The following Spring courses are offered this year to enhance your boating safety knowledge.     The locations are based across the North Shore, beginning in January.
To Register for Boating 2, 3 or Boat and Engine Maintenance,
held at Sutherland Secondary School in North Vancouver: CLICK HERE   
To Register for the one-day Maritime Radio Courses,
held at West Vancouver Yacht Club:  CLICK HERE  
  • Boating 2 – Beyond the PCOC and Boating Basics

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: Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

  • Boating 3 – Introduction to Navigation
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.

Suggested Prerequisite:  Boating 2: Beyond the PCOC

  • Boat and Engine Maintenance
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.

  • Maritime Radio Course
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.

How to get there?…

Google Map to get to Sutherland Secondary School:
Sutherland Secondary School Location

Google Map to get to West Vancouver Yacht Club:
West Vancouver Yacht Club Location