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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.

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FAVORITE LINKS A TO Z

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          EPA

          DHS

          MD DNR

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LICENSING, MMC, LEGAL

MISCELLANEOUS

MOBILE APPS

NAVIGATION

NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

        Recall Notices

        Safety Alerts/Advisories (MSAs)

        Safety Bulletins (MSSBs)

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

 

CAPCA Board and Assistants

Scroll down to see the current CAPCA Board officers and assistants, with their e-mail links.

CAPCA is an organization of Coast Guard-licensed captains. All of our members hold merchant mariner credentials, ranging from operators of uninspected passenger vessels to officers of oceangoing ships. Many work as captains who operate commercial and non-commercial vessels, and some use their licenses in different maritime-related jobs. Still others maintain their licenses to preserve their connection to the professional maritime community.

Our primary mission is to serve our membershipby providing job opportunities, networking, continuing education, mentoring, access to information, professional resources, and other benefits that Coast Guard-licensed captains might find it difficult to get on their own. 

We also serve the publicby offering an easy-to-use online job-posting service for both private employers and recreational boaters who want to hire licensed professional captains. Our extensive information RESOURCES are also available to the public.

CAPCA has an 11-member board of directors, including five officersa president, vice-president, assistant vice-president, secretary, and treasurerand six directors, each of whom heads a different program. In addition, there are a number of assistants to the board and two committees (please see list below).

CAPCA is an all-volunteer organization.

2018 Board and Assistants to the Board

Click on a name to send an e-mail to that person.

OFFICERS
President                                Bill Washington
Vice President                        Walt Holtgren
Assistant Vice President       Hamilton Gale
Secretary                                 Hans J. Hoffmann
Treasurer                                 Carl Bart

DIRECTORS
Continuing Education            Pete Chambliss
Jobs Program                          Rick Perri
Programs                                 Beth Wingerd 
Communication                      Art Pine
Membership                            Philip Gauthier
Webmaster                              Dave Sire

ASSISTANTS TO THE BOARD

Speakers Bureau Coordinator       Art Pine

Mentoring Coordinator                   Richard Bailey

Press Liason Officer                         Art Pine   

Assistant Webmasters                     Priscilla Travis, Art Pine  

Web Assistant                                   Larry Twele

Editor, The Log                                   Priscilla Travis

Assistant Editor, The Log                  Art Pine    

"Meet the Captain" Editor               Frank Arbusto

@CapcaTweet Editor                          John Wesley Nash

Constant Contact Editor                   Priscilla Travis

Constant Contact Assistant Editor   Art Pine

Proofreaders                                       Lauren Anthone, Priscilla Travis, Art Pine  

Safety Coordinator                            Alan Karpas

ABYC Coordinator                              Al Ponzio

Laws & Rules                                       Gary Spivack

Boat Shows, Expositions                   Bruce Allen

info@capca.net Monitor                     Art Pine

Telephone Monitor                            Bob Crouthamel 

Raffle Assistant                                  Greg Pabst  

COMMITTEES

Budget and finance                 Bill Washington         
                                                    Carl Bart
                                                    Wendy Kravit
Bylaws review                           Priscilla Travis, Hamilton Gale

CAPCA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation. The CAPCA Board of Directors is bonded and insured. For more information e-mail: president@capca.net 

 

JOIN US!

Not a member yet? 

CLICK HERE AND JOIN US

We offer you

•  JOB OPPORTUNITIES

•  NETWORKING

•  CREW REGISTRY

•  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

CHAMBLISS

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.

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