Brockville Squadron


Brockville Squadron
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons


(Revised:) Starts Tuesday, 12 October and ends on 1 February 2022, with a break during the month of December
Course Content:
Happy Couple Studying CPS Material

This course takes the boater beyond the basics needed for your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). You will be introduced to the art of navigation (including the use of GPS and electronic navigation); marine weather; and ropes, lines and knots. You will then explore navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts. In addition, you will learn what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when underway (including legal requirements of the Collision Regulations), as well as knowing your environmental responsibilities and how to avoid electrical hazards.

We suggest you have your PCOC card before taking this course.

Course Delivery:

The course will be jointly delivered by the Brockville, Ottawa and Kingston Power and Sail Squadrons. It is offered in a blended format, with weekly online sessions (webinars) complemented by personal tutor sessions scheduled at times mutually convenient to you and your tutor. We will be using the Moodle learning platform which gives you 24/7 access to course notes, instructional videos and many additional references.

Registration details are available here.

After going to the link, you can select the Brockville listing by clicking on Boating 2 and 3 Combined - Online which is under Pricing and Packages and then adding the course to you cart.

If you are interested in the course and would like more information, please contact: David Allester.

Marine VHF Radio-Operator's Course


Learn how to operate a marine VHF radio by registering for the Maritime Radio Course (← click it) . Choose a location with an online course that matches your schedule. The course prepares you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) exam, which is part of the package. You need the certificate to operate a maritime radio – it’s the law!

-first posted,: 2002-05-11
-updated: 2021-10-02