Main Topic: US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, Sea Scouts
Speaker Location Specific Topics
Nick Nicholson 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.
Joel Aberbach Miami Beach, FL Marine radio safety and usage, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, local boating problems, environmental safety, Homeland Security.
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.
Mark Rosen Tallahassee, FL

Boat and marine insurance, US Coast Guard activities, USCG Auxiliary.

Flotilla Commander and coxswain, Qualifications Examiner For Div 1, Flotilla 2, St. Marks, FL insurance consultant.

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.

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.

Shreveport, LA

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

US Power Squadron Member, Attorney.

Middle River, MD

What the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary can do for you, boating safely, leadership and management.

May need reimbursement.

Port Huron, MI Marine surveying, surveying pleasure boats, U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, arson investigation(marine), engine maintenance.
Southfield, MI Safe boating and seamanship, vessel exam program, safety at sea, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Lake Ozark, MO

Boating safety, boat handling, equipment to keep on your boat, emergency assistance towing, towing vs. salvage.

TowBoatU.S. Lake Ozark, MO, Tower, Boat Handling Instructor, Boating Safety Instructor for USCG Auxiliary, USCG Retired.

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.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 1. Surviving a Vessel Safety Check. What do you need on board to comply with the Coast Guard vessel safety requirements. What additional items should you have on board, such as first aid kit? 2. Proper VHF marine radio use and associated marine channels. Certified USPS and USCG Auxiliary vessel safety inspector. Can do slide show with Powerpoint and handouts if desired.
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.
Bellmore, NY Recreational Boating, Safety, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.
Smithtown, NY Oceanography, anti-submarine warfare, studying the environment, sea shells, USCG Auxiliary, Auxiliary’s role in mission safety.
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.
Harrisburg, PA

Watercraft security, boating safety, rules of the road.

USCG Auxiliary Instructor, PA Fish and Boat Commission Instructor.

Houston, TX

Safety, search & rescue, use of VHF radios, equipping boat for safety, what to do in an emergency.

Member USCG Auxiliary

Virginia Beach, VA

Boating safety, review the list of equipment needed to earn the Coast Guard Auxiliary Safety Decal.

USCG Auxiliary Instructor, Commander, Virginia Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary, Chesapeake Bay Boater and Fisherman, Watch Stander - Coast Guard Station Little Creek.