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