Brockville Squadron


Brockville Squadron
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

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Brockville Squadron works closely with Kingston and Ottawa Squadrons to deliver most of our boating courses. Experienced instructors and tutors from all three squadrons work together as a team. This ensures we can offer a range of topics presented from a variety of perspectives.

Most of our courses are delivered in a blended format combining self-study, weekly webinars, and individual tutoring. Our interactive learning platform allows 24/7 access to written notes, videos, useful articles, review questions and much more. You can study in the comfort of home on your own time, and receive one-on-one assistance as needed.


Near Shore Navigation Level 1 – Online with Weekly Webinars

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help? Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat? Build your confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking this course (formerly called Boating 4 or Seamanship). You will learn how to cope with these situations as well as many other aspects of boating, such as advanced dead reckoning, knots & splices, coping with adverse weather, and tides & currents.

Brockville Squadron is hosting this course with instructors provided by all Rideau squadrons. It starts on January 9th. For more information and to register for the course, click here.

Practical Weather for Boaters – Online

This course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgement in “reading” the sky and water for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. This is a blended course with material available 24/7 online, and weekly virtual meetings with an instructor.

Ottawa Squadron is hosting this course with tutors from Brockville and Kingston also participating. It starts on January 25th. For more information and to register, here.

Maritime Radio

Learn how to operate a marine VHF radio, including a radio equipped with Digital Selective Calling (DSC). After successfully completing the course, you will receive a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime), which is required by law for anyone operating a marine VHF radio.

The self-study version of the course allows you to proceed at your own pace on our interactive learning platform. The modules include many video demonstrations on how to use a VHF radio. You contact the Squadron Education Officer when you are ready to take the exam, either virtually or in-person if you live in the Brockville area. You can register for the self-study course offered by Brockville Squadron by going to this link on the CPS-ECP course calendar.

Local groups wishing to take the classroom version of the course should contact David Allester to make arrangements.


Most courses offered by CPS-ECP Squadrons across the country are now available either entirely online or via a blended format as described above. This means you are not restricted to taking only courses offered by your local Squadron. To view all the available Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons courses, go to the Course Calendar. Or contact our education officer David Allester for more information.

-first posted,: 2002-05-11
-updated: 2023-12-04