Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

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Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons/Escadrilles Canadiennes delaisance (CPS-ECP) rebrands to CanBoat/NautiSavoir

May, 2024

The new CPS-ECP brand features a new logo with a red maple leaf and a blue wave symbolic of boating lifestyle on our rivers, lakes, and oceans. The new name is shorter and identifiable to those interested in becoming part of our nation-wide boating family.
Our not-for-profit Canadian organization has been providing excellent education for recreational boaters for over 85 years. We have enjoyed many years as a major contributor to safe boating, while training over 800,000 boaters. Our goal is to continue being a leader in boating education and membership.

"After months of market research, it was clear we needed to modernize our focus. We are very respectful of our past journey which has given us the impetus to improve the direction of our future." Lise Blais, Chief Commander

During the roll out, CanBoat / NautiSavoir will be noticeably visible on our website, in our print publications, electronic media, trade shows and social media. The name will also dove-tail nicely with recent state of the art technical upgrades to our numerous boating courses.

"The objective of the new brand was to refresh our name and visual identity. We also felt the need to successfully appeal to younger boaters to take our courses, become members and to volunteer."Bruce Kelley, National Marketing Chair

"CanBoat / NautiSavoir will resonate with a clear illustration of who we are and what we offer. Belonging to this organization speaks to Canada, Boating and YOUR ability to boat-Yes you CanBoat!" Vanessa Schmidt, National Marketing and Graphics Manager

Peterborough CanBoat is Partnering with Paris Marine for
Women Making Waves 2024!
You can register today here

If you have signed up already for Women Making Waves.. please check out your resources page at the link on the left of this page

If you have not .... the tentative dates are July 6 and July 20 2024

Please sign up through Paris Marine directly

Speakers Series 2024

If you missed it see the Speakers Seminar here 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

Purchase Boating 2/3 Here

.......and if you are New To Boating!

Get Your Official Canadian Boating Licence today!

Get it online now!
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!
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.