Courses - General Information (updated 13 January 2018)
VOLUNTEERS TEACHING SAFE BOATING
For information not found on this website, please email us - contact details on the Executive Committee page.
Please select a course from the Course Selection list for
more details and Online Registration capability.
Are you interested in taking a course we are not currently offering? Send a note to the Education Officer, AEO Maritime VHF, AEO Boating Basics or AEO Advanced to let us know. We will try to accommodate you if there is sufficient interest
course and follow on-line link to CPS National site to register.
Rooms that will be used are: 227, 229, and 230
Course refund guidelines: Course refunds are usually made in cases of work rescheduling or extended illness. Other situations may apply at the discretion of the Squadron Education Officer. All course material must be returned in unmarked condition, i.e. no highlighter, pen or pencil markings.
Course cancellation policy: From time to time course cancellations are made due to insufficient enrollment. Should this occur, registrants will be contacted by phone and offered the alternatives of applying the fees to another course or receiving a full refund.
Proof of Membership: Proof of current membership must be presented at registration to benefit from "member's rate".
Boating Basics: The Boat Basic (formerly Boat Pro) course provides you with the opportunity to prepare for your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam. Clearly the best of the PCOC seminars available, this highly acclaimed 3 session course was one of the first to be accredited by the Canadian Coast Guard. Boating Basics is a great introduction for your family to boating safety, operation and navigation.
Boating 2 and 3, Beyond the PCOC:
Boating Basics get you out there, Boating 2 and 3 will bring you back.
ELECTIVE AND ADVANCED COURSES
So you've taken the introductory courses, eh? And you've joined as a member, eh? Now what ... buy a boat and sail or putt-putt between two locks? I guess that is fine but it will get pretty boring and soon there will be a time that you'll be dreaming of sailing the Great Lakes or even the Seven Seas. Not so fast! What about the impact of winds, currents and tides? What about making use of tell tale signs in the weather and navigation by the sun or stars. And what about using GPS waypoint navigation and Radar? What is proper maintenance, and lets not forget, once you are out there, all alone, who will fix things when they go wrong... and they will!
For all of this the Power & Sail Squadron offers a carefully selected series of basic and advanced courses that will provide you with the understanding, tools and skills to operate with confidence rather than with uncertainty.
A skipper must be master on his or her boat, and be capable of handling it in out of the ordinary situations. So... if you have any desires to travel beyond your horizon, further your education and sign up for one of the advanced or elective courses that we offer.
Boating 4 and 5, Near
– necessary courses in advanced
coastal navigation for short duration trips out of sight of land.
Intro to Weather for Recreational Boaters
Boating 4 Near Shore 1
Boating 5 Near Shore 2
Boating 6 Off Shore 1
Boating 7 Off Shore 2
*CPS Members only