Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

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Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

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.

Speakers Series 2024

Cold Water Immersion

If you missed it see the Speakers Seminar hear Cold Water Immersion


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

Boating 2 and 3 Beyond the Basics -Combined Online

Boating 2-3 Combined - ONLINE with Weekly Meetings

Suggested Prerequisite Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
Basic Navigation and Boat Handling - Combined (B2/B3)
This course includes sections covering basic navigation skills (using a compass, reading and interpreting nautical charts, using chartplotter, smartphone or tablet and manual navigation skills needed to navigate safely including locate a position (i.e., identify latitude and longitude coordinates), set direction and measure distance. This course includes practice cruises using your navigation device and manual navigation skills. Safety topics include understanding how to use navigation aids - buoy system, legal responsibilities, selecting and using lines and knots, anchoring, docking, the impact of weather on boater safety, electrical hazards, collision avoidance rules, using tide and current tables, and other related topics. Each section includes course notes, instructional video, knowledge checks skill testing quizzes and exercises, and links to supplementary resources. An optional final multiple choice exam is also available.
Next Course Jan 2025

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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

Commander Nick was on Global News recently (August 2020) talking about online CPS-ECP course offerings

Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes May 24

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.