Speakers Bureau

Guest SpeakerSpeakers Bureau

Need a speaker for your yacht club or professional organization? Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains. CAPCA's Speakers Bureau provides them as a public service to the maritime community. There is no speaking fee or charge.

Our members have a wealth of experience -- on the water, in classrooms, and online -- that gives them the knowledge and background to provide presentations on a host of maritime-related topics.

If you don't see your interests addressed below, please e-mail speakers@capca.net

Topics Name Email Address Available on:  
Fiberglass Boat Repair Boat cleaning (interior and exterior) Comparing bottom paints Vessel Deliveries Winter in the Keys The ICW Running a Maritime Service Company Becoming a Sailing/Travel vLogger/YouTuber Eric D Epstein eric@epstein.bz weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
a) Sailing as crew from St Thomas to Florida - multiple island stops and basic sailing skills on the ocean. Abundant photos and tips. b) MD's sailing skipjack fleet and oystering. Christopher Judy (Chris) judytree@cheerful.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
http://www.standrew.com/mckeenauticalservices/captains.htm Frank McKee fxmckee@gmail.com weeknights weekend days
Marine Fire Protection Marine Electricty John McDevitt jmcdvittcaptain@aol.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
Safe Boating Navigation Chesapeake Bay Transiting Draw Bridges / Fixed Bridges Weather / Tides VHF Radio / DSC Collision Avoidance / “Rules of the Road” Review Encountering other vessel traffic on the Bay / AIS Information Navigation / Using Electronics Fuel Management Emergency Medical Plan (EMP) & Man Overboard (MOB) Crew Communications Philip Gauthier Captain_Phil@outlook.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
New boat owner info/skills training Prepurchase boat requirements/analysis/evaluation/selection criteria Boat captain responsibilities; crew training, emergency equip/plans, trip planning, rules of the road, weather, knots, radio comms, Spouse/partner strategies (therapy) other as required Bob Fortna bobfortna@gmail.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
Sailing Theory "What makes a sailboat go through the water and how do you get from point A to point B without an engine" Bob Butchko bfcd25@icloud.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
first aid fire-prevention and -fighting Corey Mitchell captcore@gmail.com weeknights weekend evenings
Cruising (sail and power), Boat Handling under power and sail, safety inspections and preparation for USCG COI's, Radio on boats and ships (VHF/HF-SSB/HAM), more. I'm a past president of SSCA and an ABYC Master Tech. Scott Richard Berg scott@chardonnay.org weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
first aid medical emergencies at sea (beyond first aid) celestian navigation Sam Lyness sslynessmd@gmail.com weeknights weekend days
Don't tempt me. Mary Ann DeGraw madgicsail@comcast.net weekend evenings
Maritime wiring , grounding , bonding, New vessel construction Richard Bailey rwbbts@aol.com weekend days weekend evenings
Rules of the Road, Inshore Navigation, Sightseeing the Upper Bay, Tides and Currents, Voyage Planning, C&D Canal History, Scott Wells swellsmd@hughes.net weeknights
Why get a Captains license? Rick Perri rickperri@aol.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
1) DELMARVA circumnavigation - planning, execution (offshore-equipped vessels, sail, motor) 1) Celestial Navigation: An Introduction 3.) Ocean Passage Making (sail) - planning, execution (Norfolk-Bermuda OR Norfolk-Virgin Islands) Hans J. Hoffmann hoffjoch@aol.com weeknights weekend days
sail cruising and cruise planning, solo sailing, ocean-crossing, vessel maintenance, women's sailing issues, navigation, knots and lines, cruising in NW Europe, night navigation, nautical reference sources for the mariner, shipping a yacht overseas. Zoom presentations only. Priscilla Travis pmtravis41@atlanticbb.net weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
1. ICW from Canada (Georgian Bay) and LI Sound to Keys on the east coast and across the Okeechobee to Captiva, Ft. Myers, Naples area. 2. Running inlets 3. chartplotter use 4. First Mate training Roy Adler capnroy@earthlink.net weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
All topics of sailing. Francis McKee FXMcKee@StAndrew.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
Running a charter or tour boat business; Interacting with a private yacht client; Navigation Safety, Shared Waterways Bill Washington bw8924@verizon.net weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
Trans Atlantic, The Azores, Experiences in the Med, Bahamas Experiences with weather Tax Law Wendy Kravit wendykravit@yahoo.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
Marine safety, Chartering, sailing, CPR, First Aid Alan Karpas safety@capca.net weeknights weekend days weekend evenings
How one may volunteer on one's licenses. Louis Novak anachron01@yahoo.com weeknights
Navigation, boat handling, safe boating, radar operation, rules of the road, communications, commercial vessel operations Adam Yearwood atyearwood@gmail.com weeknights weekend days weekend evenings