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West Coast Powerboat Handling since 1994.

 

Bruce Stott

Senior Instructor

Residence - Sidney, BC

Nautical resume of D. Bruce StottBruce Stott SVOP + MED A3 Instructor

2013 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Sidney and Westbank, delivery Selene 58 Seattle to Sidney, delivery C & C 99 Oak Bay - Sidney and return.  Private instruction Valiant 40, Selene 58, Bayliner 3288 & 34 Avanti, Nordic 42, Grand Banks 36, Monk 36, Bayliner 3388, Silverton 33, Canoe Cove 41. 

Commercial crewboat training Schooner Cove and jetboat training on Fraser and Harrison Rivers.

2012 - Conducting Transport Canada courses, Marine Emergency Duties-A3 and Small Vessel Operator Proficiency courses in Port Alberni (3), Kitimat, Sidney, Edmonton and Kelowna.  Private Instruction aboard a Catalina 30, Prowler 33 & 35, Rhodes 49 and Nordic Tug 32.  Many VHF Radio exams.

2011 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Gold River, Campbell River, West Kelowna, Sidney, Port McNeill, Castlegar, Kamloops.  Private instruction aboard Krogen 42, Campion 28, Camano 28, Ranger 29,and Bayliner 30 powerboats and Westsail 32 and Hunter 420 sailboats

2010 - Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Victoria, Cranbrook, Gold River, Campbell River, Westbank, Kamloops, Bridge River, Egmont

  Conducting a CYA Cruising and Powerboat Instructor's Clinic in Nanaimo

Authored Boating FAQs - 71 Essential Answers for Every Boater

2009 - Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Victoria, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Port McNeill, Sechelt, Kelowna, Cowichan, Kamloops and Marathon, Ontario. Most of the courses in the Interior were aboard jetboats. Private instruction aboard Boston Whaler 27, Catalina 30, Riviera 33, Tolleycraft 40, Kha Shing 62 and Hampton Endurance 700.

2008 - Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Burnaby, Campbell River, Revelstoke, Fort St John, Nelson, Kelowna, West Bank, Tofino, Castlegar, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Bute Inlet, Surrey, Brentwood Bay, Nanaimo, Sechelt, and Princess Louisa Inlet

  Re-Certified by CPS as a Recognized Examiner for Restricted Operator’s Certificate ROC-M with DSC endorsement

  Re-Certified Marine Advanced First Aid with CPR level C and AED training

2007 - Striper 2901, twin inboard/outboard diesels from Sidney to Campbell River with family of three aboard. All achieved CYA Basic Powerboat standard and ROC-M

  Instructing owners of Bayliner 2855, Tiara 35, Meridian 381, Sealine 47, Navigator 48 and Queenship 86

  Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) courses in Terrace, Prince Rupert, Gold River, Kyuquot, Barden Harbour, Campbell River, Shearwater

2006 - Catalina 28 from Sidney to Horseshoe Bay with owner aboard

  Deliver Mainship 34 Pilot from Sidney to Vancouver for Custom Yacht Sales

  Instructing on Princess 50, Carver 53 and Sea Ray 56

Technical revision of “Basic Powerboating Skills Manual” for the Canadian Yachting Association with Jimmy Watt

2005

Wendon 73 - Sidney to Vancouver

Canoe Cove 37 - Sidney to Port Hardy

Instruct owners - Marquis 65 motor yacht and a SeaLine 47 motor yacht

Completed a technical review of Xplain Coastal and Offshore Skipper and play2sail for infowerk software-entwicklungs gmbh based in Austria. This is a Multi-media Based Training program.

Re-Certified by CPS as a Recognized Examiner for Restricted Operator’s Certificate ROC-M with DSC endorsement

Marine Advanced First Aid

2004

Sidney to Bamfield and return for five days, up to 20 miles off-shore, aboard Riviera 47 with new owner. Taught boat handling, navigation and boat systems including RayMarine integrated GPS/Depthsounder/ Chartplotter/Radar including MARPA, most of two days were in fog

2003

Transport Canada Accredited Instructor

- Marine Emergency Duties A3 – Basic Safety for Small Non-pleasure craft

- Marine Emergency Duties A4 – Basic Safety and Operator Proficiency

- Small Non-pleasure Vessel Operator Proficiency

Technical revision of “Basic Powerboating Skills Manual” for the Canadian Yachting Association with Jimmy Watt

2002

Marine Emergency Duties A2 – Small Vessel Safety

Marine Emergency Duties A3 – Basic Safety for Small Non-pleasure craft

Marine Emergency Duties A4 – Basic Safety and Operator Proficiency

1997 -  Powerboat Instructor for West Coast Powerboat Handling Teaching Crew Boat Operator (SAFER) course to the Forestry industry

1996 -  Certified Personal Watercraft Instructor, Canadian Watercraft Training Centre

1994 -  Master, MV PRIDE OF VICTORIA 30 tons, 45 feet, 40 passengers and three crew

1992  - Power Instructor-Evaluator Canadian Yachting Association (CYA)

  Co-evaluator for two power instructor clinics with a total of 14 Instructors

1991 -  Instructor on Kha Shing 62'

  Power Instructor Certification - (CYA)

1990 - 1994 Chairman, Learn to Cruise, B.C. Sailing, Member of National Learn to Cruise Committee CYA

1989  - Advisory Board, Nautical Training, Camosun College, Victoria

1988 -  Master MV MESOUDA 24 Ton, 41 feet, 25 passengers.

