Sailing, Racing, Women in Boating, Family Boating, Boating with Pets
Speaker Location Specific Topics
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.
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.

Santa Cruz, CA Yacht appraisal, What is fair Market value? Commercial fishing, marine surveys, maritime history, sailing.
Valerie Field Sausalito, CA

Living on a yacht, 1) from 20 to 60 min: Ten Years Before the Mast," on historic sailing ship, "General de la Rey." with children and pets. 6 months "on the hook," 3 1/2 yrs. tied up at end of pier, 6 yrs. at a marina. 2) from 20 to 60 min or 3 hr workshop, "Living on the Water.....on a Yacht." Includes workbook and Compatibility Test, a communication tool to share with a prospective live aboard partner. Valerie's 17 yrs. of living aboard also includes 2 yrs. on a Catalina 27 and 5 yrs. on a Catalina 320. Visit Valerie, a professional speaker/trainer, on her web site, . Reimbursement negotiable. Requests screen.

Snowmass Village, CO Sailing, sailboat racing, women and sailing, children's sailing club.
Edgewater, FL Boating safety rules and habits, law requirements and restrictions, basic sailing, boating safety, trailering, marlinspike, seamanship, navigation rules, piloting, weather, search & rescue, US Coast Guard, USCG Auxiliary: Past, Present and Future.
Lake Mary, FL

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

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

Naples, FL Surveying a new boat, using the survey report, regular maintenance surveys, sailing program for women, shape of your boat affects how you sail, anything about boating.
Tampa/ St. Petersburg, FL

Yacht surveying, boat design, life raft usage, boarding care, safety at sea, winterizing.

Sailing teacher, retired Naval officer, Naval Architect. Summers in FL only.

Kailua-Kona, HI Weather, sailing, cruising.
Susan Scott Kailua, HI

2014 Book: "Call Me Captain, A Memoir of a Woman at Sea.", Sailing Through Menopause: Crisis Turned Adventure, Sailboat Repairs For The Mechanically Impaired, Sailing the Coconut Milk Run -- Minus The Husband, The Marine Life Of Tropical Pacific Islands And Atolls, Sailing the Hawaiian Islands, Palmyra Atoll, A Unique National Wildlife Refuge, Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument -- also known as Hawaii's Northwest Chain, Counting Albatrosses On Midway Atoll.

Slide shows for each of these topics and can combine some. Author of 6 additional books. Marine biologist. See for more information. Requests reimbursement for travel.

Mt. Prospect, IL

Sea Scouts of America: History and Future Multihulls, History of Power Trimarans, boat building, sailing down the Mississippi and back, salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

Director of Boys No More - vocational/educational organization for teens at risk. Mentoring teens. Can customize talk to your group’s needs.

New Orleans, LA Slide show of sailing and boating aspects, maritime photography. Editor of Mid Gulf Sailing.

Framingham, MA

BT Global Challenge - The world’s toughest yacht race. Jere participated in Leg 2 of the 2000-2001 BT Global Challenge aboard the 72’ yacht Logica, from Boston to Buenos Aires.

Team member selection procedures, training program, life aboard a racing vessel with 17 other people. Donation to Save the Children, official charity of the BT Global Challenge.

Annapolis, MD

Marine Surveyor, assessing boats, factors to consider when buying a boat, boat maintenance, preparing to go offshore, maneuvering under power, boating with children, special women's topics.

2001 Mini-Transat Adventure Sailing Race. Team US Challenge Around Alone 2006. Fee may be requested.

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.

David Gross Annapolis, MD

Sail materials and design, making, maintenance and care. Newest technologies. Samples available. Canvas material choices and care.
May need a Powerpoint Projector. Slides and handouts available.

UK-Halsey – Annapolis Sailmakers

Annapolis, MD Sail Yourself Safely Home, Womanship - Women’s sailing education organization. Fee requested.
Annapolis, MD

Environmental Writer/Yacht Capt. Environmental degradation & restoration, Chesapeake Bay Program & environmental indicators, boating safety on Chesapeake, cruising & chartering the Chesapeake, nautical books: rare books and collecting, Chessie the Sea Monster.

