Boating Resources

At the Port Dover Yacht Club, we encourage safe boating practices and educated navigation of Lake Erie.

Safe Boating on Lake Erie

Lake Erie's calm shallow waters can get very rough, very quickly. Frequent weather changes make marine weather reports very much an educated guess. We advise caution with these forecasts and to pay close attention to VHF radio. We strongly urge that you review nautical charts when navigating in Lake Erie waters as there are an abundance of shallow reefs and sandbars.

Boating Courses & Resources

PDYC Sailing School
Take Sail Canada-certified programs, for all ages and ability levels.
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Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron
Improve your boating safety, vessel handling and navigation skills through this non-profit organization. Most courses are held in Simcoe during the off season.
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Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Everyone who operates a power-driven boat needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Join the PDYC and be among friends learning the sport of yachting on Lake Erie in a fun and rewarding yacht club experience.

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