• Radio Operators Course - Jan 2019 Open or Close

    This course offered by Oak Bay Power and Sail Squadron includes the book and CD which covers the new Digital Selective calling and will prepare you to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

    To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques.

    Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio.

    Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

    Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, (Discovery Room)

    When : Over 3 nights at 7:00 pm, Monday Jan 14, 21 and 28, 2019

    Total Cost:  $95.00

    Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .  COURSE IS NOW FULL

  • Boating Basics (includes PCOC) Course - May 2019 Open or Close

    Anyone operating any type of recreational powered watercraft is now legally required to show proof of competency. This requirement includes powerboat owners, sail boat owners with an auxiliary engine, dinghy owners, personal watercraft owners and also applies to your spouse, partners, friends, or guests who take the helm of your boat or jet ski. Fines for non-compliance are now applicable.


    Oak Bay Squadron's Boating Basics course will prepare you for the Personal Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC) examination. It is accredited by Transport Canada.
    The course includes:
     - Equipping your boat
     - Safety Awareness
     - Marine 'Rules of the Road'
     - Canadian Aids to Navigation Systems
     - Trailering/Transporting
     - Getting Underway
     - Anchoring
     - Docking
     - Being Weather Wise
     - Trip Planning
     - PCOC Examination

    Crossing the Border? This Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 'Boating Basics' course is the only one for obtaining a PCOC that is recognized and approved by the US National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the US Coast Guard.

    Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road (Discovery Room) 

    When : Over 3 nights at 7:00 pm, Thursdays May 16, 23 and 30, 2019

    Total Cost:  $90.00

    Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108   oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .



Topic:  Outboard motors, instructed by Casey from Mercury Service Centre, Victoria

Where: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Discovery Room

When:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Total Cost:  $10 non-members, free for squadron members

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com .


  • Boating 3 - Intro to Navigation - October 2018 Open or Close

    During this course you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as 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 the PCOC (Recommended)

    Date:  Thursday nights, October 25 to November 29, 2018

    Where: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road (Discovery Room)

    When: Over 6 consecutive nights at 7:00 pm

    Total Cost:  $160.00

    Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108  oakbaysquadron@hotmail.com or register online .



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