Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation

The third course in our series explores navigation further as 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

5-6 weeks one evening per week

See course table of contents.

Introduction to Navigation
865 Hugel Ave
Midland, ON L4R 1X8

Course Date

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm


You have successfully completed Boating 2 - Beyond PCOC and are considering cruising the Great lakes, but want to do it safely, with confidence. Boating 3 will fill the bill!

In this 5 week (2 hr / wk) classroom course, your CPS-ECP instructors will take you that extra step and guide you through the basic principles of Navigation using traditional methods.  All materials supplied.

These principles : Correcting "Compass" readings to "True" to reference on your Marine Chart : Introduction to Plotting and Labeling your Course on your Marine Chart.: Working with Paper Charts : Practice Cruises to combine your previous knowledge with that learned in Boating 3 : Add many safety based knowledge points to improve your confidence level.( environmental considerations, Skipper's responsibilities, electrical hazards, trip plans and VHF Radio Logs. 

Happy Boating! 

For infromation contact Noel Campbell: