Our Courses

Each year we usually offer classes on Gabriola Island in

Boating 1 – Boating Basics (PCOC)

Boating 2 – Beyond Basics

Boating 3 – Introduction to Navigation

Maritime Radio

We have also offered other courses occasionally, such as Weather and Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1, when there has been sufficient interest.

Currently, the Gabriola Squadron is offering Boating 1 (PCOC) and Maritime Radio as self-study courses. Our Squadron is also offering the blended course online Boating 2 and 3 Combined (Beyond Boating Basics + Introduction to Marine Navigation) and the blended course online Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation- Level 1 (previously called Seamanship).

The Course Calendar is sometimes a bit confusing to use.  Here are the steps to get to the registration pages for each of the courses:

Boating 1 – Boating Basics (PCOC)

Click on this link and then navigate the CPS Course Catalog in the following way:
Select city: select Gabriola – the list is in alphabetical order
Click “Update My Results””
Select one “Pricing and Packages” option
Click on “Login and Add Course to Cart”

Boating 2 and 3 Combined

To go to the Boating 2+3 Online Courses registration page, click here.
Scroll down to Gabriola.
Read the description, note the details; for any questions contact the Gabriola Squadron person responsible for the course. The contact details are shown.
To register click on the bullet in front of “Boating 2 and 3 Combined – Online”.
A blue bar with “Login and Add Course To Cart” appears. Click on it and follow the instructions that appear.

Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

To go to the Boating 4 Online Courses registration page, click here.
Scroll down to Gabriola.
Read the description, note the details; for any questions contact the Gabriola Squadron person responsible for the course. The contact details are shown.
To register click on the bullet in front of “Boating 4”, and then follow the instructions that will appear.

Maritime Radio – Self-Study Course

Click on this link and then navigate the CPS Course Catalog in the following way:
Select city: select Gabriola – the list is in alphabetical order;
click Update My Results. The Maritime Radio Course description and registration information and form will come up.
Select one or more options if presented with them.
Click on Login and Add Course to Cart.
To purchase, you need to then log in to your account or create one first if you don’t have one.