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RADAR FOR BOATERS

By September 23, 2021No Comments

Offered online
Using Zoom, Power Point, and other electronic programs

October 25, November 1, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2021

Approximately 120-150 minutes per session

This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitations. Understand the available features and how they apply to your needs. Learn how to use your RADAR for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes. The course covers everything about RADAR from how and where to mount the antenna to how to use and interpret the displays.

For more information
contact Maurice Donn, Nanaimo Squadron Education Officer,

xpdonn@gmail.com or 250 668-6375
Cost—$162 for CPS members and $180 for non-CPS members

Instructor—Brian Cromp has held a number of CPS positions, and taught numerous courses, including Electronic Navigation, Electronic Charting, Radar for Pleasure Craft, and its replacement Radar for Boaters. In 2014 he was award- ed the ICOM Volunteer Electronic Instructor of the Year Award. In 2016-2017, with the assistance of CPS members Mike Patterson and John Davis, he rewrote the Radar for Pleasure Craft Course using Captain Kevin Monahan’s book “The Radar Book”. The development team received the District Commander’s Letter of Appreciation in 2017 for their efforts. This course now forms the Canadian standard for CPS in Canada. It is also used by USPS.

Brian has also been a volunteer member of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) since 2005, in which he has held numerous positions and taken many courses. He holds the Transport Canada’s SENL certification (Simulated Electronic Navigation – Limited). He also holds Transport Canada’s S.V.O.P. (Small Vessel Operator Proficiency) and MEDA3 (Marine Emergency Duties – Level A3). In 2018, he was awarded the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary’s National Exemplary Service Medal. It was created to honour the lifetime achievements of members whose contribution have been outstanding for the organization.

In March of 2005 he received, from the Lifesaving Society, the Silver Medal for Bravery resulting from his civilian participation in the rescue of two men from an overturned boat in Ladysmith harbour on March 4th, 2004. It was this rescue that culminated in his joining the then Coast Guard Auxiliary (now RCMSAR).