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)
Sailing
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

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

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

 

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn WaterwayBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

It’s funny how a body of water can shape you. Shape your mood. Shape your friendships. Shape your future.

Since you’re reading Canadian Yachting, then I’m pretty sure you have a sense of what I’m talking about here - a favourite lake, bay, pond, river or ocean that, when you’re near it, in it or on it, it makes your heart sing and good things happen.

For me, this is Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario. Although my husband, Paul, and I have sailed over 100,000 nautical miles in the four sailboats we’ve owned and have been blessed to visit..

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Canadian Yachting Digital May 2018

 

Ranger Tugs R-23

Ranger Tugs R-23By: Andy Adams

At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives and children most likely to want to stop and have a better look. Well, they should, because the Ranger Tugs R-23 deserves a second look…a long look in fact.

Yes, it’s really a “personality” boat that looks great out on the water, and it will turn heads and start conversations at the gas docks, the locks, or just about anywhere boaters congregate, but the Ranger Tugs R-23 is far more than just cute.

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