How To Welcome Guest Boaters with Professional VHF Communication

April 4, 2023

The Guest Boater is likely to call the marina on their VHF radio using Channel 68/66A. The station used depends on where the marina/yacht club is in Canada. To relay navigation information to boater’s enroute for mooring or refueling, it would be helpful for marina staffers to have step-by-step sailing instructions close to their VHF radio. For your staff to effectively communicate this information they are required by law to have a valid VHF Maritime Radio Certificate.

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers an online VHF Maritime Radio Course that covers everything your staff will need:

  • How to make routine calls
  • How to make and respond to mayday calls
  • Voice procedures
  • Channel selection
  • Procedural words
  • Phonetic alphabet
  • How to make emergency calls using DSC

Upon successful completion of this course and exam your staff will receive their Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, everyone needs this certification. It’s the law!

Register for a self-study course today: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/course-calendar/?cps_show_course_details_id=204

Cost: $125. Tax free.

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