Learn more about boating with CPS Boating Course in Bridgewater this winter

CPS logo.

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons is a non-profit organization that has been connecting boaters for 70 years and continues to play a major role in Canadian boating culture.

This winter, our local Bluenose Squadron of CPS is offering the CPS Boating Course in Bridgewater. (Other squadrons across Canada will be offering this course and others. If you’re interested you can find out about them on the CPS website.)

The Boating Course goes far beyond the requirements for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and is a prerequisite for more advanced courses offered by CPS.

Dinghies at dock
Dinghy dock at LaHave Yacht Club

It provides in-depth boat operation and safety training with 30+ hours of classroom instruction. As well, students will be exposed to the challenge of plotting and navigation, essential skills required for boating along our coastline.

Best of all, you interact and make new friends with fellow boaters while taking part in Canada’s premier boating course.

Testing for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is included at no extra charge if you still need it.

Whether you are interested in powerboats, sailing vessels or kayaks, this introductory Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) course is for you – and for your family members and boating friends.

Location: Sobeys Bridgewater Community Room
Dates: Monday evenings, Oct 25-Dec 13, Jan 10-Feb 14
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $190.00 includes full Student Kit.  Only $85.00 for another family member who can
share some of the training materials.
Main instructor: Frank Edison.
CPS (Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons) instructors volunteer their services.

To Register,

Please call or e-mail:

Bridgewater Parks, Rec. & Culture,
Phone: (902) 543-2274, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Payment can be made by Visa/MC over the phone: (902) 543-2274, or by cheque mailed to:

Bridgewater Parks, Rec. & Culture,
62 Pleasant St,
Bridgewater NS B4V 1N1.

CPS National Website
Bluenose Squadron Website