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Since 1980, Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. has been conducting professional boating education programs to both sailors and power boaters.

Our programs include:

Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Coastal Navigation

Sailing Instruction

Power Boat Instruction

Private Instruction

VHF Radio Operator Certificate ROC(M)

Transport Canada Accredited Courses for small non-pleasure vessels

E-lessons - online lessons on a variety of topics

E-books - Buying a Boat, First Mate 101.

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Hi Bruce,

Terry and I returned for an unchaperoned weekend on our boat. We just went over to Cowichan Bay - we planned a short trip and did not want to be too ambitious on our first solo. There was a lot of marine traffic, including the large ferries in Swartz Bay.

Everything went well, in large part due to your assistance - thank you. We saw more than one example of a large boat being docked very poorly! What a circus it can be on the water.

Our docking was very good, and drew an appreciative comment from the owner of the marina. A little knowledge of spring lines would help a lot of skippers at the dock.

Trust that you are well, and enjoying the nicer weather.


Brian & Terry
Riviera 33





Bruce Stott
Bruce Stott
President/Chief Instructor
Nautical Experience

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