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Welcome to our 7 day Boating Information package.

We would like to introduce ourselves and our company to you. 

Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. was established in 1980 by Bruce and Fran Stott.  We moved from Calgary to Sidney bringing Bruce back to his Island roots. During the years Bruce has upgraded his skills and offers a wealth of knowledge to boaters.

Fran has years of experience in equipping galleys, menu planning and provisioning. Hundreds of students have enjoyed her menu on our five-day cruises.  The biggest challenge was creating a varied menu for our first boats with only two burners and an ice-box.  Fran's Family Boating Blog has further information.

In 1980 we started as a school offering five day live aboard programs, expanded into a charter company, and have now returned to providing home-study and practical courses for new and upgrading boaters.

The Canadian Gulf Islands offer some of the finest cruising grounds with a multitude of islands to visit and explore.  Sidney is the gateway to the islands and shortly after leaving port you are in the heart of the cruising grounds.

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Bruce Stott
Bruce Stott
President/Chief Instructor
Nautical Experience

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We have compiled a number of complimentary email series on the topics listed below:

Boating Information

Coastal Navigation 

VHF Radio Operator

Powerboating Information

E Lessons

E Books


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