Chief Instructor

Brent has been sailing for over 40 years. Starting on dingy's at 10 years old, Brent progressed to catamaran's, cruising keelboats and large offshore
Tall Ships. Brent has numerous offshore passages on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and thousands of miles of coastal cruising experience in BC and Caribbean. He's even been at sea on a RCN submarine and through the Arctic on a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker.  
Brent has also been teaching, coaching and instructing for decades in both his business roles and recreational pursuits. Brent has held instructors certifications in skiing, skydiving and flying. He is also an active member of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve and works with sea cadets aged 12-18. 


Director of Fun

Nicole has been sailing for 11 years. She 'learned the ropes' on Global Explorer with our two boys Max & Ben who started when 3 & 5 years old! Nicole spends 7 weeks each summer sailing the BC coast. She has also crewed on a trip from Hawaii to Victoria so has earned her stripes offshore as well. 
Nicole is an elementary school Principal. Her passion for education is always in play as she is constantly learning about wildlife, marine biology, BC coastal history or indigenous cultures. If Nicole is on board, the smell of fresh baked pretzels or scones is not far behind. 
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Flexible course dates

Sailing is a 12 month sport, depending your your adventure level. Contact us to discuss your schedule and adventure level. 


s/v Global Explorer is located at the 

Sidney North Saanich Marina

1949 Marina Way, North Saanich, BC. V8L 6B3

If you would like to book your course now or have any questions or comments, please drop me a message.

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