  Deckhand/Steward MV MESOUDA

  Charter Boat Operator Certificate, Camosun College, Victoria

  Transport Canada - Master of Small Passenger Craft, 40 Ton, 40 Passengers

  CYA Coastal Yachtmaster Certification

  Communications Canada, Examiner Class V, & Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate, Maritime Compulsory

1987 - 2 Power boat Deliveries from Vancouver - Sidney, 1 sail boat single-handed

1986 -  Navigator and co-skipper, C-Bird 37 Victoria - Bamfield - San Francisco

1983 - Cruising Instructor Evaluator with CYA - Qualified to train and certify Sail Cruising Instructors

   Taught two Instructor Qualification Clinics in San Francisco for the American Sailing Association

1982 - Delivery Sidney - Powell River, C & C 32

1980 - Present GULF ISLANDS CRUISING SCHOOL LTD.

  Co-Owner/Operator, see About Us

  Teaching CYA Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Cruising, Powerboat and Coastal Navigation Standards

  Author of Coastal Navigation Correspondence course.

  Teaching power boat handling on boats from 19'-73', single, twin and triple engines

  Operated a bareboat charter fleet of up to 17 boats, both power and sail, ranging in length from 25’ to 47’ until 2005

1977 - present CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS -Life Member

  Certificates achieved: Boating, Seamanship Sail, Advanced Piloting, Marine Electronics, Instructor Training, Weather

   Past Commander and Training Officer

  National Staff Commander on Seamanship Sail Committee.

  Instructor for Boating, Instructor Training, Advanced Piloting, Weather, Seamanship Sail and Boatwise

1971 - 1979 City of Calgary, Parks and Recreation Division Instructor and Senior Instructor for adult sailing programs, supervising up to 45 students and three Instructors

1973 - United States Coast Guard Skipper's Course

1966 - Canadian Coast Guard, Seaman, CCGS STONETOWN, 567 registered tons Ocean Station Papa, 50°N, 145°W, six weeks at sea

1962 & 1963 Royal Victoria Yacht Club Junior Sailing Programs, achieved Skipper certificate

 

Vessels skippered or instructed aboard

SAIL

Numerous dinghies from 8' to 16

San Juan 24, 28

Bayfield, 25

C & C 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37/40+, 38, Landfall 38

Catalina 27, 28, 30, 320, 34, 36, 380

Cal 25, 27, 28, 29

Ranger 26

Yamaha 26

Sun 27

Sunstar 28

O'Day 26, 37

Olson 911SE (30)

Tanzer 26

Beneteau 28, 35, 373, 38

Fraser 30

Saturna 33

Cooper 353

Elite 364

C-Bird 37

Hunter 29.5, 30, 310, 33, 33.5, 34, 35.5, Vision 36, 380, 40.5

Hanse 400

Whitby 42

Waterline 48

Maple Leaf 56

 

POWER

Albin 25

Campion 19, 26

Limestone Express 24

Commander 26 twin

Glacier Bay 26 twin outboards

Zeta 26

Prowler 26, 30 twins

Boston Whaler 27

Monterey 27

Camano 28

Striper 29 twin outboards

Striper 291 twin inboards

Fairline 32 twin

Phoenix 34

Sea Ray 28 & 34 twin

Grand Banks 32, 36

Bayliner 2755, 28, 30, 32, 3818, 4588, 47

Silverton 34

Tiara 35

Californian 36

Grand Mariner 36 single

Meridian 381 twin

Mainship 400

Tolleycraft 40

40 Victorian twin

41 President twin

Carver 36, 40, 430, 53

Krogen 42

Custom 41 catamaran twin, certified passenger vessel

Canoe Cove 30, 37, 41, 42 & 47 twin

Garren Blakely 47 twin

Riviera 33, 37, 40, 42, 47 twin

Sealine 47 twin

Princess 50 twin

Carver 53 twin

Sea Ray 56 twin

Kha Shing 62 twin

Marquis 65 twin

Pacific Mariner 65

Hampton Endurance 700

Wendon 73 twin

Queenship 86 twin

Numerous aluminium crew boats and landing craft

Sea time - Since 1980 I have spent in excess of 2800 days underway. The majority of this time has been in live-aboard cruises in the Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia. I have also sailed San Francisco Bay, Lake Ontario and off Honolulu. Power boat courses have been taught in Victoria, Vancouver, Sidney, Oak Bay, Nanaimo, Gold River, Bamfield, Quatsino Sound, Port Alice, Port McNeill, Campbell River, Powell River, Powell Lake, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Bella Bella(Shearwater Resort), Barnard Harbour, Fort St. John, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson, Schooner Cove, Smithers, Terrace, Kyuquot, Marathon ON and Port Alberni.

Approved Course Provider for:

Transport Canada

Industry Canada

Sail Canada

United Steelworkers(IWA) Canada

Work Safe BC (WCB)

Proud member of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)