Waterski & Wakeboard Canada Team Up with BOATERexam.com®
Ottawa, ON - Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is pleased to announce
that they have teamed with BOATERexam.com® to help promote boating
safety in towed water sports.
BOATERexam.com® is a Transport Canada approved course provider,
and is considered one of Canada’s leaders in boater education and issuer of
Pleasure Craft Operator Cards. Their approved course material, exam, and training
manual are approved by Transport Canada.
Their services are particularly timely and practical given that all operators of
powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada will eventually
require the Card. The following three groups of boaters require the
Pleasure Craft Operator Card IMMEDIATELY:
- All operators of any powered watercraft under 4m in length (13.1ft)
- All operators of PWC's (i.e.: sea-doos and jet skis)
- All operators of any powered watercraft born after April 1, 1983
As of September 15, 2009 all boaters are required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator
Card in order to operate a powered watercraft for recreational purposes on Canadian
waters. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption – this law applies
to all boaters.
A feature of the WSWC-BOATERexam.com® partnership is a value added
benefit to the membership of WSWC. Each member is entitled to a $5.00 discount off
the BOATERexam.com® online boating exam by entering a special discount
code at time of registration.
As part of the agreement, BOATERexam.com® and WSWC will partner to
promote boating safety for towed water sports. Each organization will shareand promote
specific safety information for water skiing and wakeboarding on respective web
pages, collaborate on public service announcements and other educational campaigns.
“WSWC has a strong membership and excellent knowledge in safety for towed
water sports. We believe this market to be strong and growing exponentially; in
particular wakeboarding. This partnership will help to deliver more boating safety
knowledge to WSWC’s membership and provide BOATERexam.com®
with more safety resources on towed water sports that we can be used when educating
our customers in boating safety,” explains Brent McNamee, Principal and VP
Marketing of BOATERexam.com®.
“The vision of BOATERexam.com® for boating safety meshes well
with ours” added Dan Wolfenden, Executive Director, Water Ski and Wakeboard
Canada. “With their support, we hope to reach the large recreational base
of boating enthusiasts who enjoy getting up behind the boat, and who want to be
able to do so with the knowledge of specific safety practices for the sport of water
skiing and wakeboarding, which quite frankly, are not particularly elaborate in
the Transport Canada courses.”
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada