Classroom

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ROC Maritime VHF Radio with DSC course

  • Certificate of Competence required to operate a VHF radio
  • Includes Digital Selective Calling
  • There are significant fines if you are found using a VHF or marine radio  without your card
  • Each person on the boat who will use the radio needs their own card
  • Learn the Phonetic alphabet
  • Understanding this technology and how to operate it can, in some circumstances, mean the difference between life and death

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Marine Weather Advanced

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Coastal Navigation Standard



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Marine Weather Basic

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Marine Weather Intermediate

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Basic Coastal Navigation

  • Learn how to read charts
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Fix your position without the aid of Electronics
  • Understand Canadian Aids to Navigation System
  • Plot a course and know your ETA
  • Introduction to GPS
  • Recommended in order to apply the skills to be successful at the Intermediate Cruising level 
  • Builds confidence

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Basic Cruising Theory - Classroom

This is one of the entry level courses in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions. Basic boating skills are developed under sail and power with a focus on operation of the vessel as both crew and skipper. Individuals with minimal practical on water experience should consider completing the Start Keelboat Sailing standard before attending for this training.

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Basic Cruising Theory - Online

  • The course will be distributed via online files to be completed by the student with a weekly review with an instructor via phone or Skype conversation
  • Course reviews are on 3 Tuesday's in May, followed by an in-person exam at the Cooks Bay Marina clubhouse
  • Online is included in our Basic Cruising or Live-Aboard On Water courses. If you are not taking on of our Basic Cruising or Live-Aboard On Water courses, your fee will be $120.00 for course and material.

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Start Keel Boat Sailing Theory - Online

  • The course will be distributed via online files to be completed by the student with a review with an instructor via phone or Skype conversation prior to your On Water course.
  • Dates: Review will take place on the Tuesday prior t your course start date which is normally a Friday evening start date.
  • Exam: Open book exam which will be given to student on Friday evening and to complete by Sunday course. 
  • Fee: Start Keel Boat Sailing Theory (Online) and Exam fees are included in all of the Start Keel Boat Sailing courses.

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