Boating Basics (PCOC) gets you out there, Boating 2 & 3 brings you back. Enjoyment and safety on the water require knowledge. Boating 2 & 3 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; navigation, conning, plotting, magnetic compass, global positioning and charts, tides and currents, weather, anchoring, lines and ropes, etc., will increase your boating knowledge and make your adventures on the water safer and more enjoyable.
Having the PCOC is not technically a pre-requisite for this course. But if you have not covered the PCOC materials, you will find some of the subjects difficult to follow. Note that the PCOC is legally a 'proof of competency' (see FAQ on 'What qualifications do I need' for more information on proof of competency). This course is not considered proof of competency as the exam contents reach outside Transport Canada's curriculum.
|Suggested Prerequisite:||PCOC (Boating Basics)|
|Date, Time and Location||Check our Calendar of Events|
|Duration||1 night a week for 12 weeks,
Normally 1830 - 2100 on Wednesday nights
* There is a surcharge for late registrations, as we have to pay higher shipping for last minute course materials. See application form for details. Also, if we don't get enough applicants early on to cover the hall rental, we will need to cancel the course. So please register early.
Spring course schedule for 2018 here (PDF format).
Successful completion of the examination(s) at the end of the entire course will provide each student a discount on first year's membership and all its associated benefits in CPS and the squadron. This also qualifies you to take the advanced courses.