Welcome to the MyBoatCard.com® boating safety course. This course will provide you with the knowledge required to obtain a Canadian boating license (PCOC) and safely enjoy countless hours on the water.
There’s nothing better than getting out on the water for some sightseeing, waterskiing or fishing. Keeping everyone safe on the water is every boat operator’s responsibility. Most boating accidents can be avoided by paying attention and following the safe boating practices outlined in this course.
In the next few chapters, you will learn about safety on the water, boating terminology, required safety equipment and much more.
Stay safe and have fun enjoying the awesome Canadian waters from everyone at MyBoatCard.com®.
REMEMBER: The single most important thing you can do to prevent drowning while boating is to ensure everyone wears a lifejacketLIFEJACKET - is a flotation device that, although bulky, provides much more buoyancy than a PFD and is designed to turn an unconscious person face-up in the water. or personal flotation device (PFD)PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) - is a device designed to provide enough buoyancy to keep the wearer’s chin out of the water. It is not, however, a lifejacket, which is designed to turn an unconscious person face-up in the water. at all times.