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Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a series of courses in boating knowledge that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean. Our boating courses are available online or in-person. 

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Beyond the Basics - Boating 2 and 3
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Boating 2 and 3 Combined - CLASSROOM

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Details Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – 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. 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.

Start Date: Feb 1st, 2023

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Tony Read
(604) 219-4311

Address: Southerland Secondary School
1830 Sutherland Avenue,
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 20 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
350.00
Member Price
315.00

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
260.00
Member Price
234.00

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Start Date: Jan 24th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Peter Girling
(604) 313-5508

Address: Prince of Wales School
2250 Eddington Drive
VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 11 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
375.00
Member Price
337.50
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
355.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 9th, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
317.50(20.00)

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
260.00
Member Price
234.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
240.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 9th, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
214.00(20.00)

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Start Date: Jan 25th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Peter Lefroy
(604) 290-4121

Address: Richmond Yacht Club
7471 River Road
RICHMOND, BC

Class Status: 20 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
375.00
Member Price
300.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
374.00(1.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 19th, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
299.00(1.00)

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
260.00
Member Price
208.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
259.00(1.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 19th, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
207.00(1.00)

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Feb 21st, 2023

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Adriana McCrea
(888) 277-2381

Address: St. James Anglican Church Hall
2668 Joseph Howe Drive (at Armdale Roundabout)
HALIFAX, NS

Class Status: 12 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
350.00
Member Price
315.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
335.00(15.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 31st, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
300.00(15.00)

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
260.00
Member Price
234.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
245.00(15.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 31st, 2023
Member Price Discount Applied
219.00(15.00)

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Start Date: Jan 10th, 2023

Start Time: 6:00 PM

Contact: Charles Hawkswell
(250) 334-0225

Address: Mark Isfeld High School
1551 Lerwick Road
COURTENAY, BC

Class Status: 9 Seats remaining

Additional Information

2nd family member registrants receive their own charts & homework book, but share text books & plotting instruments with their family partner.

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
350.00
Member Price
280.00

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
195.00
Member Price
156.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Jan 11th, 2023

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Lee Douglas Andrew
(250) 202-2628

Address: Campbell River Sports Plex
1800 South Alder
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

Class Status: 29 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Boating 2 and 3 Combined with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
350.00
Member Price
315.00

Boating 2 and 3 Combined No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
260.00
Member Price
234.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above