Upcoming Courses

Boating 2: Hands-On Intros to Charts, Chart Plotters, Ropes, Lines and Boat Handling. Includes On-The-Water session in 2020

  • Dates: Tuesdays from October 22 to December 9, 2019
  • Time 7-9pm
  • Location; UNB, New Kinesiology Building, Room 214, 90 MacKay Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 4J9.
  • Table of Contents

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)

Prices:
Squadron Members $197
(2nd Family Member 1/2 price when course materials shared)

General Boating Public $225
Includes 1 year Squadron membership which is needed for your on the water training session insurance.

Registration; https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public.asp?WCE=C%3D56%7CK%3D246858%7CCAL%3D225480

You get:
 12 to 15 hours in the class room
 2 to 4 hours on the water training in 2020

Tue Oct 22 to Tue Dec 9

Location; UNB, New Kinesiology Building, Room 214, 90 MacKay Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 4J9.

Registration; https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public.asp?WCE=C%3D56%7CK%3D246858%7CCAL%3D225480

Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation. Includes On-The-Water session in 2020

  • Price: $197
    Dates: Jan – Mar 2020
  • Location: Community Room, The Ville, Marysville, NB

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

5-6 weeks one evening per week

See course table of contents

For Registration Information eMail us at 506Boat@gmail.com

Weather for Recreational Boaters

Price: $197
Dates: Jan – Mar 2019
Location: Community Room, The Ville, Marysville, NB

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes …. hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.

Topics:

1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat
2. Wind, Pressure, Waves
3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation
4. Stability, Clouds
5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms
7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes

For Registration Information eMail us at 506Boat@gmail.com

  • VHF Radio Course leading to Restricted Operator Certificate Marine ROC(M)

  • Price: $125
    Dates: 2019
    Wednesday, April 1,  6-10 pm Class #1
    Wednesday, April 08, 6-10 pm Class #2
    Wednesday, April 15 , 6-10 pm Review & Exam
  • For Registration Information eMail us at 506Boat@gmail.com
  • Location: Community Room, the Ville Marysville
  • What you need to make full use of your VHF and pass the Federal government’s Restricted Operator Certificate which is given on the 3rd night.According to marine experts, a VHF is the first thing you should buy for your boat. These are either hand-held or fixed-mount and their potential importance for communications cannot be over stressed.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.

    This course will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is given on the 3rd evening of the course. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate.

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