The RCAF Trenton Power & Sail Squadron
 Learning here gives you a lifetime of fun and safe boating
Welcome! The RCAF Trenton Power & Sail Squadron makes its home at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton Yacht Club, and provides safe boating courses for both military and local civilians. A large number of Squadron members also belong to the Yacht Club, making it easy to coordinate and support both Squadron and Club activities.

Flare Safety and Demonstration Day

CFB Trenton Yacht Club Baker Island

Saturday September 17, 2016


RCAF Trenton Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is pleased to partner with CFB Trenton Yacht Club in providing a flare safety demonstration event for local area boaters on Saturday September 17th from 1200-1500 on Baker Island CFB Trenton Yacht Club.

The purpose of this event is to not only provide safety instruction to boaters on the use and operation of the various types of flares that they are required to carry but also to allow them the opportunity to actually light off some of the post dated flares they may have. This allows boaters to learn how to use their flares in an actual hands on safe environment while being given the opportunity to dispose of any old flares they may have. It is a truly unique learning environment.

CFB Trenton Base safety and fire personnel will be on hand to oversee a safe environment for this exercise and required clearances have been granted by CFB Trenton.

We also hope to have Bay Marine on site to assist with any boating needs you may have.

Please note the following:

  1. To access Baker Island turn south off Hwy #2 through the gate opposite the BIG hanger. Process south to Buffalo Ave., and turn right. Go to the end and turn left and veer right to cross the island causeway. Go up the hill and park either on the lot or on the grass wherever there is space.

  2. This event follows the club cradle day so cars MUST be parked on the upper parking lot.

  3. The event will take place at the beach area overlooking the Bay, not the club dockside.

  4. We will begin to live fire flares at approximately 1245-1300.

  5. After the training session, we will proceed to the club house for bar and barbeque. (Hamburgs will cost $4.50 with beer and wine available at the bar). A CD will be playing, reviewing what you have learned during the live fire exercise.

  6. Please advise of your attendance by texting to 613-970-0309.

The Mission of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is to increase awareness of safe boating by education and training members and the general public, by fostering fellowship among members and by establishing partnerships and alliances with organizations and agencies interested in boating.

The RCAF Trenton Power and Sail Squadron pursues these objectives in the Trenton area. The Squadron hosts a number of boating courses for members and non-members; events are organized in the community and among the membership to increase awareness of boating safety; and, many members have benefited from and enjoyed the activities planned by the Squadron throughout the year. In addition, the Squadron actively participates with other agencies in establishing regulations governing boating, and in identifying opportunities to improve our enjoyment of safe boating.

The Squadron currently consists of approximately 130 members. In April of each year, the Squadron holds its Annual General Meeting when the Squadron Bridge is elected/appointed. The Bridge is headed up by a Commander who will normally hold the position for one and possibly two years, then pass the helm over to their Executive Officer. The Bridge normally meets every second Thursday of the month at the CFB Trenton Yacht Club for an "Executive Meeting" to conduct the business of the Squadron.

Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons can be a very rewarding experience. If you are currently a CPS member and are not on the Squadron Bridge or otherwise involved in upcoming Squadron activities, we can use your help. If you are not a member and are interested in boating safety, we encourage you to consider taking the "Boating Course" this winter. Should you have any questions on any matter concerning CPS, please feel free to contact any of the Squadron Bridge officers or any person flying the CPS flag on their boat.