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Our boating courses help you with

what you have to know:
  • Boating 1: PCOC (2 nights)
  • VHF Maritime Radio (2 nights)

what you should know:
  • Boating 2: Beyond the PCOC (5 weeks)
  • Boating 3: Intro to Navigation (6 weeks)
what you want to know:
  • Boat & Engine maintenance (11 weeks)
  • Weather for Boaters (7 weeks)
what you might like to know:
  • Boating 4: Seamanship (12 weeks)
  • Boating 5: Advanced Piloting (12 weeks)

"Welcome Aboard!"

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons are volunteer organizations dedicated to enhancing boating enjoyment and safety through training. The Halifax Squadron serves the Halifax, Bedford and St. Margaret's Bay areas of Nova Scotia, Canada.

News & Events

Courses: Update on courses starting 2017

Posted by Education Department on 2016-11-14 13:34:48 AST

- Boat & Engine Maintenance: NEW START DATE: Monday January 9. Register for BEM here. NB: Refresher rate available, too!

- The Sail Course: Starts Monday January 9. Register for the Sailing Course here. NB: Refresher rate available, too!

- RADAR for Pleasurecraft: Discover the many uses of RADAR and learn to use it on your computer before you need to on the water! The course starts Thursday February 16, 2017, and runs for 5 weeks. Register for the RADAR Course here

- - For new boaters: Introductory Boating courses start in February.... read more...

Courses: ROC(M) certification

Posted by Education Department on 2016-10-13 09:41:32 ADT

While course dates remain to be set, Halifax and surrounding area residents can still get the marine VHF radio certification through a self study option.


General: Boating with an iPad/iPhone

Posted by Admin on 2013-03-12 22:29:46 ADT

Here is a list of the apps and equipment discussed in the presentation given on January 30th, 2013. read more...

General: Phone & Tablet Apps

Posted by Admin on 2013-03-12 22:14:15 ADT

Check out this link from our US Squadron counterparts: Apps for Boaters. Lots of useful apps for your iPhone and Android devices. The link will remain in our Links and Tools section for future reference.

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