Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

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Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

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Current Boating Education Opportunities Locally

Face-to-face classes and meetings are now permitted, however we will be providing Virtual Classrooms for our upcoming courses in Peterborough.

We are updating the health and safety measures for all of our volunteers, students and staff of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. As the number of vaccinated Canadians is increasing, hospital admissions are decreasing and Provinces and Municipal Authorities are easing pandemic restrictions we are now permitting Face-to-Face classes and meetings. These are subject to the CPS-ECP protocols here. Federal, Provincial, and Local regulations take precedence over CPS-ECP protocols. Online courses that have sustained CPS-ECP for the last year or more are still available.



In class here for our next offering!
Approximately 12 week course
Generally held Tuesday nightswhen in session for 1 hour

Boating 2
The PCOC made sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it?s just the beginning of what you should know on the water. 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.

Boating 3 Introduction to Marine Navigation
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; including tides and currents.
Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

If you would like to join us, follow the registration process on the CPS-ECP website.
Remember that the course is "Online" and hosted by "Peterborough" these are key words to locate and contact to our course.
Marine Radio

Does everyone on board know how to call for help? Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.To operate a Marine Radio, it is required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate

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The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved and valid in the United States of America

All of these Courses are found here on our Course Calendar

Upcoming Speaker Series April 25 2022

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Cowan Insurance:
The Cowan Insurance Group is a long time partner of CPS-ECP. A representative from Cowan Insurance recently present the benefits and discounts available to CPS-ECP members

See the other benefits of Cowan Insurance here Cowan Insurance Benifits

See our previous presentation "Spring Commissioning" here

Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes
June 2023

Check out our photos from our winter activities

2.7 million Canadian fire extinguishers are being recalled for being defective. Be sure to check the fire extinguishers on your boat(s) and elsewhere to see if they are safe or need to be returned. Further information at the Peterborough Examiner and on CBC Business News (this link includes photos).

CPS-ECP RegaliaCPS-ECP and Peterborough Burgee logowear is now available through the URStore!
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Dowload and print our new brochure and the pass the word by giving it to friends or family who might be interested in our programs!

New Benefits for CPS-ECP Members from Cowan Insurance and Fugawi

Did you know about the CPS-ECP YouTube resource? Visit and view videos that will give you all kinds of boating tips and information on topics such as winterizing your boat, towing a boat, distress signalling, navigation, life jacket safety, docking and more. Explore the Videos

There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details

Do you realize you can saving money on your boat insurance every year? This can be done by taking our boating course and presenting your CPS-ECP Boating Certificate to your local insurance agent. Go to our national website for this and other great ongoing membership benifits.

Don�t get caught without your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and having to pay the $250.00 fine. Get your card from CPS-ECP in the classroom or online. The CPS-ECP PCOC course is approved by Transport Canada and is the only card in Canada approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

Get Started Now with the online PCOC course from CPS-ECP

We offer a full range of other courses to help you become a better and safer boater, and to better enjoy your boating experience. To enquire or to register for courses online submit your request or contact Jim Lee at 705.652.1206 or by .

RVCC - Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check - Have you ever wondered whether or not your boat is properly equipped? When you see the marine detachment approaching do you get a sinking feeling (no pun intended) in the pit of your stomach? Even the most experienced boaters have some difficulty keeping up with the requirements outlined by Transport Canada. Well we have the solution for you! More Information

We always need to update our Membership Information. Please help us out if you have moved, purchased a new boat, sold your current boat, or changed your email address. You can change your information using our online form, downloading our printable form to mail or send as an email attachment, or by contacting our .

If you are interested in more information on membership in CPS-ECP visit the CPS-ECP National Website.

News Alert: Flare Disposal: Boaters can now dispose of old marine flares by taking them to:
OPP Constable Syvret
453 Lansdowne Street East
(705) 742-0401
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can also take them to this location during other hours and the officer at the front desk will take them and keep them for Constable Syvret.