At Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd., we work to
help people realize their full boating potential. We provide professional Power Boat, Sail Boat and
Navigation courses to share our knowledge of boating and the Gulf Islands area.
Bruce and Fran Stott founded Gulf Islands
Cruising School Ltd in 1980.
They are the oldest boating school in BC, if not Canada, still under original ownership.
By combining Bruce's experience on a wide variety of boats and Fran's
travel background they began by offering Learn-to-Cruise sailing vacations.
Sail Canada Standards for sail boat, power boat, and coastal navigation were added. Private instruction for
boat owners is their specialty.
Bruce is an accredited examiner for the
Pleasure Craft Operator Card as well as VHF Restricted Operator Certificate-
Maritime (ROC-M). He is also a Transport Canada accredited
Instructor for MED A3 and SVOP courses for commercial operators.
Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd is a Sail Canada
For Bruce Stott's nautical