We are boaters and active members of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.
kayakers to operators of larger power and sail boats.
you are interested in Boating Courses, we would like to help.
-Why take an in- classroom course when itís easy
to do it Ďon-lineí?
can get your PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) on- line. - OK
But- will you have enough boating knowledge to keep you and your family
safe when that unexpected emergency happens?
- Emergencies are always unexpected.
If you choose an in- classroom course, you get to ask
questions when something isn't quite clear.
boating issues with fellow students and experienced instructors.
love to share their experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. We discuss
what we did wrong so you donít do the same.
- You can have a few laughs on us. We don't
mind, we're boaters.
get to use and understand boating aids such as a real ships compass
and other nautical aids.
Of course this wouldn't apply to you, but here is what we find with
folks that have obtained their PCOC on- line, and then register for more
Most don't recall basic boating issues they need to
know -in order to keep themselves, their families and friendsí safe on
the water. - Safety equipment required on board, the buoyage system, marine
rules of the road, etc.
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 proper training.
Even small lakes can turn ugly very quickly. Our weather course will
help you 'read the signs
can react in time.
gained through in-classroom courses will ensure that 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 confidence, and return safely to the
Some student feedback:
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,
* 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.