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


Payment Methods
For your convenience, we offer you two payment methods.

1. Use CPS system to register and pay for your course. Just click on the red botton "REGISTER NOW"

2. Cheque
Please mail your cheque, along with your name, telephone, email address and course name to the following mailing address:

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



Courses > Seamanship > Back

Seamanship (Piloting)
(recommended prerequisite: Boating Essentials Course)

The new full colour Seamanship Course builds on some of the techniques introduced in the Boating Course. This course replaces the Piloting course previously offered.

Seamanship uses traditional navigation, GPS fixes, Way Points, along with the introduction of Deviation, in the three homework cruises, and the examination take home cruises.

This course offers: interpretation of charts, the DR plot, bearings, fixes, running fixes, and Collision Regulations; and the exciting concept of plotting and labelling in True and Magnetic, adopted by the Training Department.

Seamanship, explains the skills needed to understand the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them.

When unforeseen circumstances arise such as man-overboard, and medical emergencies the seamanship course counsels the student, as to where and how to acquire the skills to deal with potentially life-threatening situations, and of course you can “learn the ropes”, from knots, hitches, bends, and splices.


1.0 Dead Reckoning and the Log
2.0 Marlinespike Seamanship
3.0 The Magnetic Compass
4.0 Fixed Aids to Navigation
5.0 Floating Aids to Navigation
6.0 Bearings and Fixes
7.0 Relative Bearings
8.0 Distance of an Object by two Relative Bearings
9.0 Collision Regulations
10.0 Tides and Currents
11.0 Weather
12.0 Wind, Waves and Current
13.0 Seamanship Skills for Adverse Weather
14.0 Buoyancy and Stability
15.0 Medical Emergencies
16.0 Emergencies at Sea
17.0 Anchors and Anchoring








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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