Upcoming events


Courses will be listed when they are open for registration.

  • CAPCA members must log in to register for members-only courses and also to register for public courses at the discounted price for members. Some courses may not offer a discount for members.
  • Only online registrations will be accepted at www.capca.net/classes
    Space is limited. No walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Reservations and payments - CAPCA uses PayPal for all payments. You’ll be automatically directed to the PayPal website whenever you click on a button that invites you to pay. You don’t have to have a PayPal account. You can enter your credit card information into the PayPal form each time you want to pay. However, if you sign up for a PayPal account, it’ll make future payments for membership renewal or course fees easier because PayPal will have your details on file. Setting up a secure account is FREE and easy. www.paypal.com/us
  • No refunds unless space can be filled.  
  • If any refund is allowed, the request must be received via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 5 days before the class.
  • Class cancellation - In the event of a cancellation (such as weather) you will receive an email and/or text message from the class coordinator


Saturday April 8, 2023 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

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.

Location:  Annapolis Elk's Lodge, 2 Pythian Drive, Annapolis, MD  21037. Click Details button for map.

Cost:  $195 for CAPCA members and $210 for non-members. CAPCA members must log in before registering to receive the discount.

This class is presented by the National Seafarers Academy (NATSEA) in conjunction with CAPCA.

Event Date 04-08-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-08-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registered 5
Available places 15
Cut off date 04-03-2023 11:55 pm
Individual Price $195 for CAPCA members; $210 for non-members
CPR, AED and First Aid for Boaters 04/15/2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Cost: $100 for CAPCA and SBYC members and their families; $115 for all others.


Location: Selby Bay Yacht Club, 1116 Turkey Point Rd. Edgewater, MD 21037

This one-day course is designed especially for boaters. The program is taught by American Heart Association Certified Instructors who are all experienced boaters. 

Upon completion of the training, students will receive an American Heart Association Course Completion Card in CPR, AED & First Aid.  This certification card has a two-year expiration date, and it is accepted by the USCG for captain’s license requirements.

An AHA-approved CPR face mask is required for this course. If you do not have one, a mask will be available for purchase at the class for $15.00.

Direct course questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This class is presented by the Safety Institute of Maryland in conjunction with CAPCA.

Event Date 04-15-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-15-2023 5:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 22
Available places 2
Cut off date 04-08-2023 11:00 pm
Individual Price CAPCA & SBYC Members $100. All others $115



Open to the Public

Weather Routing for Passages & Deliveries

Monday, May 8, 2023

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Overview of PredictWind

PredictWind & Offshore Apps

Weather Models We Use and Why

Tools: Departure Planning, Weather Routing

Set-up for Weather Routing

Downloads in the Offshore App


Event Date 05-08-2023 6:45 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2023 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-08-2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free