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Don Griffin, AP, National Educational Officer
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* A - Successfully completed 75% of the review assignments,
or
* B - Attended 75% of the classroom sessions
* Students who wish to obtain a grade designation must
pass the examination
* Students who wish to obtain an equivalency with another
organization must pass the examination.
A completion of a course will meet CPS-ECP criteria
for a prerequisite for the next course in a series of courses.
The Educational Department has been working on an
Online Study Guide for Maritime Radio to replace the
CD. It will be ready for implementation in September,
2017. Students will be given a login code to the CPS-ECP
Learning Management System and access to the system
that will allow them to learn about Distress, Urgency, Safety and routine calls. They will be able to practise formatting calls. The students will also be able to use the virtual
simulator to demonstrate Digital Selective Calling.
In addition to the Online Study Guide ICOM Canada
has developed a VHF Simulator in conjunction with the
Course Director for Maritime Radio using two radios.
This system comes in a Pelican case and can be purchased
through the National Office.
Carolyn Reid, the Chair of the Outreach Committee,
has written an article in this issue of Porthole that outlines
the methods in which some Squadrons are presenting their
courses this fall and winter in an attempt to accommodate
the varied lifestyles of our potential customers. Please review that article for more information.
If you have any questions please to do not hesitate to
contact me or any of the Assistant National Educational
Officers.

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hope that everyone had a good summer and is now getting ready to be back in the classroom for the fall session.
Your Educational Department has been busy leading up
to September preparing for the busy training season and
preparing for the Educational Department Webinar that is
scheduled for September 6th. I would like to take this opportunity to review some of the changes that were put into
place during the past year.
The first thing that was changed is to do with examinations:
* All multiple choice examinations are now open book exams.
This includes Boating 2 - Beyond the Basics, Boating 3 Introduction to Marine Navigation and Boating 4 - Near
Shore Navigation Level 1 (formerly Seamanship).
* If an examination includes any questions that are not multiple choice, then the entire exam is not a multiple choice
exam.
* The open book examinations have a time limit of 1 hour
and 30 minutes.
* Examinations that are received from the Federal Government are not open book exams. This includes the Pleasure
Craft Operator Card and the Maritime Radio examinations.
The second thing that was changed was to do with how
students can obtain credit for a course.
Previously the only way a student could obtain credit for
a course was to pass the examination. Now a student may
also complete a course. In order to complete the course
without writing the examination the student is required to
meet the following requirements:
* In the opinion of the instructor, have successfully
achieved the educational goals of the course, and, in addition, done one of parts A or B

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2017

Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
The Port Hole
Charter Destination: Antigua; A Beam Reach for Paradise
Sail Review: Elan GT5
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Crossing The Line: Boatonomics for 2018
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
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