Boating Basics / Boating 2 / Boating 3 Courses

Whether you are interested in power boats, sail boats or canoes, these courses are for you. The Boating Basics course contains all the information you need to take the PCOC exam confidently, and get you out on the water.  The Boating Essentials course contains all the information you need to keep you and your family safe while out on the water.

The Boating essentials course contains expanded, detailed boating-safety information.  As well, plotting, navigation skills, and the interaction with other boaters all await you in this exciting, “chock-full-of-info” course.  Successful completion gives you not only piece of mind but also the much coveted CPS membership card as well as other associated benefits.  You will be taught proper and safe handling of all types of boats, you do not even have to own a boat to take this course.

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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.

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

We look forward to seeing you in February!

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