We are Drivers’ Ed for Ontario’s boat owners!
BoaterSkills.ca instructors are available all season to bring private instruction to you and your crew. Our 3-hour clinics include essential docking and close quarters maneuvering skills for power or sail.
Customize your personal clinic to include anchoring instruction, boating safety, sail trim for sailors, and much more.
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Register today at www.boaterskills.ca for ROC-M radio, Toronto Harbour Permit, and Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid (recognized by Transport Canada).
BoaterSkills.ca – serving Ontario’s Great Lakes and Cottage Country since 2011.
The more knowledge you have, the more enjoyable boating becomes!
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is a national boating organization offering courses and seminars for recreational boaters, including the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and the Maritime Radio Course to obtain your VHF Radio Licence. Our boatingcourses.ca site offers our online Pleasure Craft Operator Card course and links to our numerous courses that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean. These courses are available online by self-study or taught in instructor led virtual classes/classrooms courses. Our PCOC card program is the only Canadian issued card that qualifies for acceptance by the US Coast Guard. Generations of volunteers have been sharing their experience on the water with new and seasoned boaters, helping them prepare for both everyday and emergency situations.
Boating Courses: www.boatingcourses.ca
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Being part of the boating community means knowing and following good etiquette; traditions that, over generations, have become the unwritten rules of the road. Just like being on land, we need to be good neighbours; help others when they need it, tidy up after ourselves, and be respectful to the people and environment around us.