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CHESAPEAKE AREA PROFESSIONAL CAPTAINS ASSOCIATION

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MEMBERS: please LOG IN to members side and review the 2018 budget, which is up for a vote at the Nov. 27 meeting. Click on the link in this box on member side.

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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 (MSAs)

        Safety/Security Bulletins 

              (MSSBs)

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

THE NEW WEBSITE:

YOUR SECURITY, YOUR PROFILE    


The new website brings some important changes for CAPCA members and the public. First, you can now rest assured that both the website and your online payments are secure. This is one of the reasons that CAPCA has gone digital rather than continuing to rely on paper records and paper bank checks. Here’s what we mean: your bank check has your bank account number and routing number printed on it. Both are valuable information for thieves. By contrast, paying online with a credit card via PayPal protects you with an encrypted transaction: no paper records exist.

And now you can easily pay on PayPal with a credit card without having a PayPal account

How can you tell that the CAPCA website is secure? Look on your browser at the left end of the window where the CAPCA website address is: you’ll see a little green lock. This means that SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection has been applied to the CAPCA website.

SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data that’s transferred through the web server and browsers remains private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and it’s used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.

Many websites that enable you to transact business online have the green lock icon: look at your bank or credit card company’s website, PayPal.com, amazon.com, or even weather.com. Hover your pointer over the green lock and you’ll see the name of the SSL company; click on our lock and you see “www.capca.net Secure Connection.”

FOR MEMBERS: UPDATING YOUR PROFILE

Because our new website has SSL protection, your electronic records on the website also are protected. So when you update your member profile, the information that flows between your browser and CAPCA’s own database is encrypted as well.

We ask that you take care of making sure that your User Profile is up-to-date. Please do it yourself—don’t e-mail us to update your records for you the way the old system used to work, and definitely don’t send a paper letter with personal information. Trust us—this way it’ll be a lot more secure and accurate.

Here’s how to do it: Log on to the member side of www.capca.net and click on MEMBERS KIT. This page tells you how to update your User Profile on the MY ACCOUNT menu tab (far right on top menu bar).

Keeping your profile up to date is important. CAPCA relies on accurate information in your profile to send membership renewal reminders and to supply information for our online member directory. Please update when anything changes. Thank you!

JOIN US!

Not a member yet? 

CLICK HERE AND JOIN US

We offer you

•  JOB OPPORTUNITIES

•  NETWORKING

•  CONTINUING EDUCATION

•  PROFESSIONAL MENTORING

•  DISCOUNTS

•  KNOWLEDGEABLE SPEAKERS

•  FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS

•  UP-TO-DATE-INFORMATION

          ON MARITIME TOPICS

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NEED A SPEAKER
FOR YOUR GROUP?

Yacht club, association or maritime organization?

Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains

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We've set up a new CAPCA speakers bureau, with a group of captains who'll be happy to talk to your group on a wide array of maritime-related topics.

Click on this link for more information and a partial list of topics. Then fill out our form. We'll take it from there. 

CAPCA: Serving our members and the maritime public.

GOT A FAVORITE APP?

We're looking for more boating apps. Can you help?    

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Do you have a favorite boating app that you'd like to share with people who visit the CAPCA website?                                                     

Please CLICK HERE and fill out the form that pops up. We'll look over your suggestion and post it under MOBILE APPS in the RESOURCES column at the left-hand side of this webpage. 

Thank you!

Please note that CAPCA does not endorse or recommend the apps in this listing. We provide it for your information so you can decide if the app is right for your use.

 

MEET ONE OF OUR CAPTAINS

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CAPTAIN ALICIA TYRELL is typical of many of our members. She spent 15 years as a biotech products developer before deciding to switch careers and become a full-time captain. She earned her Coast Guard captain's license (a 100-ton master's for inland and near-coastal waters) in 2014 and now operates water-taxis year-'round for the Baltimore Water Taxi Company. In the summer, she also works as a part-time captain for other maritime companies. 

"Before I got my license, I was working so I could afford to spend more time on the water," she says. "Now I get paid to do that." See Alicia on the Patapsco River or come meet her and other captains at one of our monthly meetings. CAPCA meetings are public and you're welcome to attend.

Got a Coast Guard captain's license? Join CAPCA today and take advantage of the many benefits that our members receive.

NEED A CAPTAIN?

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BOAT-SHOW BUYERS, DEALERS, BROKERS, BOATOWNERS

Need a delivery captain?

We have 300 Coast Guard-licensed captains and a FREE online job-posting service.

Read HOW OUR JOB BOARD WORKS, and fill out the hiring form to place your ad. We'll notify our members immediately.  

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