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Serving Delta, Tsawwassen, Ladner and Richmond

Boating Essentials - (Combined Boating Courses 2 & 3)

Course starts: 7 pm, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Course Dates: 14 evenings from 7 to 9 pm, from Wednesday, January 29 to April 29, 2020
Note: Course may be extended due to the Spring Break period.

Location: Richmond Yacht Club, 7471 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2W4

The PCOC (Boating 1 Course) 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.

This course combines the material in the Boating 2 (Beyond the PCOC) and Boating 3 (Introduction to Navigation) Canadian Power & Sail (CPS-ECP) courses to provide more in-depth knowledge of boating on local waters.

This course includes global positioning and charts, the magnetic compass, conning, electronic navigation, handling a boat under power, ropes, lines and knots, anchors and anchoring, tides and currents, weather, etc. This course further explores navigation 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, etc.

Recommended prerequisites: Boating 1 = Boating Basics (Pleasure Craft Operator Card, PCOC)

Price – non-member of CPS-ECP: $365 per person; $157.50 for 2nd person at same address
Price – member of CPS-ECP: $328.50 per person; $141.75 for 2nd person at same address


Social Events

We want to make our squadron better and by better we mean we want to include more of - YOU - in it. We want activities tailored for what you would like to see more of. Take a couple of seconds and help make your squadron better. 

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Squadron Cruises

On Friday April 26, Fraser Squadron held its anual Annual General Meeting and Change of Watch at the Richmond Yacht club.

With attendance by PMD representative Craig Neill and guest speater Lorraine Graves, this years AGM was another success.

A Maritime Mobile Service Identity is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies your boat, you the owner and your contact information. Each Digital Selective Calling radio needs to be registered and assigned an MMSI number. Your DSC radio can be used to send a distress alert to the Coast Guard and nearby vessels (with DSC radios in receiving range) or to selectively contact another vessel when you know its MMSI number.

If you have relatively new VHF radio in your boat, chances are it is equipped with Digital Select Calling or DSC. The most important feature of a VHF DSC radio is that you can send a Distress Alert which will tell the Coast Guard and other boaters in your area that you require immediate assistance.

As a member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons there is a long list of perks for YOU!

Okay, I have your attention and I have about ten seconds to keep your attention, here goes the elevator version of why you should renew your Fraser Squadron membership.

In many cases the amount of money you save on boat insurance will pay for your CPS membership, and as an additional perk, as a member of Fraser Squadron you will receive six copies of Pacific Yachting every year.

Well, that's six copies of Pacific Yachting for free. But, I see you are a discerning boater and you want more . . .

Well we have more for you.

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