Training Seminars

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron Course


Have you ever wanted to charter a boat and experience sailing in other parts of the world?  Here’s your chance to learn about how to make this happen.


Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons will be presenting the following seminar.


SEMINAR:  Chartering a Boat

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Canadian Coat Guard Building, Southside Road

COST:  Free for CPS members; $5 for non-members

Space is limited.  Early registration is recommended.

Reception to follow.


Please register online at





At the RNYC we sail in Conception Bay and beyond where the water is very cold. In the unlikely event that we find ourselves immersed in it, there are things we should know before this happens. Of course, the ultimate concern is not to end up in the water, but if we do, there are things we can do to increase our chances of survival.

In the fall of 2011 there was a one day session of Cold Water Boot Camp given by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Thermophysiologist with the University of Manitoba. He has devoted his career to exploring the risks of cold water immersion and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the body’s response to cold. I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend this session and would like to share the knowledge gained with our club members. Rather than have me stand in front of you and lecture on the subject, I have included two links where all this material is available and professionally presented. Please take the time to view and digest the information contained in the presentations. It could save your life one day if you ever fall overboard.

It might shock you to know that a significant number of people perish only metres from help. Cold Water Shock can get you before drowning does.

Please have a look at these videos and work harder at not falling in. If you do, please make certain you are at least wearing a PFD.

Ted Laurentius

Safety Officer


Potential Further Training Seminars 2014/2015

 Ted Laurentius has agreed to arrange certain Training Seminars for R.N.Y.C. members but only if there is an adequate number of members interested in attending. Normally they will be held in the evenings, during the week at the Clubhouse and will last for approximately 3-4 hours.

The  potential seminars will be ;


  • Weather with Local Emphasis
  • Coastal Navigation with G.P.S.
  • Use of VHF radio Man Overboard

If any member is interested in any or all of these seminars please send an email to Jim Eastman at

The PCOC course for the Operator’s Card is available on demand and anyone can challenge the exam at any time by contacting the office.

Based on the number of responses from members, dates and times will be arranged and communicated through this web site, Spindrift and the Notice Board.

Please convey your interest to Jim in the office as soon as possible



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