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Boating Basics and Boating Essentials

For any members wanting the Candian Power Squadron courses, here are the details for next year.

Course Starting Duration Weekday Time Cost
Boating Basics * Jan 14 3 weeks Tuesday 7:00 - 10:00 pm $85
Boating Essentials Feb 04 10 weeks Tuesday 7:00 - 10:00 pm $230
Basics + Essentials Jan 14 13 weeks Tuesday 7:00 – 10:00 pm $290
* Boating Basics includes Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam

For more information or to register:
  phone:  250 - 704 - 9026
  e-mail:  [masked]

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  • Denise A

    I'm replying to an email sent to me by Dominique regarding my RSVP for the Boating Basics Course. I was unable to attend due to a change in my work schedule. Since I have already missed the first module I will have to wait for the next course date. Sorry for not notifying you sooner.

    Denise A

    January 22, 2014

  • Noel B.

    Great, well worth the course fee. Can't wait to get out on the water

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Roy B.

    Great job by the presenters

    2 · January 14, 2014

  • Bruce S.

    Good to see so many members.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Bruce_N_Smith

    Great, can't wait to try it on the water!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Bruce S.

    Hi Levi,
    This course gives you instruction in navigation, charting and plotting. This material applies to both power and sail vessels. It does not tie in directly with a sailing class. Some of the material will be covered in the sailing course. Topics such as chart symbols, aids to navigation, anchoring and lines are covered in both courses. The navigation section goes far beyond what would be taught in a Basic Cruising course.

    Feel free to contct me if you have any further questions.

    January 13, 2014

  • Susan R.

    Last time I took a Power Squadron course was in the 1970's -- looking forward to this refresher and an opportunity to meet boaters on the west coast.

    January 13, 2014

  • Levi

    Hi everyone, quick question on this: Does this class tie into a sailing class or would it be more appropriate just to wait for a sailing specific class?

    January 13, 2014

  • Bruce S.

    Hi Bruce, You are correct, Jan 14, 21, & 28. Instruction the first two weeks, reveiw and exam on the 28th.

    Succesful completion would give you the Pleasure Craft Operator Card(PCOC).

    January 11, 2014

  • Bruce_N_Smith

    So the Basics is Jan. 14, 21, 28? 3 Tuesday nights from 7-10pm?

    January 11, 2014

  • Michelle

    Basics is what I'm looking for! I will call or email to arrange my payment. Thank you.

    January 10, 2014

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This covers: Dues go towards Meetup fees and the rare excess goes towards my time. :-)

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