Welcome to Guelph Power & Sail Squadron
Canada’s Boating Club
We are boaters and active members of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.
From kayakers to operators of larger power and sail boats.
If you are interested in Boating Courses, we would like to help.
-Why take an in- classroom course when it’s easy to do it ‘on-line’?
-Yes, you can get your PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) on- line. – That’s a good thing.
The problem is- will you have enough boating knowledge to keep you and your family safe when that unexpected emergency happens? – They are always unexpected.
If you choose an in- classroom course, you get the opportunity to ask questions when something isn’t clear.
You can discuss boating issues with fellow students and experienced instructors.
Boaters love to share their experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. We discuss what we did wrong so you don’t . – You can even have a few laughs on us. We don’t mind, we’re boaters.
You get to use and understand boating aids such as a real ships compass and many other aids.
Of course this wouldn’t apply to you, but here is what we find with folks that have obtained their PCOC on- line, and then register for more advanced courses.
Even the very keen ones don’t recall basic boating issues they need to know -in order to keep themselves, their families and friends’ safe on the water. – Safety equipment required on board, the buoyage system, marine rules of the road, on and on.
Approximately 85% of boating deaths occur in Canada’s fresh waterways, according to a 10-year study by the Canadian Red Cross published last year. – All preventable with proper training.
Even small lakes can turn ugly very quickly. Our weather course will help you ‘read the signs’, so you can react.
Be prepared. Knowledge gained through classroom courses will ensure you or someone in your family doesn’t become a statistic. Check out our in- class Boating courses. We are here to help you enjoy your time on the water with confidence, and return safely to the dock.