Event Date Event Description Event Location Squadron: Port Moody Course: PCOC Recurring Event Boating 1 PCOC
Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card
All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.
This course has a home study and in-class component. Once registered you will receive a PCOC book in the mail. This book needs to be thoroughly studied before the class date. In class, all subjects will be clarified and expanded on.
As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.
Date and time on request.
Willy's Galley Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) & DSC Jan 14 7:00PM VHF Maritime Radio 2019
This course is designed with a Home Study component and In Class Training. Upon registration a manual will be sent to your home. You must read the book thoroughly and memorize the Phonetic Alphabet.
The complete package includes a CD and Digital Selective Calling which will prepare you for the Restricted Operated Certificate Endorsement exam.To operate a Maritime Radio you need the certificate. It is the law. Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures as well as everyday operating techniques.
Willy's Galley Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Beyond Boating Basics Jan 24 to Apr 18 Boating 2/3 Combined Boating 2 and 3 Combined January 24 - April 18/2019 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
Optional - Boating 2 only
Port Moody Senior Secondary 217 Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Introduction to Weather Jan 31 to Mar 7 Introduction to Weather Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters
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.
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 School 214 Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Marine Electrical System Feb 7 to Mar 7 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!
Willy's Galley Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Sail Feb 7 to Apr 11 Sail
Do you want to learn more about sailing? Do you want to improve your sailing skills and your understanding of how sails work?
This Sailing Course covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship. The range of topics is broad: from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring. It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics.
Whether you are a new sailor or you are an experienced sailor and want to increase your sailing knowledge and skills, this course is for you.
Port Moody Senior Secondary School TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: RADAR Feb 14 to Mar 14 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 Squadron: Port Moody Course: Extended Cruising Feb 21 to Apr 11 Extended Cruising
Are you ready to ‘cut the ties that bind’? Extended Cruising is an essential first step in understanding the elements of the long-distance passage making lifestyle under sail or power. Through this course you will become confident in the boat you select by understanding seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts. You will gain an awareness of the maintenance required for critical systems, passage planning, provisioning, and visiting foreign countries, safety issues, emergency preparedness and weather tips.
If you want to cruise coastal waters, experience remote anchorages far from home or explore countries across oceans, Extended Cruising provides you with a deeper understanding of the skills necessary for confident, safe passages.
Port Moody Senior Secondary School TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Electronic Marine Navigation Mar 14 to Apr 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