Radio Operator’s Course - Nov/Dec 2019

Mondays, November 25 to December 9, 2019

7 pm to 9 pm, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Discovery Room

Cost $110


Marine Maintenance Seminar – Winterizing your boat - Sep 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

7 pm to 9 pm, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Discovery Room

No Charge for members


Radio Operators Courses - Oct 2019

This course offered by Oak Bay Power and Sail Squadron includes the book and CD which covers the new Digital Selective calling and will prepare you to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as 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.

Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, (Discovery Room)

When : Over 3 nights at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1, 8, 15, 2019

Total Cost:  $110.00

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .


Boating 3 - Intro to Navigation

During this course 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.

Suggested Prerequisite: Boating 2: Beyond the PCOC (Recommended)

Date: Thursdays, November 14 to December 19, 2019

Where: 7 pm to 9 pm, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Discovery Room

Total Cost:  $170.00

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .


Boating 2 – Beyond the PCOC

Our course also includes a PCOC refresher in case it has been a while since you last took that course. 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.
Suggested Prerequisite: Boating 1: Boating Basics/Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).

Where: 7 pm to 9 pm, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Discovery Room

When: Thursdays, September 26 to November 7, 2019 (no class on Oct 31)

Total Cost:  $170

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .