squadron Courses
2021 - 2022

Regrettably, all of our courses have put on hold until December 31st, 2021.

Boating 2

Beyond Boating Basics

Suggested Prerequisite – Boating 1 (Pleasure Craft Operator Card)

Details – 6 – 8 weeks, 1 evening per week

 The Pleasure Craft Operator Card provides you with the basic navigation and safety skills, but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you go out on the water. 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 and an introduction to weather. 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.

Unfortunately, we have had to put our classroom courses on hold. In the meantime, the Guelph Power and Sail Squadron will be offering this course online, with experienced instructors, using Zoom. This not a self-study course. The course will essentially be the virtual version of our classroom course.

The date for this course has not yet been set, but the expected start date will likely be in October 2021. Weekly classes will be scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday evenings. Seven weekly sessions will be scheduled to prepare you for the optional exam.  To ensure a seat in the virtual classroom, early enrollment is highly recommended. Stay tuned.



Boating 3

Introduction to Marine Navigation

Suggested Prerequisite – Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics

Details – 6 – 8 weeks, 1 evening per week

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.

Unfortunately, we have had to put our classroom courses on hold. In the meantime, the Guelph Power and Sail Squadron will be offering this course online, with experienced instructors, using Zoom. This not a self study course. The course will essentially be the virtual version of our classroom course.

The date for this course has not yet been set, but the expected start date will likely be in January 2022. Weekly classes will be scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday evenings. Seven weekly sessions will be scheduled to prepare you for the optional exam.  To ensure a seat in the virtual classroom, early enrollment is highly recommended. Stay tuned.

Electronic Marine Navigation

Suggested Prerequisite – Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation

Details – 6 – 8 weeks, 1 evening per week

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing his or her exact location at all times. You will learn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices. It includes a CD containing a number of charts and a full scale simulator of a chart plotter to help you learn by doing. Join with others to share experiences and knowledge.

Unfortunately, we have had to put our classroom courses on hold. In the meantime, the Guelph Power and Sail Squadron will be offering this course online, with experienced instructors, using Zoom. This not a self study course. The course will essentially be the virtual version of our classroom course.

The date for this course has not yet been set, but the expected start date will likely be in October 2021. Weekly classes will be scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday evenings. Seven weekly sessions will be scheduled to prepare you for the optional exam.  To ensure a seat in the virtual classroom, early enrollment is highly recommended. Stay tuned.


Introduction to Weather

for Recreational Boaters

Suggested Prerequisite – None

Details – 6 – 8 weeks, 1 evening per week

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes …. hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.

Unfortunately, we have had to put our classroom courses on hold. In the meantime, the Guelph Power and Sail Squadron will be offering this course online, with experienced instructors, using Zoom. This not a self study course. The course will essentially be the virtual version of our classroom course.

The date for this course has not yet been set, but the expected start date will likely be in January 2022. Weekly classes will be scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday evenings. Seven weekly sessions will be scheduled to prepare you for the optional exam.  To ensure a seat in the virtual classroom, early enrollment is highly recommended. Stay tuned.