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How to Start a Boating Business

Steps to follow when starting a business in the marine industry to transform your passion for boating into a prosperous career So you love boating and now you’re thinking – how can I start a boating business so I can spend every day on the water? There are many opportunities for boating businesses, from...

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CAPCA Tours the MITAGS Ship Simulator

Professional boat captains experience handling of mega-ships with virtual simulator facility at Marine Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies As a licensed Captain, I have chosen to join the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA). Part of CAPCA’s mission is promoting the professional development of our members. Towards that end, there are courses, seminars,...

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Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

Coordinating captain, trip leader, skipper and crew activities for a smooth sailing flotilla cruise In my introductory article on flotillas, I discussed the potential benefits of flotilla cruises and some of the high-level planning issues – bow to stern. Flotillas – cruising with more than one boat – can be a great way to explore...

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Chartering a Boat on the Chesapeake Bay

Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay....

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How to Get Your Captain’s License –A Step-by-Step Guide

From Captain requirements to the Coast Guard application process – how to navigate the process of becoming an official boat Captain Like all other areas of professional endeavor, getting a Captain’s license is an essential and non-trivial process. Despite the years between my earliest thoughts on having one and actually applying…or perhaps because of...

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