Guest Speakers for New York
Speaker Location Topics Covered
Chris Brown III Albany, NY

Coastal and inland cruising - east and west coasts. Schedule will feature cruising grounds covered in his book, "Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain". Choose from the Hudson River, Erie Canal, portions of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, Thousand Islands, Lake Champlain and more. Discover new anchorages and area history. Author.

Wayne Spivak Bellmore, NY

Recreational Boating Safety, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Thomas Crowley Brewerton, NY

Marine surveying, marine accident investigation, legal respects of surveying, repairs

Capt. Lada Simek Bronx, NY

Maritime History I and II: early craft, Medieval vessels of war and trade, Viking ships, square riggers vs. fore-and aft sails, little known Monitor facts, the zenith of sailing ship design, some weird ships in history and more.

Slides. Former chemistry teacher, parachuting instructor, dive boat operator, wreck researcher , Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Sr Dir of Beneath The Sea, marine writer.

Brian Newcombe Brooklyn, NY

Marine surveyor, loss prevention, insurance fraud investigations of fire damage. Has cruised in New England region.

R. Warren Flint Buffalo, NY

Fisheries, wise use of resources, toxic chemicals and human health, Zebra mussels.

Terry Yonker Buffalo, NY

Great Lakes and St Lawrence River ecosystem, healthy Great Lakes, water levels and climate change, a sustainable Great Lake, Great Lakes United-a coalition of 200 organizations.

Former Executive Director of MI Audubon Society, Founder GLRCEC.

Capt. Dan Cavaluzzi City Island, NY

Safety, How to Handle Some of the Distress Occurrences that Can Arise During a Boating Season.

TowBoatU.S. City Island

Anthony Parlatore, Esq. Coram, NY

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Capt. William Koelbel Geneva, NY

Marine Surveying, Marine Construction and Design.

Retired 100 ton Captain. Owner, Waterfront Consultants, Inc.

Jim Fischer Hamlin, NY

Sailing, navigation, cruising safety, Rules of The Road, lights and sound signals, history of US Coast Guard Auxiliary, heavy weather vessel handling, cruising L. Ontario, Virgin Islands, San Francisco Bay.

Shawn Bartnett Honeoye Falls, NY

Marine surveying, boat repair, safe boating, boating accident investigation. Slides.

Marine Surveyor, Bartnett Marine Services, Inc.

Capt. Ward C. Bury Liverpool, NY

Boat surveying, canal operations, heavy maintenance.

James Chambers New York, NY

Barque Jeanie Johnston, November North Atlantic trip- Newfoundland to Ireland, boating safety, ferry operations, dinner boats, yachts, shipyard and marina operation.

Captain licensed for sail and power since 1960, experienced with East Coast and NY Harbor.

John Koster New York, NY

Attorney, legal expert, Maritime and Admiralty Law, salvage, insurance, collisions and strandings of large vessels.

Henry Williams, Jr Pittsford, NY

Cruising and racing on the Great Lakes, racing tactics, crew selection, motivation.

Extensive experience racing in different parts of the world. Raced different kinds of boats from 12-Mtr to Rhodes 19, many annual races, including Newport- Bermuda, Pt. Huron and Chicago Races to Mackinaw Isl. Admiral Bayfield Award, won Cabot 500 race series cup-Newfoundland 1997. Past President LYRA. Small Honorarium.

Capt. Bob Allen Saratoga Springs, NY

Yacht delivery. Experiences of 25 years of deliveries along the east coast of the United States. Power and Sail. Humorous to Frightening. Delivery Captain, East Coast Passage, Yacht Deliveries.

Bruce Silvers Skaneateles, NY

NY State Boating Rules, launching, trailering, equipment, legal requirements.

Hank Foglino Smithtown, NY

Oceanography, anti-submarine warfare, studying the environment, sea shells, USCG Auxiliary, Auxiliary’s role in mission safety.

Capt. George Sibley Sodus Point, NY

Sailing and racing, building. Surveyor.

Tony Somma Staten Island, NY

The Marine Survey for pleasure craft- choosing a marine surveyor, types of surveys, preparing for a marine survey, The inspection-what is inspected for what, additional services available, The Moisture Meter - not a measurement tool, common findings, Your Report -what it contains and what you should expect.

Somma Marine Surveying

Capt. Kathie Redmond Tomkins Cove, NY

Intracoastal WaterWay: Norfolk to Jacksonville, Bahama Islands to the Exumas, ICW distances, living aboard, cruising, anchoring, anchorages, passing in a narrow channel, meaning of “one short blast”, locks and bridges, docking, effects of currents, “Aground!”, women & boating.

Author, Chartracker to the ICW, USPS Instructor.

Guy Young Valley Stream, NY

Any marine topic, boat handling. Please ask for the topic you need.

Tony Paladino W. Babylon, NY

Claims Adjuster. Boating - technical, loss prevention.

William Matthews Westhampton, NY

Marine Surveyor, Claims Adjuster. Halogen fire extinguishing agents, loss prevention.

Dr. Elliot Storm White Plains, NY

Cruising Long Island Sound. Cruising from Long Island to Jericho Bay / Isle Au Haut- -(New York to Maine), passages. Slide show 'quiz' on harbors from City Island to Plymouth, Cruising with Children, Boat Repairs / Upgrades, Cooking for Cruising (Preparation).

Ira Jones Williamson, NY

Yacht and small craft surveys, insurance, pre-purchase and damage surveys.

Digital Marine Surveys, Inc.

Susan Peterson Gateley Wolcott, NY

Lake Ontario- environmental topics, local issues, politics (windpower, etc), ANS, single handed sailing, maritime history- gales, wrecks, cargo schooners and commerce, as a boating writer/ charter skipper, teaching women sailing. Author: Passages On Inland Waters, Ariel’s World, The Edge Walker’s Guide To Lake Ontario Beach Combing. and other ‘05 titles. The Lake Ontario Log publisher, slideshow, readings.

Kenneth J. Weinbrecht Yaphank, NY

Marine Surveying and related boating topics, boat preparation for hurricanes. Experience: Marine Surveyor for 25 years (07), marine insurance claims, USCG, Suffolk Marine Museum: restoration, US Navy Cert Weather Observer & Forecaster, Firefighting School, ships diver, Certified Radar Navigator, Advanced Search and Rescue, Ocean. Research School. certs: AMS, CMS, ASA, CMI