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2019
January 2019

Radio Operators Course  ::  Educational Opportunities


Radio Operators Course

This course offered by Oak Bay Power and Sail Squadron includes the book and CD which covers the new Digital Selective calling and will prepare you to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques.

Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio.

Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, (Discovery Room)

When : Mondays, Jan 14, 21 and 28, 2019 at 7pm (3 classes)

Total Cost:  $95.00

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108 or  or register online by clicking here.

Marine Electronics: Personal Observations, Experiences and Opinions  ::  Educational Opportunities


RVYC Monthly Presentation Series

Marine Electronics: Personal Observations, Experiences and Opinions by Roger C. Palmer

An educational event for members and their guests in the Main Lounge - registration not required. 


The event was video-recorded, and is now available for viewing  at: https://youtu.be/LRQfRjjKmSI


Our presenter this evening is Roger Palmer, who has belonged to RVYC for 25 years. 

Roger has extensive boating experience: power, sail, racing, cruising, coastal, inland, and offshore.  He is an electronic engineer, and has worked at (or founded) several "high tech" companies.

Roger has been designing, using, or specifying marine electronics for almost 60 years, and he has monitored developments in the industry for much of its existence.

Tonight's presentation will follow Roger's involvement in the field from the late 50's, and will focus on equipment that he has installed and used on his various boats over the years up to the present day. He promises to include lots of personal opinions as he tells the story!


 Marine Electronics


 

CPR Training Course - CANCELLED  ::  Educational Opportunities


Please note the CPR 'C' Course on January 19 has been cancelled.

We hope to schedule another course soon - dates pending. 


CPR 'C' Course: this hands-on course covers prevention, recognition and treatment of heart attack, angina, and stroke.

Participants will also review emergency scene management, recognition, and treatment for conscious and unconscious choking emergencies, adult/child/infant CPR, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.


Learn the latest recommendations for CPR and resuscitation on Saturday, January 19. 0830 -13:00. 

$55 per person.

Radio Operators Course  ::  Educational Opportunities


Radio Operators Course

This course offered by Oak Bay Power and Sail Squadron includes the book and CD which covers the new Digital Selective calling and will prepare you to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques.

Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio.

Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, (Discovery Room)

When : Mondays, Jan 14, 21 and 28, 2019 at 7pm (3 classes)

Total Cost:  $95.00

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108 or  or register online by clicking here.

Radio Operators Course  ::  Educational Opportunities


Radio Operators Course

This course offered by Oak Bay Power and Sail Squadron includes the book and CD which covers the new Digital Selective calling and will prepare you to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law! The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques.

Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio.

Where : Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, (Discovery Room)

When : Mondays, Jan 14, 21 and 28, 2019 at 7pm (3 classes)

Total Cost:  $95.00

Information or Registration : Alex Kerr, 250-294-4108 or  or register online by clicking here.

February 2019

Racing Rules with Mike Turner - Basic  ::  Educational Opportunities


Racing Rules (Basic) presented by Mike Turner

An educational event for members and their guests - registration not required. 

Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30pm in the Main Lounge.

racing rules basic


 

Racing Rules with Mike Turner - Advanced  ::  Educational Opportunities


Racing Rules (Advanced) presented by Mike Turner

An educational event for members and their guests - registration not required. 

Thursday, February 21 at 7pm in the Main Lounge.

racing rules advanced


 

March 2019

Tools and Techniques of Yacht Repair and Maintenance  ::  Educational Opportunities

Tools and Techniques of Yacht Repair and Maintenance presented by Chris Sturrock

An educational event for members and their guests - registration not required.

Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm in the Main Lounge.

Chris Sturrock has been member of the Club since 2005 and has extensive experience in yacht repair and maintenance. This talk we be focused on teaching boaters how to conduct their own repairs and orient them to the most useful tools. Topics covered will be based on audience interest and may include:

  • Advantages of doing your own maintenance
  • Strategies for tackling difficult problems and projects
  • Being resourceful and using what you have to fix a problem
  • Preventative maintenance - five things that most commonly fail on a typical sailboat/powerboat propulsion system
  • Tools and techniques for removing frozen and or difficult to access screws and bolts including rusted bolts, stainless steel, stainless bolts embedded into aluminum
  • Tools and techniques for accessing and removing and installing hoses (water, sewer, exhaust, drain)
  • Inexpensive specialised tools that I have acquired for specific jobs over 25 years that have helped a great deal
  • Cordless power tool technology: brushless vs traditional – reviews and recommendations

Fire on Board - Educational Talk  ::  Educational Opportunities


Fire on Board presented by Jim Steele

An educational event for members and their guests - registration not required. 

Thursday, March 14 at 7pm in the Main Lounge.

Fire on Board


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

James Steele has been a member of RVYC since 2017, having been a member of CFSA for the previous 27 years.

Upon his retirement as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, James obtained his Transport Canada Master Mariner certificate and worked for BC Ferries for 7 years in the Fleet and as Manager, Marine Safety and Operational Training. He later joined a group delivering marine safety training to the operators of small commercial vessels both on the BC Coast and across Western Canada and the Arctic.  

 Currently, he delivers various marine training courses at Camosun College as well as a Pilot Preparation Course for the Pacific Pilotage Authority. 

He and his wife have a CAL 34 which is their "getaway" in the summer months.


TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire classification
  • Fire prevention on board
  • Fire suppression methods
  • Fixed and portable systems
  • Portable extinguisher types and capabilities
  • Application methods
  • Importance of "overhauling"
  • Personal safety

 

Boat Safety - A Swiftsure Presentation  ::  Educational Opportunities

CCMC Swiftsure 2019 Tech Night Poster 2.3