ExpiredCPS Series: Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC)

Ages 12+  |  CPS Canadian Power Squadron

3 hours of presentations covering all you need to know to pass your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Exam, and includes an opportunity to sit and write the exam. Topics covered: laws and regulations pertaining to boat ownership and boating in Canadian waters; safety and distress signaling equipment needed on various pleasure craft; refueling safely; loading a small boat for stability; common “things that go wrong”, their prevention and tips for handling emergencies; collision regulations (rules for give-way and stand-on vessels); navigation basics and navigation aids; use of Charts and Tide Tables.

If you are wanting a study manual please see this link:

If participants don’t want a study manual, but plan on writing the Exam for the $50 fee, they need to register by email to the Gabriola CPS Education Officer: seo-gabriolaisland@cps-ecp.org

Participants wanting to review the course material, without writing the PCOC Exam may attend at no cost.

Sunday, April 21  |  1 – 5pm  Fee:  Free

More information can be found on the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron’s website: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/contact/squadron-locations/gabriola-island/course-information/

Drop-In is only available if space permitting; please register in advance below.

  • Sunday April 21, 2024
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



680 North Road, Gabriola, British Columbia, Canada, V0R 1X3

The Gabriola Recreation Society's office is located at north east end of the Gabriola Elementary School.

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