Seminar Schedule

Powerboat Show – Seminar Schedule

*  Additional seminars will be added as they are confirmed

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  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    TBA

    12:00pm - 12:45pm

    How to transport your boat by way of water and land with Captain Don Saunders from Port to Port Yacht Transport

    Towing doesn’t have to be a drag. In this class, Captain Don Saunders covers the ins and outs of water and land transport: when to hire a professional, how to plan for inclement weather, navigational tools, selecting a transporter, obtaining proper permits, and more.

    1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Why do you Need to Hire a Professional Captain? by Tom Tommasello of Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association

    The seminar will introduce the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) to the group. Topics include;

    1) how to hire a captain (for delivery, instruction, or cruise management)

    2) the advantages of being a CAPCA member (attending programs, meetings, and classes)

    3) getting access to CAPCA content available to the public via the internet

    4) CAPCA philosophy relative to improving recreational boating on the Chesapeake Bay

    2:00pm - 2:45pm

    TBA

    One of the simplest knots to learn is the bowline and it is one of the knots few boat operators do correctly and for the right purpose.  Learn from the Carey’s about some simple knot tying as well as which knot can be used in an emergency for the safety of the boat and crew.  Short segments of line will be provided to practice with during the seminar which is a great seminar for all members of the family.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Tips from a professional when buying a used powerboat by Scott Berg, from CBW Marine Surveyor, Consultant and Captain

    Are you ready to purchase a used power boat?  Do you no what to look for when you finally set eyes on your dream boat?  What questions should you ask the buyer or broker about the history of the boat?  Scott Berg, who is a member of The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, is here to answer all the questions and to give you his professional tips to get the best boat for your money.

    12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Introduction to Watermakers for the Cruising Boat with Rich Boran of CruiseRO

    1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Basic Pet CPR on a Boat with Stephanie Sadler of PetMedic Urgent Care in Edgewater, MD

    Pet CPR: Basic Life Support is a small animal (dogs and cats) CPR course that teaches the essential concepts needed to maximize outcomes in patients with cardiopulmonary arrest. When a cardiopulmonary arrest occurs while cruising, being well train to provide high-quality CPR may be the difference between life and death for your travelling companion.This course includes techniques for chest compressions, ventilation and overview of normal vitals and identifying a pet in distress.

    2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Light Tackle Jigging for Rockfish in Rocktober by Lenny Rudow with Fish Talk Magazine

    Light tackle jigging is one of the most popular ways to fish for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, and FishTalk’s own Lenny Rudow will give anglers the lowdown on what tactics and tackle they need to be successful. He’ll also cover how to find hotspots on the Bay, how to know when conditions are prime for light tackle jigging, and how to choose the best lures for different jigging situations. If catching big rockfish on light tackle sounds like fun to you, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    An Introduction to the Rules of the Road by Captain Deb Marlor of Simplicity Coaching

    Start understanding the Top 3 rules of the Road, and simple situations of who has the right of away and how to execute.  Learn the basics on Sound Signal, when you can’t reach via VHF.   What to do if you are not clear of their intentions?  Fast start on appropriate usage of  your VHF.  Who is responsible?

    12:00pm - 12:45pm

    The Great American Loop with Kim Russo from The America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association

    What’s it like to leave life on land behind and cruise 6,000 miles around eastern North America?  This session covers the boat requirements, the route, and some of the unique things you’ll see and on the boating adventure of a lifetime known as America’s Great Loop.

    1:00pm - 1:45pm

    How to transport your boat by way of water and land with Captain Don Saunders from Port to Port Yacht Transport

    Towing doesn’t have to be a drag. In this class, Captain Don Saunders covers the ins and outs of water and land transport: when to hire a professional, how to plan for inclement weather, navigational tools, selecting a transporter, obtaining proper permits, and more.

    2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Help! I want to take my reluctant partner on the boat!  presented by Katherine Gonzalez

    Many boaters, primarily men, dream of boating.  Their partners/spouses, often women, are not onboard…literally or figuratively.  Concept:  The seminar would be targeted to the willing partner and what he can do to make his dream their reality.

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Help! My Partner wants to take me on the boat!  presented by Katherine Gonzalez

    Katherine had exactly 30 minutes of experience on a sailboat before she met her now husband who had a dream to sail around the world.  He tried to convince her to sail. This experience, shared by many women, is something she lived firsthand.  Concept:  The seminar would be targeted to the reluctant partner about how to navigate the decision and process.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Transiting the Erie Canal with Dave Lochner

    Almost 200 years ago, the Erie Canal opened the doors of inland America to the ocean. That door remains open providing an easy journey to and from the ocean for cruisers. Adventure awaits cruisers on the Great Loop or out the St. Lawrence on the Down East Circle Route. Between the ocean and Lake Ontario are 30 locks separating the sweet water cruising of inland America and the ocean. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are worthy grounds for the diehard cruiser to explore. This course will focus on the gateway to sweet water cruising and include planning for the trip, preparing the boat for the canal, locking, and resources along the way.

    12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Cruising Success: Top 5 Tips for Transitioning from the Dock with Captain Deb Marlor of Simplicity Coaching

    Make this seminar a must see so you are prepared, and aware of what to expect once you leave the Marina.

     

     

    This workshop will provide you with “The Top 5 tips” that you will find necessary to navigate from the marina to cruising confidently on the water. Captain Deb’s years of experience as a full-time Cruiser and over 28,000 nautical miles will give you valuable insights and tips to ensure that you are prepared for leaving the Marina.

    At this workshop , you will learn to how to assess your readiness before embarking on a passage, as well as key stops and resources to consider along the way. You will learn about important safety equipment and emergency procedures, as well as tips for provisioning and navigating to your destination.

    Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice boater, this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to make informed decisions and navigate safely on the water. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional and enhance your boating skills.

    1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Light Tackle Jigging for Rockfish in Rocktober by Lenny Rudow with Fish Talk Magazine

    Light tackle jigging is one of the most popular ways to fish for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, and FishTalk’s own Lenny Rudow will give anglers the lowdown on what tactics and tackle they need to be successful. He’ll also cover how to find hotspots on the Bay, how to know when conditions are prime for light tackle jigging, and how to choose the best lures for different jigging situations. If catching big rockfish on light tackle sounds like fun to you, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss.

    2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Empowering Women to be at the Helm with Captain Deb Marlor of Simplicity Coaching

    For most of us, sailing was not the go to sport, or even an opportunity.  It was a elitist sport, that men did.  Well the world has changed and some of the best sailors on the planet are women.   So why not you?  A Woman.   Race to Alaska  Monohull division won by women, Maiden – all women crew, SCA – The Ocean Race all woman crew.  But simply you at the helm, what do you need to know, and you are capable, you can learn this and become a skilled, competent Captain, crew or partner.  This includes instruction, mentors, support systems, and building your confidence that you can do this.

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