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Subject: new HEAD INSTRUCTOR
(Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 03:55PM )
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Follow up to the introduction of Cooper Boating's new course announced April 1st:  
HEAD MAINTENANCE: FLUSH & GUSH   
We have newly acquired a qualified instructor to fill the position of - HEAD INSTRUCTOR. 

Announcing Cooper Boating's new Head Instructor:   John Gourlay! 

We are all thrilled to have John in this new role, and look forward to seeing him put his skills, passion, drive & enthusiasm for boating towards making our courses, coaching sessions, and clinics excel to a level that surpasses our already excellent standards.  (no pressure John!)
We’re confident that you will enjoy John’s friendly demeanour, and his fun and fastidious teaching style. 
 
Welcome aboard John!
 
 
A little background on John:

John started sailing when he was 10 years old in El Toros on Henderson Lake in Lethbridge, Alberta.  The family joined the St. Mary’s Sailing Club a few years later where John sailed and raced Enterprises and Lasers.   He got lucky and won a race in 1967, and was sent to Ottawa to represent Alberta at the Centennial Regatta.  His crew was the youngest crew there, and he was the youngest sailor in the entire Regatta.   He continued sailing and racing during his working career in Ottawa, even gaining the title of a director of the New Edinburgh Yacht Club for a term.  When his career brought him to the West Coast, he upgraded his knowledge of boats and diesel engines by  taking a number of courses with Cooper Boating.   John has been a long time member of Cooper Boating's Cruising Club, which he joined in 2002, and became even more involved with Cooper after his retirement, when he took his Basic Cruising Instructors Certification in 2010.  He has also taken his Intermediate, Advanced, and Off-Shore courses through Coopers.  He is currently working on completing his Intermediate Cruising Instructor and Basic Instructor/Examiner certifications.


And here's John in action on a Cruise & Learn: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rl5yr4gU-g&feature=em-upload_owner

 
Subject: introducing NauticEd online sail training
(Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 08:26PM by Colin Jackson)
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COOPER BOATING is pleased to announce our friends at NAUTIC ED

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