COOPER BOATING news ~ latest information about boating in BC
Subject: Advanced Navigation!
(Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 01:54PM )
~Advanced Navigation Courses Coming Up~

A truly great navigator uses all the tools available to monitor where they are and where they are going.
Courses at this level focus on the different tools, and how to bring them together.
The format allows you to learn one piece at a time- and together they combine to a national certification.

1. Understanding Weather
Thursday October 2+Thursday October 9
2 evenings 6:30 to 9:30 for two consecutive Thursdays
Understand weather from a boaters’ perspective, with an emphasis on examining global
forces as they drive local conditions, as well as interpreting forecasts and weather maps
Dont let this be you!!

2. Electronic Charts
Saturday October 4
1 full day 9-5
Gain a basic understanding of different types of electronic charts, their features and limitaions,
and learn how to record waypoints and build a route

3. GPS
Sunday October 5
1 day 9-5
The understanding and operation of a GPS with emphasis on waypoint navigation

4. Understanding Radar
Wednesday October 15
1 evening 6:30 to 9:30 + 1 day practical the following Saturday (October 18) 9-5
Discover how to use radar to fix a position, track and identify targets and avoid collision

5. Advanced Passage Planning
Friday October 24
1 evening 6:30-9:30
Board following Friday until Sunday (October 31-November 2)
This on the water practical is the final component of the CYA Advanced Navigation Standard

The first four courses can be done with only Coastal Navigation as a prerequisite, however
to do the Advanced Passage Planning all other Advanced courses must be completed first.
After completion of all 5 modules, you will receive your CYA Advanced Navigation certification.

For more info visit
We hope to see you there!
Subject: 3 SPECTACULAR december events - including BEER IN THE BILGES
(Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 05:29PM by Colin Jackson)
we have 3 great events that each provide superb chances to think boating without actually going boating on the near horizon:

on DECEMBER 1, we have a preview of the new DUFOUR 45e "ALEGRIA" - come learn about the technical mumbo jumbo that makes this boat soooo special - and learn a little about the finer points of sailing at the same time ~ our advanced sail training courses for 2013 will set a new standard for fun & excitement afloat

on DECEMBER 7, we have a double feature - learn about the new CREW membership and how to join groups exploring BC & BEYOND by BOAT - and meet COOPER VETERAN INSTRUCTOR ALAN BOREHAM as he debuts his new book BEER IN THE BILGES 


3 great chances to get together with warm boating folks off season - we're open daily for your RSVP ~ and visit our EVENTS page for more fun ~ including trips that are actually on the water!

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