Boating 2 Beyond the PCOC, Spring 2021

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: ZOOM

When: TBA

Total Cost:  $TBA

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


Boating 1 Basics (including PCOC) Spring 2021

Anyone operating any type of recreational powered watercraft is now legally required to show proof of competency. This requirement includes powerboat owners, sail boat owners with an auxiliary engine, dinghy owners, personal watercraft owners and also applies to your spouse, partners, friends, or guests who take the helm of your boat or jet ski. Fines for non-compliance are now applicable.

Oak Bay Squadron's Boating Basics course will prepare you for the Personal Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC) examination. It is accredited by Transport Canada.
The course includes:
- Equipping your boat
- Safety Awareness
- Marine 'Rules of the Road'
- Canadian Aids to Navigation Systems
- Trailering/Transporting
- Getting Underway
- Anchoring
- Docking
- Being Weather Wise
- Trip Planning
- PCOC Examination

Crossing the Border? This Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 'Boating Basics' course is the only one for obtaining a PCOC that is recognized and approved by the US National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the US Coast Guard.

Where : ZOOM

When : TBA

Total Cost:  $90.00

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


Radio Operator’s Course - Spring 2021 (May)

DATE: May 13, 20, 2021

Online using ZOOM

Cost $120