Event Date Event Description Event Location Squadron: Port Moody Course: Beyond the PCOC Jan 18 to Apr 12 Boating 2 & 3 2018 Enjoyment and safety on the water require knowledge. Beyond the PCOC will take you to the next level in your boating education. Technology has changed the way we navigate. However, in order to use a GPS/chart plotter effectively, you should understand the use of paper charts and coastal navigation. The topics covered in this course; magnetic compass, global positioning and charts, navigation, conning, electronic navigation, anchoring, handling a boat under power, ropes lines and knots will increase your boating knowledge and make your adventures on the water safe and enjoyable. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on the needs of the students; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, towing, trailering, collision regulations and a check list for layup and launch. The fee for a second family member is lower as they are expect to share some of the material. The course will run for 5 Thursday evenings from 7PM to 10PM, with the exam on the final evening. Suggested Prerequisite: Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Enjoyment and safety on the water require knowledge. Introduction to Navigation will take you to the next level in your boating education. Technology has changed the way we navigate. However, in order to use a GPS/chartplotter effectively, you should understand the use of paper charts and coastal navigation. The topics covered in this course; plotting and labelling on paper charts, environmental responsibilities, skippers responsibilities before setting out and when under way, electrical hazards and handling a boat under sail will increase your boating knowledge and make your adventures on the water safe and enjoyable. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on the needs of the students; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, towing, trailering, collision regulations and a check list for layup and launch. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE BOTH COURSES, INCLUDING THE $35 DISCOUNT. CHOOSE OPTION 1 . IF YOU WANT TO TAKE BOATING 2 ONLY CHOOSE OPTION 2 Port Moody Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Electronic Navigation Jan 25 to Mar 1 Electronic Navigation Spring 2018 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
Port Moody Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Boat & Engine Maintenance Feb 1 to Apr 12 Boat & Engine Maintenace 2018
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.
Please note that this class spans Spring Break so there will be no classes March 22 and 29 Willy's At entrance to Marina Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Introduction to Weather Feb 8 to Apr 12 Introduction to Weather Spring 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 This class has 8 sessions and extends to 10 weeks due to the 2 week Spring Break March 19 to March 30. Port Moody Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Marine Electrical System Feb 22 to Apr 26 USPS/Marine Electrical Systems
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
Please Register by Feb 13 to ensure Course Materials Delivery
Port Moody Secondary TBA Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) & DSC Mar 6 7:00PM VHF Radio
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. 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. Reed Point Marina Port Moody, British Columbia Willy's Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: PCOC Apr 10 7:00PM Boating 1
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.
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