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Scott has been a Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) Sailing Instructor since 1982 and has taught 100s of students from the CYA Basic Cruising level to the Offshore Cruising Standard. He has been sailing for almost 30 years and has logged over 40,000 sea miles. In 1981 he started sailing offshore and made his first blue water passage on a 42 ft. sloop from Vancouver to Hawaii.

During the past 15 years he has taught extensively on the west coast of Vancouver Island and Offshore. During this period of time he has continually updated his teaching and seamanship skills and in addition to being a CYA Offshore instructor he has a 60 ton Master Limited ticket, a Canadian Sail and Power Squadron JN level, a Ham Operators license, an Advanced SCUBA certification and regularly updates his Marine First Aid credentials.  He is also a member of the Vancouver Blue Water Cruising association.

Scott purchased his first boat, a 26’ T-Bird, in 1982 in which he explored the B.C. coast and the San Juan Islands.  He later owned a 33’ Tuulos cold molded sloop and in 1985 bought his current 40’ Jeanneau sloop in the south of Spain that he sailed extensively throughout the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Turkey.

In 1988 he sailed across the Atlantic via the Canary and Cape Verde Islands into the Caribbean where he spent 2 years exploring anchorages and ports from Venezuela to Florida. During the past fifteen years Scott has circumnavigated Vancouver Island several times while teaching students at the Advanced and Offshore level and has explored many of the anchorages on the west coast of Vancouver Island.