Former Outward Bound instructor, former CG Aux member. Chesapeake Bay, sailing and powerboating experience. Requisite fee, please inquire.

Allendale, MI

Any topic related to sailing other than racing.

Fee: Requests travel expenses.

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.
Wilmington, NC Sports Psychology: What is is and how to do it. Not only for racers, but for cruisers or couples. Improve your communication with others whenever you sail. Enhance the enjoyment for everyone on the boat.
Somers Pt., NJ Safety , basic boating, safety at sea, surveying a vessel for offshore cruising, preventative maintenance, women and boating, diving safety, boat diving, become certified.
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 Island. Admiral Bayfield Award, won Cabot 500 race series cup-New Foundland 1997. Past President, LYRA. Small Honorarium.

Sodus Point, NY Sailing and racing, building. Surveyor.
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.

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).
Wolcott, NY Lake Ontario- environmental topics, local issues, politics (wind power, etc), ANS, single handed sailing, maritime history- gales, wrecks, cargo schooners & 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 2005 titles. The Lake Ontario Log publisher, slide show, readings.
Burbank, OH

Buying your first sailboat, Getting into sailing in middle age or any age, Insuring your boat, Cruising the Lake Erie Islands.

Enjoys dingy sailing and cruising.

Huron, OH

The Millennium Odyssey Around the World Rally. The joys and adventures of sailing a 40' Hans Christian on an around-the-world rally with 6 other yachts. See the beauty of exotic places, meet different people of places such as Chile, Argentina, Malaysia, Thailand. Their journey starts with sad news that make the journey one of healing as well.

Author: "Sail Away: An Adventurous Journey Around the World Toward Healing".

Charleston, SC Sailing The Around Alone Race. An evening of high adventure, thrills and spills from Robin’s 3 circumnavigations. From the freezing wastes of the southern ocean, to the equatorial doldrums. Rounding Cape Horn under jury rig and over 2000 miles on a rudderless 50 footer that might as well be a wind surfer, -its got it all. Donation requested $250.
Annandale, VA

Sailing Argentina to Antarctica on 20 mtr racing sailboat, 23 days down Beagle Channel around Cape Horn, across Drake Passage and back. Wildlife encounters. 30 ‘ seas, 25 knot winds, 2 hrs on duty, 4 hrs off for duration. All 6 crew over age of 50, 2 over 70. 1 hr slide show. Author of 3 books. Other shows: Horseback through Mongolia, Walking Safari in Mana Pools and down the Zambezi River, Zimbabwe.

Retired Air Force Fighter Pilot, Viet Nam combat Veteran.

Lively, VA Weather, recognizing storms, blue water sailing, racing experience: Annapolis-Newport Race, Annapolis-Bermuda Race, storm preparation and storms, boat repair, blisters.
Wendy Hinman Bainbridge Island, WA Preparing for offshore voyaging, provisioning, living aboard, simple cruising, cruising on a budget,
living without refrigeration, keeping your relationship off the rocks, cruising comfort, sea stories,
nautical history, sailing, racing, seamanship, docking, women in boating, Sailed 34,000 miles on a 31-foot sailboat. Requests projector, screen and mic. Author: “Tightwads On The Loose: A Seven-Year
Pacific Odyssey”,, Travel reimbursement requested outside Seattle area.
Port Ludlow, WA

Knots and splices, living aboard before and after retirement. What to expect when cruising south (Mexico, Central America, Panama Canal, Western Caribbean) including winds, anchoring, food, local customs, pros and cons of sailing with pets, weapons, etc.

100 Ton Captain's License, 50 years sailing experience.

Seattle, WA

Skipper, Two World Circumnavigations with all-women crew, from diverse lands and cultures aboard Tethys, a custom-designed Orca 38.

Author: "One Hundred and One Hints for Circumnavigators". Director, Women's Education for International Sail and Power Association, ISPA Offshore Sailing Instructor, Advanced HAM radio operator, Advanced PADI scuba diver. Donation requested.