SEMINARS

2020 Seminar Schedule!

Friday, March 13th

 

12:00 PM – The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment – Master Police Officer and OUPV Captain Ron Allen, Prince William County Police Marine Unit, Virginia

 

The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment.  What to do when stopped by police on the water.  How police perform vessel safety checks.  Common violated marine laws and the dangers of boating under the influence.

 

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 14  

 

11:00 AM - Marine Weather Safety – Brandon Fling – Meteorologist National Weather Service; Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office

The National Weather Service’s Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office provides weather forecasts and warnings for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River. The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to ensure the protection of life and property. This seminar will focus on marine weather safety, staying in tune with the weather forecast before and during your boating activities, and highlight the products and services available from the NWS.

 

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, 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 - 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 – The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment – Master Police Officer and OUPV Captain Ron Allen, Prince William County Police Marine Unit, Virginia

 

The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment.  What to do when stopped by police on the water.  How police perform vessel safety checks.  Common violated marine laws and the dangers of boating under the influence.

 

5:00 PM - General Boating Safety – 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 15th

 

11:00 AM – The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment – Master Police Officer and OUPV Captain Ron Allen, Prince William County Police Marine Unit, Virginia

 

The police mission in the waters of Virginia and how they maintain a safe boating environment.  What to do when stopped by police on the water.  How police perform vessel safety checks.  Common violated marine laws and the dangers of boating under the influence.

 

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   Marine Weather Safety – Steven Zubrick – Science and Operations Officer/Meteorologist National Weather Service; Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office
 
The National Weather Service’s Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office provides weather forecasts and warnings for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River. The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to ensure the protection of life and property. This seminar will focus on marine weather safety, staying in tune with the weather forecast before and during your boating activities, and highlight the products and services available from the NWS.

 

 

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.

March 13-15, 2020

Dulles Expo Center