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 General Membership and Legislative Event
Monday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. Fleet Reserve Club, Annapolis
Join us for a review of this year’s Maryland General Assembly and State and Federal legislation that may impact the recreational boating industry. Speakers include: Maryland Natural Resources Secretary, Mark Belton, Boat US Foundation President, Chris Edmonston, MTAM Lobbyist from Venable, John Stierhoff, and others TBA.There is no cost to attend. A light supper and cash bar.RSVP to Susan@mtam.org or 410-269-0741