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Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

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MOBILE APPS

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NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

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        Safety Alerts/Advisories (MSAs)

        Safety Bulletins (MSSBs)

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

 

Monthly meetings and speakers 

This page has the schedule of speakers for the current year. Presentations from previous speakers (in PDF form) can be found at CALENDAR / ARCHIVE /SPEAKER ARCHIVE / Speaker Presentations.

The best suggestions for speakers come from you. Please let us know who or what topics you'd like to hear. E-mail suggestions to programs@capca.net.

SPEAKERS SCHEDULE FOR 2018 (still in progress):

Monday, February 26: Susan Shingledecker, member of NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel: What's Ahead in Nautical Charting. NOAA's continuing overhaul of the nautical charting system will mean more to captains than just faster updates to paper charts. It also will integrate data from the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers and enable NOAA to focus more attention on smaller waterways. Ms. Shingledecker discusses what lies ahead for commercial captains and navigators. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, March 26: Captain Philip Gauthier: Is All Aboard? When you're serving as a paid captain on a recreational boat, for whatever reason, you're fully responsible for making sure that the vessel carries all the Coast Guard-required equipment—before you leave the slip. As many of our members have found out, not all clients' vessels meet those requirements. CAPCA member Phil Gauthier, an experienced delivery captain and instructor who brings his own safety gear to every job, goes over what the Coast Guard requires you to carry on recreational vessels and what you should carry beyond the federally prescribed minimums. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. 

Monday, April 23: David Kennedy, legislative director, Boat Owners Association of the United States: What's Ahead—Rocks and Shoals in Washington and State Capitals. Pending federal and state legislation and regulatory changes affecting boats. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, May 21: Captain Bill Washington: A Mariner's Look at Cuba. CAPCA's president spent several days on the island in September 2017. Here are his observations and reflections. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, June 25: Captain Iver Franzen: Lessons Learned from 35 Years as a Small Passenger Vessel Captain. Captain Franzen, an experienced operator of small passenger vessels, a naval architect, and a consultant to the Coast Guard, discusses the ins and outs of the kinds of jobs we do. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.  

Monday, July 23: Brian Curtis, deputy director of major marine investigations, National Transportation Safety Board: Lessons from Maritime AccidentsWhat You Should Know. The NTSB investigates all major maritime accidents in the United States and writes no-nonsense reports on what caused them and what captains can learn from such cases. Mr. Curtis tells how his always-ready-to-deploy staff probes maritime mishaps, and sheds light on the trendssome encouraging, some disturbingthat the agency sees taking shape. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, August 27: NO MEETING.

Monday, September 24: Captain Joseph B. Loring, USCG, (soon-to-be-installed) commander of Sector Maryland-NCR: Now Hear This: What the Coast Guard Wants You to Know. Captain Loring, who will assume the Sector commander's post this summer, tells operators of small passenger vessels what the Sector wants to see from us over the coming months. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, October 29: Captain Scott Smith, vice president for operations, Entertainment Cruises: Topic TBA. Open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, November 26: Annual General Meeting: no speaker. Dinner served. Members only.

Monday, December 24: NO MEETING. Happy Holidays!

 

To see a list of speakers whom we've had  in previous years, go to menu tabs CALENDAR / ARCHIVE / SPEAKER ARCHIVE.

Presentations from previous speakers (in PDF form) can be found under CALENDAR / ARCHIVE / SPEAKER ARCHIVE /  Speaker Presentations.

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MEET ONE OF OUR CAPTAINS

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CAPTAIN PETE CHAMBLISS is typical of many of our members. He spent 37 years as a state government employee before switching careers and becoming a full-time captain. He earned his Coast Guard captain's license (a 50-ton master for inland waters) and now operates water-taxis for Watermark. He also serves voluntarily as director of CAPCA's continuing education program.

"I've held my Coast Guard captain's license for 25 years, but I never really used it until eight years ago," Pete says. "I joined CAPCA for the educational programs that it runs and for the opportunity to network with—and learn from—other captains." See Pete on the water in Annapolis or come meet him and other captains at one of our monthly meetings. CAPCA meetings are public and you're welcome to attend. See CALENDAR / SPEAKERS on this website.

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CAPCA Resources

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...

Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

Here's our list so far:

CAPCA TWEETS

CHESAPEAKE BAY

FAVORITE LINKS A TO Z

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

          EPA

          DHS

          MD DNR

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LICENSING, MMC, LEGAL

MISCELLANEOUS

MOBILE APPS

NAVIGATION

NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

        Recall Notices

        Safety Advisories

        Safety/Security Bulletins

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES