Instructor Certifications- RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor, Basic Coastal Cruising, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter Master, Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising, Cruising Catamaran, RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities, TC ROCM VHF Radio-
Profesional Sailing Certifications- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (MCA), Marine CPR AED First Aid, Transport Canada (TC) SVOP, TC Marine Emergencies ME3, ISAF Safety at Sea
Phone: 604 805 9944
My lesson plans use proven teaching methods that assist my students in acquiring fundamental sailing knowledge, sail planning, navigation, marine weather, operational vigilance and boat-handling for all conditions. With over 72,000 NM logged under sail and a professional sailing Instructor for the past 15 years, I have had the privilege to introduce sailing and certify more than 1600 students on cruising keelboats 24-52 feet and cruising catamarans 38-48 feet. My favourite C&L destinations are BC's West Coast including Howe Sound, Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. I also enjoy Instructing Cruise & Learn adventures in Greece, British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Grenadines, Antigua and the Turks & Caicos Islands- 65 weeks in the past 12 years. I am an Instructor for the NauticED Qualified Crew, Coastal Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain Rank Certifications. In 2017 I earned RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor Certification on the Solent, UK and Halifax, NS.