CAPCA Speakers Bureau

Need a speaker for your yacht club or professional organization? Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains.

Our members have a wealth of experience—on the water and in classrooms—that gives them the knowledge and background to provide guest-speaker presentations on a host of maritime-related topics, from seamanship and navigation to radio operation and basic first aid for boaters (see partial list below). Or, you can give us a topic that interests you, and we’ll take it from there.

CAPCA provides this as a public service to the maritime community. There's no speaking fee or charge.

Click here to fill out the "Request a CAPCA Speaker" form and our speaker’s bureau coordinator will get back to you soon.

Here is a partial list of topics we can cover:

basic navigation | how to use your chartplotter | celestial navigation | a fresh look at boating safety | training your crew | how to be an effective first mate | learning the ropes: knots and lines | using your VHF-FM marine radio | how to use radar | rules of the road and you | better boathandling | first aid fundamentals for boaters

how to buy a boat | tips about chartering a boat | using your boat to learn more about science and the environment | women and boating | transiting the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

sailing single-handed | sailing at night | extended cruising | your first offshore passage | sailing in foreign waters | sailing the Atlantic and the Mediterranean | cruising Atlantic Canada | cruising NW Europe | shipping a yacht overseas | how to get bluewater experience | salty language—modern-day words and phrases that derive from the age of sail

If you don't see your interests here, please ask us . . .  e-mail  speakers@capca.net