2020 Free Boating Seminars

Presented at the Sunroad Marina Pavilion, inside the gated pool area across from the marina office. Dates and times to be determined.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 (show opens 12:00pm)

1:00-1:30

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY

Anchoring Technique & Tips:  Jackson Willett

  • Scope calculation
  • Selecting your spot
  • Deployment and set

1:45-2:15

SIRIUS SIGNAL

Visual Distress Signals.  Are you prepared?  Stephen Caldero

  • Night and day signals are required, the $1,000 fine
  • History of marine distress signaling from the 1800’s to today
  • Why the SOS flash pattern?
  • EVDSD “Electronic Visual Distress Signal Device” vs Flares. Which is better?

2:30-3:00

QUANTUM SAILS

Offshore Sail Repair & Sail Repair Kits:  Andrew LaPlant

  • How to prevent damage and do basic sail repairs offshore
  • What to have in a sail repair kit

3:15-4:00

MEXICAN MARINA ASSOCIATION

Visiting Mexico by private boat: Various Marinas Presenting

  • Quick guide to entry requirements for private vessels, owner and crew
  • Important information about entering Mexico on a private vessel
  • Checking in: Immigration, port captain, customs & compliances with Mexico Fisheries
  • Access to Mexico’s natural parks and protective biospheres


SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (show opens 10:00am)

11:00-11:30

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY

Anchoring Technique & Tips:  Jackson Willett

  • Scope calculation
  • Selecting your spot
  • Deployment and set

11:45-12:15

SIRIUS SIGNAL

Visual Distress Signals.  Are you prepared?  Stephen Caldero

  • Night and day signals are required, the $1,000 fine
  • History of marine distress signaling from the 1800’s to today
  • Why the SOS flash pattern?
  • EVDSD “Electronic Visual Distress Signal Device” vs Flares. Which is better?

12:30-1:00

DIPIETRO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

AEDs: Surviving an underway sudden cardiac arrest:  David DiPietro

Former USCG Rescue Swimmer & EMT Instructor

  • How and when to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • How to ensure the delivery of “Quality CPR”
  • How to manage an underway cardiac arrest

1:30-2:15

MEXICAN MARINA ASSOCIATION

Visiting Mexico by private boat: Various Marinas Presenting

  • Quick guide to entry requirements for private vessels, owner and crew
  • Important information about entering Mexico on a private vessel
  • Checking in: Immigration, port captain, customs & compliances with Mexico Fisheries
  • Access to Mexico’s natural parks and protective biospheres

2:30-3:00

QUANTUM SAILS

Offshore Sail Repair & Sail Repair Kits:  Andrew LaPlant

  • How to prevent damage and do basic sail repairs offshore
  • What to have in a sail repair kit


SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 (show opens 10:00am)

11:30-12:15

MEXICAN MARINA ASSOCIATION

Visiting Mexico by private boat: Various Marinas Presenting

  • Quick guide to entry requirements for private vessels, owner and crew
  • Important information about entering Mexico on a private vessel
  • Checking in: Immigration, port captain, customs & compliances with Mexico Fisheries
  • Access to Mexico’s natural parks and protective biospheres

12:30-1:00

SIRIUS SIGNAL

Visual Distress Signals.  Are you prepared?  Stephen Caldero

  • Night and day signals are required, the $1,000 fine
  • History of marine distress signaling from the 1800’s to today
  • Why the SOS flash pattern?
  • EVDSD “Electronic Visual Distress Signal Device” vs Flares. Which is better?

1:15-1:45

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY

Anchoring Technique & Tips:  Jackson Willett

  • Scope calculation
  • Selecting your spot
  • Deployment and set

2:00-2:30

DIPIETRO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

AEDs: Surviving an underway sudden cardiac arrest:  David DiPietro

Former USCG Rescue Swimmer & EMT Instructor

  • How and when to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • How to ensure the delivery of “Quality CPR”
  • How to manage an underway cardiac arrest