Main Topic: Seamanship, Boat Handling, Anchoring, Docking, Coastal Navigation, Communications, Electronics, Rules of the Road
Speaker Location Specific Topics
Mel Kowal Paradise Valley, AZ Coastal Navigation, Cruising, Marine Communications, Radar, GPS, Loran
Capt. Peter Cameron Alameda, CA Skills to aid confident boat handling in very close quarters, and high winds .Licensed Captain
Capt. Robert Grossman Auburn, CA

Boating Safety, Navigation, Seamanship.

Author of book: "Skipper's Handbook"

Capt. Mike Whitehead Costa Mesa, CA Boat purchasing, boating instruction, cruising, deliveries, skippering, regs. Extensive cruising knowledge of Pacific Coast from Ensenada Mexico up to Canada and down to Hawaii. Host of Boathouse TV & Radio Shows, weekly column in LA Times community paper, the Daily Pilot, Sea Magazine Boat Test writer, Dockside Magazine:”Where’s Mike?” cruising column, Boat Review writer, Charterboat Operators Alliance, Newport Marine Committee.
Capt.Mike LeButt Irvine, CA “Sailing the Inland Seas” - The Great Lakes best harbors, resorts, lighthouses, shipwrecks, geography, history & people, navigation, avoiding steamer traffic, anchoring, equipment, weather, heavy weather sailing, hypothermia, safety issues, Mackinac Races. CG Master & USPS Navigator.
Capt. Raymond DeCeco Laguna Niguel, CA Aids to navigation, coastal piloting. 50 ton Licensed Master.
Capt. Rex H. Levi Malibu, CA

Donating a yacht for a charitable annuity cash flow. Seamanship: sailing fundamentals - all topics. Fundamentals of coastal navigation, safety at sea. Marine ecology : nature vs. human.

University Professor, USCG Master Captain-100 Ton, 200 miles, near coastal

Bruce Martens San Rafael, CA Boat buying and selling, marine surveys & pre-surveys, maintenance, boat handling, living aboard, sailing, powerboating, seamanship, coastal navigation and piloting, preparing for cruising, especially getting your ship ready. Surveyor, towboat operator, scuba diver and author.
Neal Doten Redwood City, CA

- Cruising the California coast
- Cruising the Pacific coast of Mexico
- Cruising the Pacific coast of Central America to Panama
- Boat preparation for cruising (power or sail)
- Coastal navigation training
- Boat search and acquisition (power or sail)

Slides and handouts available, AV equipment available. San Francisco Bay area and California

Doten Consulting Ltd,

Capt. Charles Kanter Boynton Beach, FL

Anchoring, hurricane survival and lots of tips and techniques.
Surveying - who, what, where, when? Some pre-survey self help.
Catamarans - Choosing a Cruising Catamaran. 1500 boats known from the bilges up. Learn the virtues and vices.

Author: Cruising Catamaran Communique, magazine contributor, over 100K miles of cruising experience. 30 years experience with Dunedin Canvas Works. Please offer two months notice.

Capt. Gene Sipe Estero, FL

Coastal navigation, marine weather, understanding search & rescue/overdue or distress, USCG licensing and Marine Offices.

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, President 2001-2002.

Capt. Wayne Robinson Lake Mary, FL

Safety, sailing, boat handling, navigation, rules of the road, cruising.

Delivery Captain, Instructor. Can cover areas: Portland, ME - Newport, RI.

Joel Aberbach Miami Beach, FL

Marine VHF-RM Radio Communications Procedures, Small boat safety, Skipper's responsibility, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Environmental Protection (water pollution), Homeland Security and America's Waterway Watch - , Maritime Domain Awareness- Operation on Guard, Children's Safety on Boats, etc.

May need computer and TV or projector.

Leonard Lesnik N. Palm Beach, FL Navigation Rules, Aids to Navigation, legal requirements for boaters, boat safety checks, marine environmental protection, patrols for oil spills, abandoned boats and hazards, USCG Auxiliary story.
Rudy Sechez Panama City, FL

Anchoring preparation, equipment, kinds of anchors, methods, legalities.

Thorough handout offered. Presentation can be geared from beginner to advanced or from 20 min to 6 hrs. Expertise: Traditional Boat Building & Rigging.

Paul Warren St. Petersburg, FL

Hurricane preparation, seamanship.

Dockmaster, Isla del Sol Yacht Club. May need reimbursement.

Judi Bidwick Venice, FL

Boating safety, safety equipment and vessel safety checks. All state and mandated safety class classes. Flares and fire extinguisher use, GPS, Navigation, personal watercraft safety, general boating course, Signage on Intra-Coastal Waterway (VA to FL), About the USCG Auxiliary and how to volunteer.

Shreveport, LA

Boating Law, Louisiana Boating Laws, Rules of the Road.

US Power Squadron Member, Attorney

Annapolis, MD

Heavy weather handling, man overboard skills, life raft use, damage control, introduction to electronics, spring preparation for boats, offshore sailing, naval academy sailing, exploring the Antarctic.

May need slide or OH projector, large screen best for Antarctic slides. May need help with expenses. Not available until after January 2014.

