Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Of interest:

Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

CPS has a brand new website for a brand new year!
Check it out at www.cps-ecp.ca

While you're there,and if you are currently a CPS-ECP member, we need you to take just a few steps to register so we can stay in touch with you for renewals and other important information. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:

1. Go to
www.cps-ecp.ca
2. Click on the blue REGISTER button
3. Click on RETURNING USER
4. Answer the search questions - YOUR NAME MUST BE EXACTLY AS YOU ARE REGISTERED.
(If you need help to find out exactly how to register your nameplease contact Commander Nick at commander@peterboroughsafeboating.org)
5. Click on SEARCH. Be prepared to enter a minimum ten- character password.
6. Respond to the email confirming your email address address.
7. Go back to the website - Your user name is your email address and the password is the one you created.
8. You should now be on the members' site.

You can now update your profile by clicking on your name at the top right hand corner.

CPS-ECP & COVID 19

(update as of Last Friday March 13 2020) After the ExCom meeting last night, we are recommending that all face to face activities, classes, Squadron and District Meetings be postponed until at least mid April as the coronavirus / COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly. Our paramount concern is the health and well being of all our volunteers, their relatives and friends. We have postponed the Spring Education and Membership meetings as well as the April 4th Board of Directors meeting.

Many activities, sporting events and conferences have been cancelled or delayed and we recommend that this is the safest course of action in the current circumstances. ExCom will review this advice at the April 2nd meeting.

Peter Bolton, SN
Chief Commander - Commandant en chef
Chairman of the Board – President du Conseil
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance

So, in concert with our National Office the local Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron will be suspending our public activities for the time being.
We will continue to be busy planning for the upcoming boating season however!
We will update everyone on upcoming events here and on our social Media platforms for future activities.

The Floating Authority

Heres and interesting link for those wishing to get out under human propulsion and activities on the water www.floatingauthority.com


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


Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes November 2020


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!
Full Details

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.