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1948 - Celebrating the 70th year of volunteer service in 2018



 BOATING COURSES
2018-201
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Regular Classes are all held at
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (Unless On-Line or specified)

730 Eglinton Ave West (East of Bathurst)
Location: MAP
All courses  7 -  9:20 pm unless specified

If interested in any of our courses and those not currently being offered please visit the National website www.cps-ecp.org or contact us: SEO@torontopowersquadron.org


VISIT OUR NATIONAL BOATINGCOURSES.CA FOR ALL AVAILABLE COURSES IN YOUR AREA

On-line secure registration and payment now available for all courses



Boating1-Boating Basics
             The Pleasure Craft Operator Card Course

 

Commencing January 22, 2019
for 3 consecutiveTuesday evenings from 7pm to 9:20pm

A minimum of 7 students are required to run this course

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency.
To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you need to write a test approved by Transport
Canada
.

All you need to know for your test is presented by knowledgeable instructors in an easy format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident in knowing that this course meets all the standards established by Transport
Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

On successful passing the exam offered by Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA).

This course qualifies for membership in the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron organization

COST:

MEMBERS $ 90.00
NON MEMBERS $ 95.00                Now available in E-Book version at a $5 discount
           

This course may be taken on-line at www.cps-ecp.ca for $49.95                

Call Peter Frost  at 416/571/0038 for more information or assistance

Boating 2 - Beyond PCOC

http://www.cps-ecp.ca/PublicUploads/224646Seamanship_cover.jpgBoating 4
Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

  Formerly: Seamanship

Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9:20pm
Commencing January 23, 2019 for 11 weeks* to April 10, 2019
*(Excludes March 13 - Break when the school is closed)

A minimum of 7 students are required to run this course.                             

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Navigation or you must have a practical knowledge of paper chart navigation as determined by the Toronto Squadron Training Officer.

Please contact  SEO Peter Frost 416/571/0038

The Boating 4 Course (Seamanship) builds on "Boating 3 - Introduction to Navigation"

Seamanship uses traditional navigation, GPS fixes, Way Points, along with the introduction of Deviation, in the three homework cruises, and the examination take home cruises.

This course offers: interpretation of charts, the DR plot, bearings, fixes, running fixes, Collision Regulations, and plotting and labeling in True and Magnetic.

Seamanship explains the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them. When unforeseen circumstances arise such as man-overboard or medical emergencies, the seamanship course helps the student to acquire the skills to deal with life-threatening situations.

Cost:
MEMBERS $ 170.00
NON MEMBERS $ 195.00 With approval from STO

Plus: This course does not include materials obtained in the previous courses. An approximate $54.00 may be required to obtain some or all of these materials.

Registration On-Line OR CALL PETER FROST  416/571/0038


Maritime Radio Course  -  with DSC

* FOR DSC UPGRADE ONLY SEE COURSE BELOW TO REGISTER

3 Evenings:
Mondays Nov.12, 19 and 26, 2018

from 7pm to 9:20pm
 (Will be offered again in the Spring of 2019)
A minimum of 7 students are required to run this 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.

This complete package with CD, and the new Digital Selective Calling, will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!

Cost:
MEMBERS $ 95.00  (ebook $90)
NON MEMBERS $ 110.00  (ebook $105)

    M.R. + DSC UPGRADE:  Registration On-Line

 
*
Digital Selective Calling Upgrade
Can be taken in conjunction with the VHF course above

Call to enquire Call Peter Frost for more information 416/571/0038

This course is for holders of Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) issued before January 1st 2005. Learn about the new Digital communication channels on new Maritime radios and their use in an emergency situation. Digital Selective Calling could save your life in an emergency situation.

Cost:
MEMBERS  $ 85.00 (ebook $80)
NON MEMBERS  $ 100.00 (ebook $95)


    DSC UPGRADE:     Registration On-Line




Navigation

Boating 7
Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 2

Formerly – Global Navigation

Course starts January 8, 2017 at 1900 – 2100

Use the stars to find your way.This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation program for the recreational boater. It introduces the navigator to route planning for going offshore, may the voyage be long or short.While overshadowed by the new electronic systems, the art and science of celestial navigation is still a valuable asset to the offshore boaters.  This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills of celestial navigation.  It involves the use of a sextant for taking sights on the sun, planets, moon, and stars.

The course will be delivered via GoToMeeting, a technique enabling you to take the course on-line in the comfort of your own home using a PC or tablet device capable of accessing the Internet.

Cost:
MEMBERS $ 280.00
NON MEMBERS $ 305.00

Registration On-Line   For more information contact Tony Gardiner 416/483/5209


 Introduction of Weather for Recreational Boaters

NOT AVAILABLE FROM US AT THIS TIME
PLEASE GO TO THE CPS-ECP WEBSITE
FOR A COURSE OFFERING NEAR YOU
CPS Fundamentals of Weather course

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

Cost:   
Not Available here at this time.

The Weather course is presented by Joni Alexander, JN, who says of her experience:

" I've been sailing, mainly on Lake Ontario, for over 20 years and have been a CPS member since 1990. I have been teaching as a part-time occupation for over 30 years and teaching CPS courses-- Boating and Weather-- for about 5 years. My special interest is weather and the picture is me checking on the weather observation buoy located between Toronto and Niagara! "

 

Advanced Piloting

NOT AVAILABLE FROM US AT THIS TIME
PLEASE GO TO THE CPS-ECP WEBSITE FOR A COURSE OFFERING NEAR YOU

A minimum of 7 students are required to run this course. You will be notified within 2 weeks of start of course. 

http://www.cps-ecp.ca/Uploads/80498225133AP.jpgRecommended Prerequisite: Piloting or Seamanship

Knowledge of the basics of navigation and planning cruises on a maritime chart is just the start. Expand that knowledge by using a variety of electronic devices to chart your course and enable you to plan your course under tidal, current and windy conditions. By learning more about dead reckoning, fixes and running fixes you will have attained a high degree of proficiency in navigating through coastal waters.

In the CPS AP Course we cover GPS, Chart Plotters, Radar, SONAR, Autopilots and more.

Cost:     $ 150.00 Members





Junior Navigator

NOT AVAILABLE FROM US AT THIS TIME - PLEASE GO TO THE CPS-ECP WEBSITE FOR A COURSE OFFERING NEAR YOU

Call Peter Frost for more information 416/571/0038

 

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun.

 

JN

This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for the recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.

This course will be available through 'Go To Meeting' by Past Chief Commander Tony Gardiner with some in class instruction for clarification of the more difficult course information. Time and week night to be determined by class participants.

$175.00 Member
$200.00 Non-member

Registration On-Line

 


 

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