Learn more than just the ropes with CPS-ECP
CPS-ECP offers courses on marine navigation, GPS, radar, boat and engine maintenance, weather and the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Instructors in your community help recreational boaters improve their boating safety knowledge and operational skills.
Boating 2: Beyond Boating Basics
The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills, but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. 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 checklist for lay-up and launch. Suggested prerequisite: Boating 1: Boating Basics (PCOC)
Boating 3: Introduction to Marine Navigation
The third course in our Boating series explores navigation further. You will learn how to plot and label on paper charts, what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, how to handle a boat under sail, your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught, depending on your interests. These include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations. Suggested prerequisite: Boating 2: Beyond Boating Basics
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