SEMINARS

2020 Seminar Schedule!

Friday, March 13th

 

12:00 PM - Kids, Meet Sammy the Sea Otter – Keith Economy, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Affairs

 

Sammy the Sea Otter is the Sea Partners mascot who teaches kids about marine safety, protecting the environment and child boating safety.

 

1:00 PM - Creating a safe boating culture – Peg Phillips, Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council and certified in Kayak, SUP and Powerboating.

 

The most recognized logo and message in recreational boating safety, the National Safe Boating Council’s Safe Boating Campaign is using a behavior change marketing approach to make safe boating behaviors the norm. Learn from our team how to market your boating safety message and join us as a Safe Boating Campaign partner.

 

2:00 PM - Electrical Wiring and Connectors – Dwight F. Bues, AP– America’s Boating Club Northern Virginia

 

A little background on maintenance of electrical systems in a marine environment and how to chase down faulty electrical circuits on your boat.

 

3:00 PM - Essentials of Paddle Craft - Joey Taguding, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified boating education instructor.

 

How to be equipped and ready to canoe and kayak with confidence. The best techniques for re-entering a kayak. Choosing your kayak, clever, affordable equipment everyone needs to both be safe and even have the ability to assist others.

 

4:00 PM - Navigation Safety – Shared Waterways – Captain Bill Washington – President of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA)

 

This seminar will cover things that as boaters, you should know to have a safe and pleasant cruise. Topics include common sense, courtesy and communication. Each topic has its own subsection such as pre-cruise inspections, passing situations: power to power, power to sail, sail to sail, power/sail to “human powered craft” and commercial vs. recreational vessels. Illustrations and videos will be included to emphasize each topic.

 

 

5:00 PM - Trailering – Lt/C Dean Markussen, AP, America’s Boating Club Northern Virginia

 

Purchasing trailer and equipment, hitch systems, light connections, weight distribution and tie downs. Practical issues of trailer operation on the highway and procedures for launching and retrieving a boat at a marina. Trailer maintenance, theft protection and developing a tailored checklist to meet specific needs of the new boater.

 

 

Saturday, March 14th

 

11:00 AM - Kids Meet Sammy the Sea Otter – Keith Economy, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Affairs

Sammy the Sea Otter is the Sea Partners mascot who teaches kids about marine safety, protecting the environment and child boating safety.

 

12:00 PM - Essentials of Paddle Craft - Joey Taguding, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified boating education instructor.

 

How to choose the right boat and equipment to canoe and kayak with confidence. The best techniques for re-entering a kayak. Creating and carrying affordable equipment everyone needs to both keep safe and even have the ability to assist others.

 

1:00 PM - Trailering – Lt/C Dean Markussen, AP, America’s Boating Club Northern Virginia

 

Purchasing trailer and equipment, hitch systems, light connections, weight distribution and tie downs. Practical issues of trailer operation on the highway and procedures for launching and retrieving a boat at a marina. Trailer maintenance, theft protection and developing a tailored checklist to meet specific needs of the new boater.

 

2:00 PM - Electrical Wiring and Connectors – Dwight F. Bues, APAmerica’s Boating Club Northern Virginia 

 

A little background on maintenance of electrical systems in a marine environment and how to chase down faulty electrical circuits on your boat.

 

3:00 PM - Navigation Safety – Shared Waterways – Captain Bill Washington – President of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA)

 

This seminar will cover things that as boaters, you should know to have a safe and pleasant cruise. Topics include common sense, courtesy and communication. Each topic has its own subsection such as pre-cruise inspections, passing situations: power to power, power to sail, sail to sail, power/sail to “human powered craft” and commercial vs. recreational vessels. Illustrations and videos will be included to emphasize each topic.

 

4:00 PM - Essentials of Paddle Craft - Joey Taguding, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified boating education instructor.

 

How to choose the right boat and equipment to canoe and kayak with confidence. The best techniques for re-entering a kayak. Creating and carrying affordable equipment everyone needs to both keep safe and even have the ability to assist others.

 

5:00 PM - General Boating Safety – Lt/C Dean Markussen, AP, America’s Boating Club Northern Virginia

 

Federal and State requirements, recommended equipment for crew safety, life jacket selection, flares, non-pyrotechnic devices and distress flags, skipper responsibilities, before and after fueling procedures,basic radio communications afloat and the impact of boater fatigue.

 

 

Sunday, March 15th

11:00 AM - Kids, Meet Sammy the Sea Otter – Keith Economy, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Affairs

 

Sammy the Sea Otter is the Sea Partners mascot who teaches kids about marine safety, protecting the environment and child boating safety.

 

 

12:00 PM - Suddenly in Command, two-hour presentation, Jeffrey Schneider, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boat Operations certified

 

You’re a new boat owner or the captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you're now "Suddenly in Command." What do you do? This seminar is designed for those not usually at the helm, to help you guide you through the basic tasks to bring the situation under control.

 

2:00 PM - Electrical Wiring and Connectors – Dwight F. Bues, AP – America’s Boating Club Northern Virginia

 

A little background on maintenance of electrical systems in a marine environment and how to chase down faulty electrical circuits on your boat.

 

3:00 PM - Essentials of Paddle Craft - Joey Taguding, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified boating education instructor.

 

How to choose the right boat and equipment to canoe and kayak with confidence. The best techniques for re-entering a kayak. Creating and carrying affordable equipment everyone needs to both keep safe and even have the ability to assist others.

March 13-15, 2020

Dulles Expo Center