Main Topics: Storm Damage Avoidance, Hurricane Preparation, Weather & Meteorology, Charts
Speaker Location Specific Topics
John Harpool Stratford, CT

Basic meteorology, how to interpret charts and alpha-numeric data.

Air Traffic Control Specialist at Igor Sikorsky Airport in Stratford, CT.

William Battista Hartly, DE Weather forecasting, marine weather hazards, how to use marine weather forecasts, how to visually recognize weather hazards. Atmosphere: ocean relationship, future of meteorology and oceanography.
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.

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.

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.

Dennis Henize Key West, FL Meteorology, National Weather Service, hurricanes.

Robert Molleda Miami, FL

Hurricanes, marine forecasts, National Weather Service, warning coordination.


Paul Warren St. Petersburg, FL

Hurricane preparation, seamanship.

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

Brighton Daugherty Kailua-Kona, HI Weather, sailing, cruising.
David McIntosh Lake Charles, LA Meteorologist. Hurricanes, severe weather, National Weather Service modernization.
Bob Thompson /
Frank Nocera
Taunton, MA Marine weather, hazardous decision making for boaters, description of NWS Marine Warnings, Watches, Advisories and Significant Wave Height.
Steve Sudal Leland, MI Repair and maintenance, Hurricane Hugo.
Warren Roosen Mt. Clemens, MI Weather, engine maintenance, installation, repair, marine propulsion, gas, diesel, stern drive.
Steve Pfaff Wilmington, NC Meteorology, National Weather Service. Surf City, NC to Georgetown, SC
Don Baker 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.
Thomas Cusack Thorofare, NJ Navigation Rules, cruising, engine maintenance, sailing, anchoring safety, salvage, towing, History of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, repair, reading weather in Delaware Bay.
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 & Rescue, Ocean. Research School. certs: AMS, CMS, ASA, CMI.
Mark McAllister Corpus Christi, TX Marine Surveyor & Claims Adjuster. Loss prevention, boat insurance, dealing with insurance companies. How to choose a boat/elements of design, hurricane approaches.
John McConnico Lively, VA Weather, recognizing storms, blue water sailing, racing experience: Annapolis-Newport Race & Annapolis-Bermuda Race, storm preparation & storms, boat repair, blisters.
Andrew Bass Vienna, VA Marine weather, forecasting, off-shore navigation, US Naval Academy, "E" Qualification, electrical systems, electronics.
William Terien Green Bay, WI Weather