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Spring 2015 Boating Courses

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Spring 2015 Boating Courses
by Carol Gribling - Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:51 PM

The Saanich Peninsula Power and Sail Squadron will again be presenting two Boating courses in the new year at Parkland Secondary School. They present an ideal training opportunity for mature students to learn and qualify for safe boating in our local waters. They run from 7PM until 10 PM on Tuesday evenings and include some self study and practical exercises.

Classes will start with the Basic Boating Course on 13th of January, which concludes after three sessions with an exam that qualifies each candidate for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Subsequent training will follow up with a longer more in depth session of ten evenings for the Boating Essentials Course. It covers all necessary topics to safely plan and carry out safe navigation, anchoring and cruising in our local waters. They are fun and demonstrate the practical use of mathematics for determining how to get somewhere, how long it will take you to get there and how much fuel you will use.

Course costs are reduced for Parkland students. More information is available at the Saanich Peninsula Squadron website: or by self registering on the website. The registration for the first session will be at 6:45 on the 13th of January, 2015.