Welcome to
Bay of Quinte Squadron

About Us

Love boating?

CPS-ECP Bay of Quinte Squadron has been sharing boating knowledge in the Belleville area since 1954.

We are one of over 150 squadrons across Canada that belong to the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP).  One of the largest volunteer organizations in Canada.


Boaters always have stories to share - whether you've been on the water 30 days or 30 years, we learn from each other.

Boating Courses

From the PCOC (boating license) to formal classroom training - we are the only organization to offer courses intended to bring you back to port safely every time.

More About Us

The Bridge

We are a group of volunteers committed 

to helping others learn to boat safely. 

Find out more

Our Courses

Check here to see what courses 

are coming soon!


The Yardarm is produced 3 times a year.- Spring, Summer & Winter.


Membership supports our education programs - offering affordable training with volunteers who have years of boating experience.  We also have a bit of fun while learning from each other.

Available Courses

What you Need to Know

Boating 1: PCOC (3 nights) 

$50 (+ $15 book optional)

Session 1: February 9,10

Session 2:   March 30, 31

VHF Maritime Radio (2 nights)

$100 (Member) 

$120 (Non-Member)

 May 7,8,9

What you Should Know

  • Boating 2: Beyond the PCOC (6 weeks) 
  • Boating 3: Intro to Navigation (6 weeks)

What you Want to Know

Boat & Engine Maintenance (12 weeks) 

$160 (Member)

$205 (Non-Member)

starting Tuesday, November 6

Fundamentals of Weather (7 weeks)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Where we meet...

  Weekly classes are held  one night/week and usually start at 7 pm.  Classes are held at Loyalist College  in the Pioneer Building

What you Might Like to Know


Available online at www.boatingcourses.ca

In person at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club

Information Night - coming in September

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Course Registration

Online registration is available through boatingcourses.ca 

We also host registration nights in September & January

or Contact Us!

CPS-ECP Bay of Quinte



You can usually find us at the 

Bay of Quinte Yacht Club 

3rd Thursday of the month

7 - 9 pm

September - May

The Bridge

Bay of   Quinte Squadron Bridge 2018-19         


Commander  Jill Raycroft

Executive Officer   Nicholas O'Reilly

     Administrative Officer   Nicholas O'Reilly    

Secretary   Peggy Sykes

Educational Officer   Lance Bryson    

Membership, Social and Regalia  Officer   Rebecca O'Reilly      

Public Relations Officer   P/Cdr. Jim Bell S     

Financial Officer   Barry Raycroft     

MAREP/AEO   John Bowlby     

RVCC/AEO   Lance Bryson S     

Editor/Publications Officer   Rebecca O'Reilly

Communications/Webmaster   Jill Raycroft     

Officer at Large   Terri Maracle

Asst. Webmaster   Bernie Wilcox     

Past Commander   Donny Maracle CN