break­fast served, in­cluded in work­shop costs.

8:45-10 a.m. Buy the Right Boat A panel of sail­boat ex­perts will dis­cuss cata­ma­ran de­sign trade-offs and of­fer tips to help you iden­tify the mod­els that will best suit your needs.

10:15-11:30 a.m. Mul­ti­hull Lo­gis­tics Buy­ing your cata­ma­ran is just the first step. This seg­ment will cover nuts-and-bolts is­sues, such as sails, sail care, hard­ware, dock­age, haul­ing out, trans­porta­tion op­tions and main­te­nance.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break En­joy your lunch sur­rounded by Cruis­ing World ex­perts avail­able for fur­ther Q&A.

12:45-1:45 p.m. Cata­ma­rans by the Num­bers

There’s more than one way to fi­nance, in­sure and doc­u­ment a cat. Here’s a look at some of the op­tions you have when it comes to mak­ing the num­bers work and pro­tect­ing your in­vest­ment.

2-3 p.m. Try It, You’ll Like It Con­sid­er­ing a cata­ma­ran? Try char­ter­ing a boat to see how you’ll en­joy life on two hulls. And once you find the cat that’s right for you, iden­tify own­er­ship pro­grams to help you turn your dreams into af­ford­able re­al­ity.

3:15-4 p.m. Learn­ing the Ropes From sail­ing schools to per­sonal cap­tains, a panel of ex­perts will dis­cuss the range of op­tions avail­able to get the skills you’ll need to sail a mul­ti­hull.

4:15-5:30 p.m. Take the Plunge You have the dream, you’ve bought the boat. Now go! Ex­pe­ri­ence first­hand ac­counts of Live the dream on two hulls! If your sail­ing goals in­clude cruis­ing on a cat, join us in An­napo­lis to learn how to make this hap­pen. where to go, how to do it and how to make it hap­pen now. Make your dreams of es­cap­ing your new re­al­ity.

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