Chapter n°1

Welcome to the® 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®.

REMEMBER: The single most important thing you can do to prevent drowning while boating is to ensure everyone wears a lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) at all times.