ROC (M) & PCOC Courses ~ 2016

Courses for 2016

BOATING BASICS (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card): *

Two evening classes February 16 and 23. Cost: $95 per person which includes the Transport Canada exam fee.
Info / to register: call Tom (604) 515-0038 or register online here

*BOATING BASICS: to obtain Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC), required by law to operate motorized pleasure craft in Canada. Card is good for life.

VHF RADIO: **

One night/wk starts March 16 and runs 3 weeks, or Sept (TBA)
Cost: $110 per person, includes Transport Canada exam fee, includes DSC upgrade
Info / to register: call Bob (604) 588-7187 or register online here

**VHF RADIO: to obtain Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) (ROC(M)), required by law to operate marine radio in Canada. Card is good for life. Includes DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Endorsement.
**DSC Upgrade: for those who already hold ROC(M).

BOATING 2 (Beyond the PCOC): ***

Second of our Boating series courses. Topics include chart reading, navigational aids, magnetic compass, conning, electronic navigation, boat handling, lines and knots, anchors and anchoring, weather, towing, tides and currents, collision regulations. Starts Mar 1 and runs for 6 weeks, one night per week.
Cost $150 per person or $250 per couple
Info / to register: call Tom (604)515-0038 or register online here

BOATING 3 (Introduction to Navigation): ***

Third of our Boating series courses. Topics include Navigation, global positioning, fixes, planning a cruise, Environmental responsibilities, electrical hazards, boat handling and several charting exercise Starts April 12 and runs for 6 weeks, one night per week.
Cost $150 per person or $250 per couple.
Info / to register: call Tom (604)515-0038 or register online here

***BOATING 2 and 3: Covers basic topics necessary for safe and competent power and sail boating in tidal waters.

Other Courses:

~ Electronic Navigation
~ Seamanship Sail
~ Offshore Sail
~ Seamanship Power
~ Marine Maintenance
~ Marine electronics
~ Navigating With GPS
~ Electronic Charting
~ Radar for Pleasure
~ Craft
~ Depth Sounder
~ Weather

Advanced Courses:

~ Seamanship
~ Advanced Piloting
~ Celestial Navigation

These courses are available through Burnaby Squadron or other CPS squadrons.
Check our websites:
Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons or e-mail STO@burnabysquadron.com

Benefits of CPS Membership:

~ Discounted marine insurance (up to 40%)
~ Discounts at many marine retailers
~ Pacific Yachting magazine – 6 issues per year
~ Cruises and social activities