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ONLINE COURSE INSTRUCTION: WE'VE
COME A LONG WAY INDEED
- BY BRIAN REIS, DEO, GEORGIAN TRENT DISTRICT AND SEO, OWEN SOUND SQUADRON

Wendy and I joined Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons in then visited the Kitchener Squadron weekly for its 'Junior
1977, just a year after our hometown Stratford Squadron Navigator' course.
had been formed by a small group of local boating enthuIn 1989, Wendy and I retired to the Bruce Peninsula and
siasts.
joined the Owen Sound Squadron. Shortly after, I was back
If you were a boater in those days, belonging to Canadian in front of a class of 'Boating' students. For a few years, we
Power Squadrons, as it was known then, was considered an used the Wiarton Airport as a satellite instruction centre in
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%RDWLQJ,Q&DQDGDDWHUULˋFERRNWKDWZRXOGEHDVUHOHYDQW students in Owen Sound and 14 in Wiarton for a nice total
today as it was then if a chapter on electronic navigation of thirty-seven students. However, change was in the air,
and not long after, we were starting to see student regisaids was added.
trations slip a bit.
In addition, many instructors would make reference to
Chapman's Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Han- The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) had been introGOLQJ*36ZDVXQNQRZQWKHQEXW/RUDQ&ZDVVWDUWLQJWR duced and as far as many new boaters were concerned,
come into use as a navigation aid for recreational boating. WKH3&2&VDWLVˋHGWKHLUQHHGV&RPSXWHUVZHUHˋQGLQJ
However, for the most part, dead reckoning, supported by their way into most homes, and portable tablets and smartFRPSDVVEHDULQJVWRˋ[DSRVLWLRQZDVWKHRUGHURIWKHGD\ phones were becoming everybody's standard equipment.
To no one's surprise, a study commissioned by CPS-ECP
Even for a small but very active start-up squadron like indicated that younger people had found a quicker, easier
Stratford, we were averaging 12 to 15 enthusiastic stu- way to get knowledge without having to sit in a classroom
dents in the 'Boating' class in those early days. Everybody for 10 weeks or so. So, led by then NEO Carolyn Reid, CPSenjoyed the course and looked forward to those once-a- ECP launched itself into the world of online course delivery
week get-togethers in class with fellow boaters. I started
instructing in 1978, and was still taking courses myself, so VOiP or Voice Over Internet Protocol, a system that prowithin a short time I had passed 'Advanced Piloting' and vides voice communication via the Internet, was developed

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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
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