|Main Topic: Guest Speakers - Watersports, Personal Watercraft (PWC), Water Skiing, Kneeboarding, Diving, Canoeing, Kayaking|
|Gary Martin||Pollock Pines, CA||
Marine and Maritime Forensic Expert who has been involved in many high profile cases of boat collisions, fires, sinking, water-ski and Personal Watercraft incidents as well as international Death on The High Seas cases.
Some of the topics can be somewhat graphic, but will also be extremely educational. The topics are intended to instill in the attendees, the need for pre-planning, safety and survival during boating or sailing excursions.
Believes and subscribes to the following: The term Accident is inappropriate to the majority of disasters at sea because rarely do they occur by chance or without apparent cause. Instead, they are the result of negligence or disregard of the premonitory warning signs through casualness, or poor operating procedures.
Essentials of Sea Survival.
Available in the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe areas.
|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. www.VeniceCGAux.com
|Arthur DeLa Grange||Mt. Airy, MD||Water skiing, kneeboarding, surfboarding, barefoot, slalom and tricks. Possible travel to Lake Anna, VA, WV or MD area.|
|Capt. John E. Kitson V||Kinston, NC||Navigation, cruising, sailing. Two 11 month circumnavigations with visits to over 80 countries, historic vessels-life at sea on traditional sailing ships, diving on wrecks, photo-safaris and more. May need reimbursement for travel expenses. Photos available by email upon request.|
|Capt. Ron Cozen||Somers Pt., NJ||Safety, basic boating, safety at sea, surveying a vessel for offshore cruising, preventative maintenance, women & boating, diving safety, boat diving, become certified.|
|Peter Paul||Spring Grove, VA||General boating, saltwater fishing, SCUBA Diving, PADI Instructor.|
|Diane Chalfant||Bayfield, WI||Recreational opportunities at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - kayaking, canoeing, SCUBA diving, sailing.|
|Nancy Franz||Washburn, WI||Canoeing the Apostle Islands, reaching your full potential, Earthkeeping - a way of life, astronomy for the amateur sky watcher, wildflowers, birds, outdoors, tree trivia.|
|Richard Bennett||Wauwatosa, WI||
The World Below the Keel, Relationship Between Boaters & Divers, Humans & Our Watery Planet.
Certified Cinematographer, Scuba Instructor, Marine Salvage Expert, Bennett Academy of Ski.