Bay Bridge Boat Show Free Daily Seminars

Sponsored By

Annapolis School of Seamanship & Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Seminars below are from 2017. Details for 2018 coming soon!

Boating with Tablets & Apps – 10:30AM

As we navigate into the 21st century, the incorporation of technology with traditional navigation methods can lead to greater accuracy and confidence.  Instructors from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will discuss applications for navigation, tide & current, weather and more. Explore how to combine the latest, most popular tablet and smart phone apps with traditional methods to stay on the right course, the modern way

Topics Include:

  • Tablets
  • Navigation Apps
  • Tide & Current Apps
  • Weather Apps

©Annapolis School of Seamanship 2015

Docking & Line Handling – 12:30PM

Is docking your vessel causing you stress and anxiety?  Let the Annapolis School of Seamanship show you the ropes, tricks, and techniques to make docking easy.

Topics Include:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Close Quarters Maneuvering
  • Line Handling
  • Communication

©Annapolis School of Seamanship 2015

How to Get Your Captains License – 2:30PM

Between the USCG requirements for sea time, physicals, applications and examination, getting a captain’s license can seem daunting. Annapolis School of Seamanship’s expert captains will discuss the ins and outs of becoming licensed captain.

Between the USCG requirements for sea time, physicals, applications and examinations, getting a captain’s license can seem daunting. Annapolis School of Seamanship’s expert captains will discuss the ins and outs of becoming a licensed captain.

Topics Include:

  • Types of Licenses
  • Pre-requisites
  • Application Process
  • Using your License

©Annapolis School of Seamanship 2015

Dock n’ Dine – 4:30PM  Friday and Saturday ONLY

Autumn offers a spectacular range of cruising opportunities and fantastic places to stop and see the sites and fantastic places to eat throughout the Bay. Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s John Stefancik will give you an update on where to go, what to do and where to find the best food this season on the Chesapeake Bay.


Captain Matt Benhoff

Captain Matt Benhoff is a professional mariner and lifelong boater. He holds a 100 Ton Near Coastal Master’s license.  Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Matt spent his summers sailing and fishing on the Miles River.  From the age of 14, he quickly learned he had a passion for the water and loved to teach others. He became a sailing instructor for the Miles River Yacht Club where he taught kids from beginner through advanced racers and eventually lead the program as Head Sailing Instructor.  In 2006 Matt joined the U.S. Coast Guard and became a Boatswain Mate.  Stationed in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, he was a boarding officer and coxswain on the 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 25 foot RBS conducting law enforcement and search and rescue missions.  After leaving the Coast Guard in 2010, Matt joined the team at Annapolis School of Seamanship where he teaches recreational boaters, professional mariners, and military personnel and heads up the Mariner Credentialing Agent program.

John Stefancik

John Stefancik is the Publisher of Chesapeake Bay Magazine. He spends his time on the water aboard his center-console powerboat, racing sailboats of all sizes and cruising the Bay. Born and raised into a boating family, John spent summers sharing a v-berth with his brother while his parents took them cruising all over the Chesapeake for weekends and for weeks at a time. He also spent many off-seasons learning and refining marine maintenance skills on an array of family craft. John chose to remain on the Chesapeake, and lives just outside of Annapolis, and now cruises with his wife and three children on their 36-footer.

Captain Mark Talbot

A lifelong boater, Captain Mark Talbott has sailed on vessels from 10 to 100 feet on waters from Maine to Antigua. Mark began his maritime career at a local boat dealership commissioning and delivering new vessels as well as instructing new owners on board. Mark then moved on to working aboard larger craft, namely, Annapolis’ own Schooner Woodwind. During his time aboard the Woodwind, Mark met his wife and earned his USCG Captain’s license.

The next several years were spent indoors working at a local boating magazine before taking time off from work to stay home with his newborn son. Mark joined the Annapolis School of Seamanship team in early 2014 and is now involved with everything from class registrations to network wiring.  

No pre-registration necessary but limited seating is available. First come, first served.

Seminar schedule and speakers are subject to change. Show admission required. 

For more information, call Annapolis School of Seamanship at 410-263-8848


Add to Calendar 04/27/2018 10:00 AM 04/29/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, Maryland

Bay Bridge Boat Show
Bay Bridge Marina,
Stevensville, Maryland

Friday, April 27, 2018 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

Adult One Day - $12
Adult Two Day Combo - $19
Children - 12 & under FREE