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Mailing Address:
Lake St. Louis Squadron
c/o RStLYC
1350 Lakeshore Dr.
Dorval, QC
H9S 2E3
Tel: (514) 900-9761


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Lake St. Louis Squadron
c/o RStLYC
1350 Lakeshore Dr.
Dorval, QC
H9S 2E3



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Boating Basics
The Operator Card Course
Prerequisite: none

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency.

To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you need to write a test approved by Transport Canada. This handbook helps you and your family prepare for that test. All you need to know for your test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident in knowing that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

Once comfortable with the study material, you may challenge the PCOC exam. As an extra benefit, if you pass the exam offered by Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

Subjects Covered:

  • Boating and the Law

  • Know your boat

  • Equipping your boat

  • Safety awareness

  • Marine rules of the road

  • Canadian Aids to Navigation System

  • Trailering and transporting

  • Getting underway

  • Anchoring

  • Docking

  • Locks

  • Water-related activities

  • Preventative maintenance

  • Weather tips



Boating Basics



Boating Basics



Boating Basics







To Register for Courses,
Please Call: (514) 900-9761

Contact: Staff Training Officer


Classes are held at:
The Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club
1350 Lakeshore Drive
Dorval, Qc

The Lake St. Louis Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Power and Sail SquadronsThe Lake St. Louis Squadron is a unit of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons

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