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Boating: Canadian Power and Sail (REC 1801)

Have you ever gone fishing on one of the big lakes in Northern Saskatchewan and found yourself unsure of how to get home? Or have you wanted to vacation on a self-piloted yacht in the Tropics? If so, this course will fulfil your needs. It covers characteristics of boats; licensing and registrations; mandatory equipment; optional equipment; the magnetic compass; preparing to launch; ropes, lines and knots; handling under power and sail; weather; skipper’s responsibilities; collision regulations; Canadian aids to navigation; global positioning; navigation; exercise in conning; plotting; labelling; cruising single handed; anchoring; emergencies; and check lists for lay-up. This is an Accredited Canadian Coast Guard Course that exceeds the requirement for Pleasure Craft Operators Card. Instructors are members of the Saskatchewan Power and Sail Squadron.
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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.