Event Date Event Description Event Location Squadron: Port Moody Course: Electronic Marine Navigation Mar 14 to Apr 11 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: Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) & DSC Mar 25 7:00PM VHF Marine Radio This course is designed with a Home Study component and In Class training. Upon registration a manual will be mailed to your home. You must read the book thoroughly and memorize the Phonetic Alphabet. In the classroom you will be taught emergency radio procedures and everyday operator techniques. Willy's Galley Port Moody, British Columbia Squadron: Port Moody Course: PCOC Apr 8 7:00PM 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: Beyond Boating Basics Sep 26 to Dec 5 Boating 2 and 3 Combined Fall 2019 Boating 2 and 3 also offered separately. 5-6 weeks in duration Boating 2 - Sept.26 - Oct.31/19 Boating 3 - Nov.7 - Dec.5/19 See pricing at bottom right of page. Boating 2 and 3 Combined Fall 2019 - 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: Extended Cruising Oct 3 to Oct 31 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: Marine Electrical System Oct 3 to Oct 31 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: RADAR Oct 10 to Nov 7 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: Sail Oct 10 to Nov 28 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