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1042 Millidge Avenue

Maritime Radio ( VHF with DSC)


Maritime Radio
 

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

This complete package with CD, and the new Digital Selective Calling, will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!
 

 




Boating 2: Beyond the PCOC

The 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 – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power.
This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on
your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch.

Suggested Prerequisite: Boating 1: Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

5-6 weeks one evening per week

Course Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
5 weeks, one night/week          Members: $150, Non-Members $175

See course table of contents.

Beyond the PCOC




Boating 3: Introduction to Navigation

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and
label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and
when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities
and electrical hazards,. 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 PCOC

Course Date

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:00pm

5 weeks, one night/week      Members: $150, Non-Members $175

See course table of contents.

Introduction to Navigation



Boat and Engine Maintenance

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint,
this course covers all the basics for “do it yourself” boaters.
This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent
onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term
troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care.  It features practical
information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners.
The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great
expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course.

Course Date

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:00pm

9 weeks, one night/week       Members: $150, Non-Members $175

See course table of contents.
Boat and Engine Maintenance





Electronic Navigation

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing
his exact location at all times. You will learn to navigate using GPS and paper
charts as well as electronic charting devices. It includes a CD containing a number
of charts and a full scale simulator of a chart plotter to help you learn by doing.
Join with others to share experiences and knowledge.

Course Date

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00pm

Members: $150, Non-Members $175  See course table of contents.

Electronic Navigation