Maritime Radio

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of        frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many  features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law! 

The Maritime Radio Course will be offered in the evening on November 7, 8 and 14,2022 at the Kinsman Hut. 5990 Indian Road, Duncan, BC

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you  get on a boat. In the   second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. There will an on-the-dock teaching session on a Saturday in addition to the  classes.

We are offering Boating 2 starting on 20 October 2022 for 6 consecutive Thursday evenings at the KINSMEN HUT.  5990 Indian Road, Duncan.


Would you like to learn more about boating?

  • safety,
  • navigation,
  • anchoring, or
  • radio?

Need to feel more confident about what to do in an emergency?

If so, let Nancy Dower know.  We can offer small group sessions via Zoom, by women, for women on topics that interest you.  Tell your friends—this offer is not limited to yacht club members.

If there is enough interest, we could offer full Boating Courses such as ROC-M, Boating 2 (Beyond the PCOC) and Boating 3 (Introduction to Navigation).

Contact Nancy Dower, Education Officer, at 250-710-2726 or