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Continuing Education
CAPCA continues to identify our membership’s needs and to provide educational programs to meet those needs. Programs and services include credit and noncredit courses. Presently the USCG credited license renewal course is being offered at different times through out the year and a host of other related courses.

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Practical Marine Radar
This one day course is designed to show practical uses of Marine Radar for Piloting, Chart Navigation and Collision Avoidance. Both professional Captains and recreational boaters will gain knowledge in practical Radar techniques using simple procedures. Students will receive an instructor lead classroom presentation, and work in 2 or 3 person teams during the Radar simulator practical exercises. Each team will use Radar Simulator Training Software running on classroom supplied laptop computers. The instruction you will receive in this course will teach you how to get the most out of your Marine Radar using simple techniques and procedures. Course cost includes student guide, the text book "Radar for Mariners" by David Burch with Radar Resources CD, continental breakfast and lunch.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomon’s Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $160.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $190.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Get the most out of your Marine Radar with these simple techniques and procedures. Be able to comply with the Navigation Rules of the Road by using Radar for ”long-range scanning to obtain early warning of risk of collision and radar plotting or equivalent systematic observation of detected targets”. This class is limited to 20 attendees. If no seats are available, you will be wait-listed for this class. If enough members are wait listed, then we will add a second class. If you are wait listed and don’t get into a class, then your money will be returned in full. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Voyage Planning and Electronic Charting
This one day course is designed for both professional Captains and recreational boaters to gain knowledge in safe voyage planning and electronic chart navigation. Students will receive instructor lead classroom presentations and hands-on electronic charting techniques using Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer 2011 on classroom supplied laptop computers. Some of the subjects covered in this course include Route Planning, Tailoring Charts, Margins of Safety, Position-Monitoring Techniques, Environmental Factors, Communications Plan and Electronic Charting. Course cost includes student guide and two text books: “Weekend Navigator Book, (2nd Edition)” and “How to Read a Nautical Chart Book by Nigel Calder”. It also includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Date & Time: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomon’s Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $115.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $145.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Learn the necessary skills for building a safe passage plan, with an electronically charted track. Students will work in 2 or 3 person teams during the electronic charting portion of the class. This class is limited to 20 attendees. If no seats are available, you will be wait-listed for this class. If enough members are wait listed, then we will add a second class. If you are wait listed and don’t get into a class, then your money will be returned in full. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.




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