We are… the White Rock Power and Sail Squadron, a not-for-profit organization formed in 1961 and one of 21 squadrons of the Pacific Mainland District of the national Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) organization. CPS is a Canadian registered non-profit organization of boating enthusiasts with approximately 26,000 members in 159 squadrons located across Canada. CPS celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013.

We are students… who want to learn more about boating. CPS and White Rock Power & Sail Squadron don't just stop with the introductory courses. We offer classroom courses in more advanced navigation, weather, marine electronic navigation, marine maintenance, sailing, radar, and more. See our Course Descriptions page for more information.

We are boaters… (past, present and future) who enjoy navigating the coastal and inland waterways of British Columbia and Washington State in many different kinds of vessels: power; sail; canoe; kayak; fishing.

We are educators… who are trained and certified to teach all CPS boating courses using modern teaching methods. The CPS Boating (or Boating Essentials) course, often called the "Power Squadron Course" by boaters, has long been the "gold standard" in boating education. White Rock Squadron offers a complete slate of CPS courses during Fall and Spring semesters each year and our student manuals are current and easy to understand. See our Scheduled Courses page for our currently scheduled courses.

We are volunteers… - experienced boaters - who do all of the work in many ways, depending upon our skills and time available. We organize educational evenings throughout the year to provide information on topics of interest to boaters; teach and proctor classroom courses; arrange fun and varied social events; and sit on ‘The Bridge’ as executive officers. White Rock Squadron is self funded; we receive no money from any level of government. Our volunteers are boaters who are giving back to the boating community to help improve boating, and boating safety.

We are members… who put our classroom learning to use in one of several White Rock Squadron Cruises scheduled each summer, enjoying the company of fellow boaters both novice and experienced. Our members also contribute to the safety of our waterways by being vigilant in reporting changes to charted waterways, under the Marine Reporting (MAREP) program, as well as in reporting navigational hazards and problems with the Aids to Navigation which are maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard.

We are all of the above… who enjoy safe boating and sharing our boating knowledge with our community!

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