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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: ROC(M) certification

Posted by Education Department on 2018-04-10 06:41:32 ADT

An ROC-M course is scheduled for June 1 and 3. Details coming soon. Please check back.


Courses: Courses update

Posted by Education Department on 2018-04-09 12:07:44 ADT

Radar for Boaters begins April 18. Spaces are still available.
To register, go to our Halifax Squadron Calendar. Scroll to the course and sign up at by clicking on the title. Or, to reserve your spot and pay at the first class, contact the Squadron Education Officer.


Courses: 2017-18 Graduation and AGM

Posted by Education Department on 2018-04-08 10:00:46 ADT

The 2018 AGM and Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Details forthcoming (but please mark your calendar and plan to attend)


General: Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day

Posted by Education Department on 2018-04-07 11:49:57 ADT

The Halifax and Alderney Squadrons and North Sails Yacht Shop, are hosting the Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day on June 9th, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Click on the link for details....


General: Notice of recall of Kidde Fire extinguishers

Posted by Education Department on 2017-11-13 10:37:53 AST

CPS-ECP has been alerted to the notice of recall of Kidde Fire extinguishers. Full details are available on the websites:
- Canadian Recall (http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65014r-eng.php)
- US Recall (http://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1337)


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