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Welcome to Quinte District
 
 The Samson Post

Supporting Squadrons
on the shores of Lake Ontario
and in the Kawartha Lakes since 1959
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Quinte District!
  
Calendar of Events
 
Kawartha Lakes Power and Sail Squadron annual picnic/bbq at Bobcaygeon Lock, noon, June 11 2017, in conjunction with Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron. For more information go to http://www.peterboroughsafeboating.org/social.htm
 
Have old flares that need disposal, we can help, check out our Flare Disposal Days!
Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron Safety Education and Flare Recovering Day will be held Saturday June 17. 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Buckeye Marine in Bobcaygeon in conjunction with Kawartha Lakes Power and Sail Squadron
 
Boating 2 - Beyond The Basics More Than Your PCOC
The PCOC will get you on the water... let us get you safely home!
Dates: Starts September 12 and runs until October 24, 2017, 7 weeks, every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $145 for members; $165 for non-members. NOTE: Price includes one year free membership with the Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron! Have access to our local website, be the first to hear about social events, local news about the Trent-Severn Waterway, and upcoming education opportunities, and be part of a great bunch of people who enjoy boating!
Location: Lakefield District Secondary School, 71 Bridge Street, Lakefield
Online Registration is Now Open at http://www.boatingcourses.ca/cities/Peterborough. You can also email Jim Lee or call him at 705-652-1206
The Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC) makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots, collision regulations, environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power and responsibilities of the skipper, both before setting out and when under way. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests, such as towing, trailering, locking, strip charts, etc.
Suggested Prerequisite: Boating 1: Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
 
Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation
Dates: Starts November 7 and runs until December 12, 2017. 6 weeks, every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $160 for members; $180 for non-members
Location: Lakefield District Secondary School, 71 Bridge Street, Lakefield
Online Registration is Now Open at http://www.boatingcourses.ca/cities/Peterborough. You can also email Jim Lee or call him at 705-652-1206
The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.
Suggested Prerequisite: Boating 2 - Beyond The Basics More Than Your PCOC
 
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If you are interested in all things boating, visit the Members Section of the CPS-ECP website (log in required) to explore member benefits and other valuable information, have a look at what our neighbours to the south in United States Power Squadrons District 6 are doing or take an Online PCOC Course. You can also find other information of interest through our links.  
 
Quinte District is part of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons and covers an area bounded in the west by the city of Ajax, in the east by the city of Prince Edward County, in the north by the cities of Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes, and on the south side Lake Ontario.

 
The District Council meets four times a year at the Cobourg Yacht Club. Anyone is welcome to attend a District Council meeting.

We have seven Squadrons in Quinte District that offer boating courses and have a number of special events throughout the year.

To make inquiries about the District or its Squadrons you can contact District Council Officers or the Commanders of the Member Squadrons.