Events

Events

MTAM is proud to promote our members’ and the state’s events throughout the year. Browse below to find out what’s coming up.

  • For those seeking a US Sailing Safety at Sea certificate to comply with the Annapolis-Newport or other offshore race requirements, the one-day Saturday seminar is available and gets you a US Sailing Certificate good for 5 years. The event is an excellent tool for cruisers too, with a wealth of information on seamanship for both inshore and offshore passages. The contents of the seminar meet the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations and include the following topics: care and maintenance of safety equipment, storm sails, damage control and repair, heavy weather, seamanship, man overboard prevention and recovery, hypothermia, weather forecasting, life rafts, life jackets, and USCG SAR and communications. Unique to the Annapolis event are LIVE MOB recovery demonstrations and weather permitting, a demonstration of a live USCG helicopter air-lift. Speakers are industry specialists and have been selected by moderator Chuck Hawley to provide a maximum amount of information in this day-long session.

    The two-day seminar caters to both racing sailors and cruisers by offering a dual track curriculum during the advance training on day two. The contents of the two-day racing seminar meets the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations training for Offshore Personal Survival and includes the following hands-on topics: life rafts, life jackets, fire training and USCG SAR and communications. The certificate earned is also issued through US Sailing and is valid for five years. The cruising seminar on day two offers comprehensive lectures in the morning on navigation and seamanship; wind, waves and ocean currents; cruise preparation; and ships, channels and right of way. The afternoon session offers an interactive option to talk to experts in small groups or hands-on practical training in the pool on life rafts, life jackets and dewatering.

  • As a member of MTAM, you receive discounts to the Bay Bridge Boat Show and to the Progressive Baltimore Boat Show. These discounts can amount to more than your annual membership.

    MTAM Members SAVE!

    BAY BRIDGE BOAT SHOW:

    • Bulk Space: Member Rate is $3.00/SF – Non-member Rate is $3.25/SF
    • Booth Space: (10×10) Members saves $50 per booth

    PROGRESSIVE BALTIMORE BOAT SHOW:

    • Bulk Space: Member Rate is $6.85/SF – Non-member Rate is $7.85/SF
    • Booth Space: (10×10) Members saves $125 per booth
  • MTAM Fall Business Improvement Conference

    CUSTOMER SERVICE – Insights Into Our Customers

    Thursday, September 14, 1-5:30 p.m. Port Annapolis Marina Pavilion, Annapolis

    Topics include: The results of our Customer Service Survey – hundredes of boaters were surveyed for their experience with customer service in our industry. Plus, we surveyed over a dozen boatyards witht hesame service call – Find out the results. Presented by Margaret Podlich, Marine Industry Consultant

    Ben Isenberg, from the Symmetry Group will talk about How to Keep Up with Changing Social Media and Digital Marketing, How to Evaluate your program.

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE: Q&A For completing your paperwork for the General Discharge Permit No. 16-MA, Transitioning your Business to Retirement or Sale, Workplace Safety for Employees – Takeaway: OSHA Requirements for your business.

    All included in the price… Just $15 for MTAM members

    All MTAM members are encouraged to bring a prospective new MTAM member. There is no cost for the potential member to attend when accompanied by a member.
    To reserve your space, RSVP HERE.

    There will be an optional tour of two Clean Marinas, Jabin’s and Port Annapolis, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, conducted by Donna Morrow of the DNR Clean Marina Program. Observe best practices used in boatyards to reduce pollution. There is no charge for the tour but you must register separately by emailing here: Send Mail

    Special Thanks to our sponsors:

    Hinckley Yacht Services, MESCO, Port Annapolis Marina, and Vetus