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Volunteers Teaching Safe Boating!

Sarnia is located in Ontario, Canada on the border with the United States and across the Bluewater Bridge from Port Huron, Michigan.  Members of Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron boat out of the communities of Brights Grove, Camlachie, Corunna, Forest, Grand Bend, Mooretown, Petrolia, Point Edward, Port Franks, Sarnia, Wyoming, Strathroy and much of Lambton County.  Whether powerboat, sailboat, personal watercraft, jet boat or paddler, Sarnia Squadron Members are often found boating on Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair as well as the Detroit River and St. Clair River.  Others cruise to the North Channel, Georgian Bay, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Lake Ontario.  Local marine facilities to Sarnia include: Bridgeview Yachting Centre, Sarnia Bay Marina, Sarnia Yacht Club and Lake Huron Yachts.

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Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Challenge

On occasion, Sarnia Squadron offers the opportunity to challenge the exam to receive your PCOC.  The challenges usually occur at local boat and fishing shows or other special events.

Sarnia Squadron recommends that everyone takes a boating course or seminar to gain additional boating safety knowledge prior to taking the exam.  Your increased knowledge will assist with the exam and provide a better experience while boating.

For more information contact: Squadron Officers.


All operators of motorized boats require their Card.

These requirements apply in areas outside the Northwest and Nunavut Territories at this time.

Note to our American friends: Also applies to non-residents of Canada and whose pleasure craft is in Canada more than 45 consecutive days.  Operator card or equivalent issued to a non-resident by their state or country will be considered as proof of competency.


  1. Persons under 12 years of age who are not directly supervised shall not operate a boat with an engine larger than 10 hp (7.5 KW)**

  2. Persons between 12 and 16 years of age and not directly supervised shall not operate a boat with an engine larger than 40 hp (30 KW)**

  3. Persons under 16 years of age shall not operate a PWC (Personal Watercraft)

** Directly supervised means accompanied and directly supervised by a person 16 years of age or older.



Sarnia Power & Sail Squadron is a unit of

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons - Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance

national web site: www.cps-ecp.ca

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