About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Environment Canada will issue a wind warning when high wind speeds are expected.

  • Strong Wind Warning: Winds in the range of 21 to 33 knots (37 to 61 km/hour) create conditions considered dangerous to small vessels.
  • Gale Warning: Winds are in the range of 34 to 47 knots (62 to 87 km/hour).
  • Storm Warning: Winds are 48 to 63 knots (88 to 117 km/hour) and may be associated with a tropical cyclone.
  • Hurricane Force Wind Warning: Winds are 64 knots and above (118 km/hour and above). This does not warn of a current or impending hurricane.