Boating Basics, Boating Essentials & VHF Radio Courses

Boating Basics (PCOC) : The Operator Card Course
Complete with 100% of students passing the PCOC exam!

Prerequisite: None

Dates: September 10 – 17

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

Location: Vancouver Chinese Lutheran Church
1005 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, BC

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

*One year complimentary associate membership upon passing

For more information contact:
Commander Rob Anderson: 604–970–0232
E: cmdr@burnabysquadron.com

Boating Essentials

Register online now!

Prerequisite: PCOC (Recommended)

Dates: September 24 – November 26

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

Location: Vancouver Chinese Lutheran Church
1005 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, BC

Boating Basics gets you out there, Boating Essentials brings you back.
Enjoyment and safety on the water require knowledge. Boating Essentials will take you to the next level in your boating education. Technology has changed the way that we navigate. However, in order to use a GPS/chartplotter effectively, you should understand the use of paper charts and coastal navigation. The topics covered in this course, magnetic compass, global positioning and charts, navigation, conning, plotting, digital charting, anchoring, lines and ropes, will increase your boating knowledge and make your adventures on the water safe and enjoyable.

*One year complimentary Regular Membership with PCOC and Boating Essentials

For more information contact:
Commander Rob Anderson: 604–970–0232
E: cmdr@burnabysquadron.com

Maritime Radio Course ~ ROC(M)

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Prerequisite: None

Dates: September 25 – October 9

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Vancouver Chinese Lutheran Church
1005 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, BC

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

This complete package with CD, and the new Digital Selective Calling, will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

For more information contact:
Bob Douglas
E: vhfradio@burnabysquadron.com

Clean Boat

Clean Boat