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 The California Association of  Harbor Masters and Port Captains 73rd annual and Marine Recreation Association's 49th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for this October 11 – 13, 2021 at the spectacular Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, home to PGA golf tournaments, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and just twelve miles from the classic restaurants and entertainment of the Gaslamp Quarter and beautiful San Diego Bay.

This year's Educational Conference will be co-hosted by the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captions and the Marine Recreation Assoiciation representing many state and municipal and private marinas in California, bringing together these two pivotal marine organizations with the Conference theme, Climate for Change, focused on coastal and inland climate change issues, enhancing guest services and customer satisfaction, improving operations and regulatory compliance, and optimizing fiscal results for private and municipal marinas.

With COVID 19 hopefully under control, special hotel rates are being offered from October 5th to the 17th, and attendees are invited to come early and stay late to enjoy the wonderful Southern California weather and amenities overlooking the white sand beaches and blue Pacific Ocean.

The Conference will feature seminars and round-table discussions covering key marine industry management, operations, and marketing concerns, along with an extensive Trade Show exhibiting the latest technology and engineering with a broad range of products and services from leading industry vendors and contractors focused on innovation, growth and profitability as the marine industry rebounds from the past year and evolves in today's rapidly changing world of new challenges and potential.

After a year of social distancing the Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show offers the perfect opportunity for marine industry professionals to meet, innovate, and share experiences and effective strategies dealing with the ever-evolving business environment.

This year's Conference will kick off on Monday, October 11th with three special events occurring concurrently:

• UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography Tour
Visit UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a tour of the  Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier and Coastal Data Information Program:
The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier is an icon of Scripps and a vital research facility that houses numerous environmental monitoring stations and enables small boat and scientific diving operations. The modern Scripps Pier was built in 1988, replacing the original pier built in 1916 with funds provided by its namesake patron, and is considered one of the world's largest research piers. Data on ocean conditions and plankton taken from the pier provide an unparalleled source of information on changes in the coastal Pacific Ocean.

The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) is an extensive network for monitoring waves and beaches along the coastlines of the United States. Since its inception in 1975, the program has produced a vast database of publicly-accessible environmental data for use by coastal engineers and planners, scientists, mariners, and marine enthusiasts. The program has also remained at the forefront of coastal monitoring, developing numerous innovations in instrumentation, system control and management, computer hardware and software, field equipment, and installation techniques.

• Special Marina Operations
The seminar will provide a valuable opportunity for both new and seasoned managers and employees to enhance industry skills and knowledge with the morning session focused on Shock Hazards, Code Compliance, and Corrosion in the Marina and Fire Preparation & Management, will be focused on best management and operations practices and policies to mitigate marina fire potential in the afternoon.

A Welcome Reception for all attendees and guests will be held Monday evening in the Conference Trade Show pavilion at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines conference center. Regular Conference seminars, Trade Show exhibits, and other events will continue Tuesday through Wednesday.

Whatever the COVID 19 situation might be during the Conference, all events will be held in compliance with any and all COVID safety and health guidelines and restrictions, and current and up-to-date information will be available for all participants as the Conference planning progresses.


Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines resides on the Torrey Pines Golf Course providing impeccable views of the fairways, greens, and vast Pacific Ocean. With phenomenal accommodations, landscape, and scenic vistas, the hotel offers the quintessential Southern California experience just minutes from the village of La Jolla, and the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar.

This peaceful seaside venue is also just 8 miles from Sea World San Diego, and 12 miles from the classic restaurants and entertainment of the downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. And, don’t forget about the world renowned Scripts Institute, San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Safari Park nearby.

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers one-of-a-kind service and excellent amenities, including high-speed internet and in-room wifi, on-site fitness and 24-hour business center, private balcony or patio at each room, and discounts at hotel and resort shops. With upscale and comfortable accommodations, a gorgeous ocean-side pool, on-site spa, and recently renovated meeting and event center, the hotel provides everything for a relaxing and memorable stay.

Rental cars, Super Shuttle, bus service, and taxis are available at the San Diego Airport. 

Special hotel rates are being offered for MRA & CAHMPC Conference and Trade Show attendees. Book your room now as space will sell out. Special offer will expire September 20, 2021.

Hotel Information

Special Rates for MRA & CAHMPC Members

• Room rate for MRA Conference attendees is $239.00 / night, plus tax – single and double occupancy – rate applies for stays from 10/5/21 to 10/17/21.

• All reservations require a deposit of first night’s room plus tax. Cancellation of reservations, early departures, and/or no-shows without 3 days notification prior to arrival will be charged first night’s room rate plus tax to credit card on file.

• Check-in time 4:00 pm – Check-out time 11:00 am

• To make reservations call Hilton Reservations at 858-558-1500, extension “0,” and be sure to mention the Group Code: MR1021; OR, book online at

• For more hotel and travel information go to

Marina Operations Seminar

Seminar sessions will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, October 11, 2021
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Conference Center
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

The cost for this important series of introductory seminars is $105 per attendee and includes lunch. The Marina Operations seminar will provide a valuable opportunity for both new and seasoned managers and employees to enhance industry skills and knowledge.

The morning session, Shock Hazards, Code Compliance, and Corrosion in the Marina will be presented by Malcom Morgan, ABYC Certified Marine Electrician, and will cover the often misunderstood topics of electrical shock hazards, corrosion, NFPA Code compliance, potential liability exposures, and required inspection procedures.

The afternoon session, Fire Preparation & Management will be focused on best management and operations practices and policies to mitigate marina fire potential. This session will include presentations from the Port of San Diego Harbor Patrol and Sheldon Sandstrom, Owner / GM at Sierra Marina, who will recount last year’s fire at his marina and the lessons learned from that event.

MRA & CAHMPC Conference & Trade Show Registration

Registration Fees

Registration fees for the Conference & Trade Show are listed below for both MRA & CAHMPC members and non-member attendees. Regular and pre Conference events and activities will begin at 8:00 am Tuesday, October 12th and conclude at 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. All attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at 5:15 pm Monday, October 11th. Sign up now to join us Climate for Change....


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First time attendee rate is $568 for MRA & CAHMPC members and $695 for Non-Members.
The conference will conclude at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.