Dec 21, 2017

Never OverCPS-ECP offers a series of courses in boating knowledge that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean. 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.

The following is a list of courses in our Boating series, generally offered in a classroom or online. They offer a testing component if you wish to have certificate of proficiency. Some segments and topics are often presented in seminars or even online.



Required certification courses:
Maritime Radio (Restricted Operator’s Certificate [Maritime])
Boating 1 - Boating Basics (Pleasure Craft Operator Card)

Boating Series Courses:
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics
Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation
Boating 4 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1
Boating 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2
Boating 6 - Offshore Marine Navigation Level 1
Boating 7 - Offshore Marine Navigation Level 2

Elective Courses:
Electronic Marine Navigation
Radar for Boaters
Boat and Engine Maintenance
Extended Cruising (Living on a Boat)
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

The more knowledge you have, the more enjoyable boating becomes.

Check course descriptions and to find what’s happening near you.

My Big Fat Greek Charter

My Big Fat Greek CharterBy Mark Stevens
Photos by: Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp bacon, fresh bread, and omelets spiked with Feta Cheese.

We did dinner last night, al fresco, in a village called Perdika on the island of Aegina.

Sometime over dinner it hit me;I knew I was on to something. Raising a glass of ouzo, I toasted my wife, Sharon, and our friends and crew, Ed and Kim North.

“Forget about weddings,” I said, referring to a hit movie penned by a Canadian of Greek ancestry named Nia Vardalos. “Welcome to my Big Fat Greek Charter.”

Read more about their greek charter.....





Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018



Jeanneau NC 33

Jeanneau NC 33By John Armstrong and Andy Adams

Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ideally suited to young families or couples.

Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America wanted to emphasize that their new NC 33 features a hull design by Michael Peters. Peters’ hand has been on many of the company’s recent designs and strong performance and excellent sea-keeping are to be expected.

At an overall length of 34.5” and equipped with twin engines, the NC 33 has been designed to fit in between Jeanneau’s NC 9(30’11” with a single engine) and the NC 11 at 36’6” and with twin engines.

Read more about the Jeanneau NC 33.....