Event Date Event Description Event Location Squadron: Port Moody Course: Beyond Boating Basics Sep 20 to Nov 29 Boating 2 and 3 Combined Fall 2018 Boating 2 and 3 also offered separately. 5-6 weeks in duration Boating 2 - Sept.20 - Oct.18/18 Boating 3 - Oct.25 - Nov.29/18 See pricing at bottom right of page. Boating 2 and 3 Combined Fall 2018 - 11 weeks total Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics
More than your Boating Licence
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
table of contents. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine 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 Boating Basics
5-6 weeks one evening per week
table of contents. Port Moody Senior Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Electronic Marine Navigation Sep 27 to Oct 25 Electronic Navigation The course covers the latest information about connecting your GPS to a laptop, desktop, PDA or tablet computer, and the use of navigational programs for computers. Included with the course is a CD with an electronic charting program and over 200 electronic charts. Practicing with the simulator gives you an excellent understanding of electronic chart plotting.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans (Hydrographic Service) has announced that the publishing of paper charts will be phased out. Therefore it is more important than ever that boaters have on board a reliable and accurate plotting system. This course will give the student the knowledge to purchase and the confidence to operate any plotting device.
Willy's Galley Entrance to Reed Point Marina Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Introduction to Weather Sep 27 to Nov 1 Introduction to Weather Fall 2018
Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. Duration: 8 weeks
1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat 2. Wind, Pressure, Waves 3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation 4. Stability, Clouds 5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes 6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms 7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes Port Moody Senior Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) & DSC Oct 1 7:00PM VHF Radio October 1 2018 This course is designed with a Home Study component and In Class Training. Once you register a Textbook will be delivered to your home. You must read the book thoroughly and memorize the phonetic alphabet. On the night of the course you will be presented with additional information, hands on radio calls, clarification of protocols and rules and etiquette . Courses are held throughout the year. 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 is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques. Willy's Galley Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Marine Electrical System Oct 4 to Nov 15 Marine Electrical Systems
Marine Electrical Maintenance
Using the text from our American cousin, the USPS, you will learn the ins and outs of your boat's electrical systems. Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations. Ensure the safety and reliability of your vessel; enroll in this course today. What's included?
Boat electrical wiring practices Direct Current (DC) power and Alternating Current (AC) power Galvanic and stray current corrosion Lightning protection Troubleshooting electrical problems How to use a multimeter How to solder and crimp How to read electrical wiring diagrams
Learn how to maintain electrical systems in your boat properly and safely.
Enrol in the Marine Electrical Maintenance Course with your local Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, because PEACE OF MIND IS PRICELESS!
Port Moody Senior Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: RADAR Oct 4 to Nov 8 Radar/Night Cruising
Radar for Boaters /Night Cruising
This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitations
Understand the available features and how they apply to your needs. Learn how to use your RADAR for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes.
There will be a focus on cruising at night with limited visibility.
This course is recommended for anyone interested in taking their boat out for the Christmas Ships.
The course covers everything about RADAR from how and where to mount the antenna to how to use and interpret the displays.
Students attending this course should be in possession of their PCOC (or equivalent) and have basic navigational knowledge. Port Moody Senior Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia