GUELPH POWER AND SAIL SQUADRON

A UNIT OF CANADIAN POWER AND SAIL SQUADRONS

"Providing Safe Boating Courses in the Guelph Area since 1962"

 

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'The ode to boats from Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame'


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Welcome Aboard.

We are boaters and we are active members of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.

Everything from kayakers to operators of larger power and sail boats.

 If you are interested in Boating Courses, we would like to help.

 So? -Why take an in- classroom course when itís easy to do it Ďon-lineí?
-Yes, you can get your PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) on- line. And once you have it, you will not get a ticket for not having it, if stopped by the police.  Thatís a good thing.

 The problem is- do you have enough boating knowledge to keep you and your family safe when that unexpected emergency happens?

If you choose an in- classroom course, you get the opportunity to ask questions when something isn't clear.
 You have the advantage of discussing boating issues with fellow students and experienced instructors.

 Boaters love to share their experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. We discuss what we did wrong so you donít  make the same mistakes. You can even have a few  laughs on us. We don't mind, we're boaters.

 You get to use and understand boating aids such as a real ships compass among many other aids.

Of course this likely doesnít apply to you, but here is what we find with folks that have obtained their PCOC on- line, and then register for more advanced courses.
 Even the very smart ones do not recall the  basic boating issues they need to know -in order to keep themselves, their families and their friendsí safe on the water. - Safety equipment required on board, the buoyage system, marine rules of the road, on and on.

Approximately 85% of boating deaths occur in Canada's fresh waterways, according to a 10-year study by the Canadian Red Cross published last year.
All  preventable with realistic training.

Even a small lake can turn ugly very quickly. Our weather course can help you.

Be prepared.  Knowledge gained through classroom courses will ensure you or someone in your family doesnít become a statistic.  Check out our in- class Boating courses. We are here to help you enjoy your time on the water with more confidence, and return safely to the dock.


Some student feedback:

"Mike and I would highly recommend the Boating Course* to any or all novice boaters, would-be boaters or curiously seekers."

"Honestly, Mike and I were completely blown away by the outstanding teaching and top level information we received. Thanks really goes to all your volunteers. Truly impressive!"

Mary Vanders Woude,

Guelph

* the "Boating Course"  Is now  " Boating 2 -after PCOC " (2016)


"Guys, I want to thank you for your great courses.  I will be putting all to practice in the coming few days;  a departure from Toronto to New York, and then on to the Azores, Portugal likely after that.  I may get few sun shots in.

Thanks again,"

Grant Henry


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