squadron Courses

The following course starts on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have cancelled this course. The course will be rescheduled when it is prudent to do so.

Maritime Radio

Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime)

Suggested Prerequisite – None

Details – 3 evenings once per week (Wednesday)

Dates – April 1st, 8th and 15th.

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

 Start Date: April 1st, 2020

 

Three evenings: – April 1st,  8th & 15th

Start Time: 7:30 PM

Room #: 103

Address: Guelph Centennial CVI
289 College Avenue West
GUELPH, ON

Contact: Nick Wenzler
519-835-2464
n.wenzler@sympatico.ca

Pricing and Packages:

 

Non-Member Price – $138.00

Member Price – $124.20

Non-Member – Price$160.00

Member Price – $144.00

To Register Online:

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/course-catalog/course-details/?cps-course-id=88&cps-course=maritime_radio will bring you to the “Maritime Radio” page on the National website.

    • Scroll down and select “city” (Guelph)
    • Select “Update My Results”
    • Scroll down to the Maritime Radio Course for Guelph
    • Select your preferred package (with eBook or with Printed Book)
    • Select “Login and Add Course To Cart”
    • You will now need to set up an account to check out.
If you have any questions, call Nick at 519-835-2464

The following courses are being considered for the fall of 2020.

BOATING 1

BOATING BASICS

Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate (PCOC)

Suggested Prerequisite – None

Details – 1 day course or 3 evenings, once per week

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

MARITIME RADIO 

Radio Operator Certificate  (Maritime)

Suggested Prerequisite – None

Details – 1 day course or 3 evenings, once per week

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

Boating 2

Beyond Boating Basics

 

Suggested Prerequisite – Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Details – 5 – 6 weeks, 1 evening per week

 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.

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.


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.

The following courses are being considered for early 2021.



Boating 3

Introduction to Marine Navigation

Suggested Prerequisite – Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics

Details – 5 – 6 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.