enjoy the water, learn to be a better boater!
From licensing courses to general interest, let’s learn together to make our waterways safe and enjoyable for everyone. Join our community or take a course!
Brave the waves like a professional
Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron tosses a line to you where we learn together, boat together and connect with the recreational boating community in Norfolk and Brant County. No matter what kind of boating you do, whether you’re a novice or an experienced boater who wants to learn more, we’ll teach you how to boat knowledgeably and safely!
For more than 70 years, Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron has been leading the way on the importance of boating safety education, and any member will tell you, an educated boater is a better, safer boater! The Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and many other topics!
Being a member of the Port Dover Squadron is bigger than boating. It’s about a friendship, memories, bettering the community and being a confident boater. Be a part of your local boating community and enjoy time on and off the water, even after the weekends and even when the temperature drops below zero.
be prepared, take a course
Whether you are a novice or experienced boater who wants to learn more, we’ll teach you how to boat safely and with knowledge.
Boating 1: Boating Basics
(Pleasure Craft Operator Card)
Maritime Radio and DSC
Boating 2: Beyond Boating Basics
Boating 3: Introduction to Marine Navigation
Boating 4: Near Shore Marine Navigation (Level 1)
Boating 5: Near Shore Marine Navigation (Level 2)
Boating 6: Off Shore Marine Navigation (Level 1)
Boating 7: Off Shore Marine Navigation (Level 2)
Every day, people are discovering that even a bad day on the water is way better than a good day anywhere else. So it’s important we all work together to keep each other safe while we’re having the time of our lives. We have a full library of articles that will help you become a better boater and we encourage you to share them in your network so other’s can learn.