Next Class TBA

7 PM

Cost $220.00


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The Boating Course  


Whether you are interested in powerboats, sailing vessels or kayaks, this course is for you! Enjoy boating activities year round by taking The Boating Course this fall or winter.

The Boating Course provides in depth boat operation and safety training. As well, you will experience the challenge of plotting and navigation.

Best of all, you will interact and make new friends with fellow recreational boaters while taking part in Canada’s premier boating course.

Successful completion of the accredited examination (midterm) will allow you to receive your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).

Passing the final exam allows you the opportunity to join CPS-ECP (Canada’s largest association of recreational boating enthusiasts) and receive the benefits of membership.   

Subject Areas  
  • Characteristics of boats

  • Licensing, registration, and other requirements

  • Mandatory equipment

  • Optional equipment

  • Ropes, lines, and knots

  • Handling a boat under power

  • Handling a boat under sail

  • Weather

  • Preparing to launch

  • Skipper’s responsibilities before setting out

  • Skipper’s responsibilities when under way

  • Collision Regulations

  • Canadian aids to navigation

  • Emergencies

  • Canals and locks

  • Tides and tidal currents

  • Trailering

  • Winter lay-up

  • Waterskiing

  • Auxiliary boats

  • Checklist for lay-up

  • Pre-launch checklist

  • The magnetic compass

  • Anchors and anchoring


Contact our Training Officer for registration information and course location. 

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