Annapolis, MD Safety, repair & maintenance, marine surveying, buying a new or used boat, navigation and coastal piloting: Long courses only.
Annapolis, MD General repair & maintenance of boats and engines. General discussion as part of what to expect from your surveyor. Antique boat and outboard motor restoration, Marine Surveyor, Marine Forensic Technician.
Annapolis, MD Communications installation, maintenance, and operation aboard ranging from wifi and cellular to HF/SSB and satellite systems, ham radio at sea, provisioning and cooking aboard while passage making, transatlantic passages, heading offshore to the Bahamas, having your boat delivered, and chartering in the Caribbean. See
Capt. John McDevitt Grasonville , MD

Marine and AAS Fire Protection, Marine Electricity - Certified ABYC Marine Electrician and Master Technician, Marine Surveyor (SAMS) specializing in Marine Electrical surveys, Boating Safety. USCG Licensed Captain 100 Tons. Geographic Experience Maine to Florida Keys, AICWW, Bahamas, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, New York Canal System, Inland Rivers: Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Tom-Bigbee, Gulf of Mexico, GICWW, Okeechobee Waterway. Speaker at industry events, author of many articles, industry and recreational boating teacher. Has handouts. May need projector for presentation.

South Haven, MI Loran - what it is, how it works, recreational boating.
Webster, MO Inland and International Rules of the Road. Maritime / Boating Safety Author: “Mariner’s Guide to the Inland Rules” and “Mariner’s Guide to the Inland and International Rules”- Licensed Captain and Instructor. Professional Trainer, The River School, Inc. Reimbursement Requested.
Long Beach, MS Cruising, navigation, boat construction, rigging, fiberglass.
Matawan, NJ Cruising on Long Island Sound to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, MA, boating safety, weather, navigation, anchoring, marlinspike, boat handling and etiquette, all about the USPS Sailing Course.
Milford, NJ

Cruising, single handling, planning trips, living aboard, gear.

Area: 60-75 mi radius, would like reimbursement for travel if possible.

Millburn, NJ

Inshore sportfishing. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, tackle, electronics use, building of a custom boat.

Fins on Feathers Charters. Inc.

Moorestown, NJ

Boat handling, safety, anchoring, cruising, electronics, proper equipment, navigation and making boating fun!

Has handouts. Offers beginner/ intermediate and advanced seminars, 90-120 minutes. Needs advance notice for May, June and July . May need overhead projector, screen, Power-point projector, large white board, tables/chairs.

Shipbottom, NJ Offshore sportfishing, offshore & canyon tuna fishing, boat handling.
Hamlin, NY Sailing, navigation, cruising, safety, Rules of The Road, lights & sound signals, history of US Coast Guard Auxiliary, heavy weather vessel handling, cruising L. Ontario, Virgin Islands, San Francisco Bay.
Valley Stream, NY Any marine topic, boat handling. Please ask for the topic you need.
Camden, NC

Marine electronics consulting/installation, boating legal installation requirements, radio, radar, Loran, GPS, Rose Buddies, cruising: middle East coast (Baltimore, MD to Oriental, NC).

Active in US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Fargo, ND Boating safety and operation: safe vessel operation, understanding the aids to navigation, misc. boating safety topics, US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

North Olmsted, OH Safety equipment& procedures, extensive cruising: Lake Erie, North Carolina coast, Gulf of Mexico, New England, Japan. Expert Witness testimony. Design, construct pres. w/associate. Current electronics/ GPS. 30 yrs Coast Guard service. Slides, Edmund Fitzgerald sinking, Great Lakes Maritime History, Why recreational boaters should be licensed.
Port Clinton, OH Author presentation on books: “The Last Log Of The Titanic” ,about what really happened that night. Also, “White Hurricane”, the worst storm on the Great Lakes which sank a dozen ships and killed 250 sailors. Expert presentation on Rules of the Road. Also presentations on commercial use of your boat. Marine Writer/Lic Capt. May need reimbursement. Speaks Sept. thru May
Oregon City, OR Cruising, Navigation (Celestial & GPS) and Safety , Using Boats For Humanitarian Service, Cruising The Central Pacific-Kiribati Isles, Cruised 5000 mi from FL along Atlantic East Coast through Great Lakes then down MS River, and 2500 mi trip CA to HI in 18' boat. Area: 200 mile range may be possible.
Drexel Hill, PA

Navigation, geography, engines, electronics, assisting the new boat owner.

USCG Captain - 100 Tons.

Harrisburg, PA

Watercraft security, boating safety, rules of the road.

USCG Auxiliary Instructor, PA Fish and Boat Commission Instructor.

Philadelphia, PA Boating and lightning, battleships. May request fee/travel expense.
Arlington, VA What the courts say about the navigation rules as applied to recreational boaters. Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Roanoke, VA Latest safety equipment, safe boating operation, safety checks, GPS, LORAN, piloting, commercial fishing, search & rescue. USCG Aux. Member.
Spring Grove, VA General boating, saltwater fishing, SCUBA Diving PADI Instructor.
Vienna, VA Marine weather, forecasting, off-shore navigation, US Naval Academy, "E" Qualification, electrical systems, electronics.
Lake Stevens, WA

Magnetic compass: selection, care & service and adjusting for both commercial and recreational vessels and antiques. Celestial navigation/piloting - practices and equipment.

Offers hands-on examples. Former US Navy commissioned officer, navigator on several warships, supervised navigation training at the Officer Candidate School at Newport RI, experienced cruiser.