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All courses will run if sufficient students register. Please register at BoatingCourses.ca to help assure your course choice will be available.

Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

Date: 1st Nov 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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.

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be five evenings at 3 hours per session, commencing November 1st through 29th.


Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - More than your Boating Licence

Date: 3rd Nov 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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.

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be five evenings at 3 hours per session, commencing November 3rd through December 1st.

**Ebook NOT recommended for this course.**

Maritime Radio (ROC (M))

Date: 23rd Nov 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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!

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (November 23rd and 25th) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation.

 

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - More than your Boating Licence

Date: 2nd Feb 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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.

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be five evenings at 3 hours per session, commencing February 2nd through March 2nd.

**Ebook NOT recommended for this course.**

Maritime Radio (ROC (M))

Date: 15th Feb 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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!

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (February 15th and 17th) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation.

 

Boat and Engine Maintenance

Date: 22nd Feb 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for “do it yourself” boaters.

This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. It features practical information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course.

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be six evenings at 3 hours per session, commencing February 22nd through March 29th.


Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation

Date: 16th Mar 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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.

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be five evenings at 3 hours per session, commencing March 16th through April 13.

**Ebook NOT recommended for this course.**

Maritime Radio (ROC (M))

Date: 26th Apr 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtually, using Zoom technology - in your home/office - details to follow upon registration

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!

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NOTE: This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (April 26th and 28th) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation.

 

More information on the courses and their locations can be found at BoatingCourses.ca

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