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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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VENDORS and SERVICES

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Guest speakers for past meetings

For archived PDFs of the speakers' presentations, see menu tab  CALENDAR / ARCHIVE / SPEAKER ARCHIVE /  Speaker Presentations. There are no meetings in August and December, and the November Annual General meeting does not have a speaker.

2018

Monday, January 22:  Captain John Eginton, owner and skipper of the tall-ship schooner Mystic Whaler:  The Problems—and Perils—of Operating a Tourboat or Charterboat Business.

 

2017

Monday, January 23:  Terry Slattery, electrical engineer and experienced mariner:10 Big Mechanical Problems That Captains Are Likely to Encounter—and How to Cope With Them.

Monday, February 27:  Phillip Ruiz, veteran IT expert:How to Set Up a Website for Your Maritime Business.

Monday, March 27:  Denise Hanna, yacht broker: What Yacht Brokers Want from Delivery Captains.

Monday, April 24:  Marc Cruder, Traveling Senior Marine Inspector, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters: Inside the Oddball Vessels on the Bay.

Monday, May 22: Meeting. Bob Gallagher, chairman, Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

Monday, June 26: Meeting. Robert E. Sammis Jr., Business Transition Advisors. How to Enter—or Exit—a Maritime Business in Mid-Life.

Monday, July 24: Meeting. Bryan Jackson, marine program leader, National Weather Service, Sterling, Virginia. Forecasting the Weather for the Bay and Its Tributaries.

Monday, September 25: Captain Michael H. Hulme, director of marine operations, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and captain of the R/V Rachel Carson. Skippering a Scientific Research Vessel: How It Differs From Operating a Commercial Vessel; the Challenges You Face.

Monday, October 23: Captain Michael J. Schneider, USN (Ret.). The World War II Liberty Ship: Wartime Emergency Shipbuilding at Baltimore's Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
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2016

Monday, February 1: Captain Ned Ross, Anne Arundel County Fire Department. How to equip your boat—and yourself—to cope with fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Monday, February 22: Captain Iver Franzen, naval architect and expert on vessel stability. How stable is your boat, and what can you do about it?

Monday, March 28: Ralph Naranjo, author and lecturer: Across three oceans—a seamanship experience.

Monday, April 25: Victor Tufts, past president of the Maritime Education Standards Council, and Student Services Coordinator and Maritime Credential Specialist at MITAGS: The fast-changing standards for training and credentialing captains.

Monday, May 23: Captain John McDevitt, a Mid-Atlantic marine accident investigator who heads the National Fire Protection Association’s 302 Watercraft Standard effort. Fire on board! How to cope with the biggest threat your vessel faces. 

Monday, June 27: Stephen L. Caldwell, former director of homeland security and justice issues for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington. Professional Mariners and the Small-Vessel Threat.

Monday, July 25: Captain Priscilla Travis, CAPCA member. Sailing Across the Atlantic the Hard Way—By Loading Your Boat on a Cargo Ship.

Monday, September 26: Commander Ed Lesane, chief, inspection division, Sector Maryland-NCR: What the Coast Guard Expects From Small-Vessel Captains. 

Monday, October 24: Todd Lochner, Esq., Wendy Kravit, CPA, and Hamilton Gale, maritime businessman. The Business of Being a Captain.

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2015

Monday, January 26: David Van Nevel, chief legal officer at the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington.

Monday, February 23: Lee Chesneau, nationally known weather expert: Assessing weather risks.

Monday, March 23: John P. Hamill, first vice-president for operations and management of the Association of Maryland Pilots: A (changing) view from the pilothouse.

Monday, April 27John Kretschmer, veteran blue-water sailor. Blue-Water Passagemaking.

Monday, May 18: Bary Gately, Quantum Sails: Not for sailors only. Sailmaking—think high-tech, state-of-the-art.

Monday, June 22: Captain Sonney Forrest, president, Reel Relief Charters, Solomons Island, Maryland: The business of boating—What shoals to avoid.

Monday, July 27: Paul N. Jaenichen, head of Paul N. Jaenichen, head of the U.S. Maritime Administration. The New National Maritime Strategy: How it will affect the Chesapeake’s waterways.

Monday, September 28: Dr. Bill Boicourt, scientist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (CES) at Horn Point: The real skinny about hurricanes.

Monday, October 26: Captain Bill Washington: Okay, I’ve got my captain’s license—now what?
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2014

Monday, March 24: David B. Kennedy, lobbyist for BoatU.S.: What's going on in Washington and how it will affect captains.

Monday, April 28: Brian Curtis, deputy director of major marine investigations, National Transportation Safety Board: The NTSB: Trends in Maritime AccidentsWhat you should know.

Monday, May 19: Chris Ruemke, former project manager, Coast Guard assessment of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Tweaking TWIC.

Monday, June 23: Peyton Robertson, director of NOAA's Chesapeake Bay office: Hurricane Sandy's Lessons for Chesapeake Bay.

Monday, July 28: Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard rescue-swimmer, now a consultant in maritime safety: Lessons for CaptainsSome of the big mistakes skippers make.

Monday, September 22: Paul H. Miller, associate professor of naval architecture and ocean engineering, U.S. Naval Academy: Autonomous (robot-driven) Vessels: Helpers or Hazards?

Monday, October 27: Commander Scott Kelly, head of Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. Maritime Security: A Coast Guard Update for Chesapeake Bay.







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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