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Take a boating course to improve your boating safety knowledge, as well as vessel handling and navigation skills.
Textbooks are included in the cost of the course.
On-the-water practical training is offered in the Boating 3 course. Spend a day with your instructors, proctors, and our experienced boating members, as you share a lunch and enjoy our fellowship.
Once you have successfully completed any CPS course you are elibible to join the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, and Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron (PMPSS).
To inquire about these or any of our boating courses, please contact Our Education Officer: Training@PortMoodyPSS.com
Boating Basics (PCOC)
Boating 1 - (PCOC)
We run Boating Basics courses throughout the year. Contact lmeisl@telus.net for information
Maritime Radio
VHF Radio Licence
We run VHF courses throughout the year. Contact lmeisl@telus.net for information.
Beyond the PCOC
Intro to Marine Navigation
Contains the content of both Boating 2- Beyond PCOC and Boating 3- Introduction to Marine Navigation (see their descriptions below).
Give yourself the time to really absorb the knowledge needed to be safe on the water. Boating 3 includes on-the-water practical training, always a fun day.
Save $35 by taking them together (one after the other)
The extended time together facilitates developing friendships and working relationships with your proctor and fellow class mates.
Beyond the PCOC
Boating 2 - Beyond PCOC
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
See course table of contents.
Intro. to Marine Navigation
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 the PCOC

5-6 weeks one evening per week

See course table of contents.
boating 4 - seamanship
Formerly - Seamanship
Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help? Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat? Build your confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking the CPS Seamanship Course. You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more.
See course table of contents.
Boat and Engine Maint.
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.
See course table of contents.
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.
See course table of contents.