The Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card

9 year old operating outboard engine

Many Canadians are rushing to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) before boating season starts in earnest. Since September 2009, anyone operating a motorized vessel (including a sailboat with auxiliary engine, or dinghy with motor) in Canada needs to … Continue reading

SV Concordia Crew’s Rescue Made Possible by Safety Procedures and Emergency Equipment

Hooray for the crew of Class Afloat‘s SV Concordia who had the safety equipment and knew what to do when their ship went down off the coast of Brazil on Wednesday. Even without knowing all the facts, it is obvious … Continue reading