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Graham Evans
ISPA & IYT Sailing & Power certified

I have been on boats all the way back into the mists of time; boats and the love of the water has given me a lifestyle full of adventure and an appreciation for the many bays and coves that form the our coastlines. As a youngster we left England on a thirty-two foot double ender; we went through the French canals, explored the Med and crossed the Atlantic to spend ten years in the Caribbean. Over the years since I’ve explored in anything that would float, ranging from half barrels and bits of polystyrene to the luxurious sailboats we have nowadays. For me there is little to touch the fun of anchoring in a new bay, launching a kayak and going exploring to see what waits.



flashy anchorCertification
  • ISPA Certified Sailing School
  • ISPA Certified Sail or Power Instructor up to Yachtmaster Offshore level (highest level)
  • IYT Certified Instructor and Sailing School
  • Outdoor Emergency Care First Aid Technician 
  • PADI diving Certification

flashy anchor Trip Log


(since 2000)

  • Instructor and Owner of Stowaway Adventure Sailing School
  • Sail and Power instructor for various sailing schools, charter companies and individuals around Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest
  • Also skipper for various yacht deliveries


  • Three week offshore trip from Hawaii to Vancouver Island with our 45' Sloop "Moku Lana".


  • Led charters in Grenada and the Grenadines, Caribbean.


  • Successfully completed Offshore Skipper course, which involved organizing a 3 week trip and sailing a Centurion 42’ sailboat from Hawaii to Victoria.

1997 - present

  • Skipper/instructor with 27 ft C&C, Berceau, with many logged miles in Desolation Sound, Johnstone Straits, & the Gulf Islands of BC.

1995 - 97

  • Raced on J34, "Let Them Eat Wake", in Comox, BC


  • Raced a Viking 33, "Madeline", out of Sidney, BC


  • Worked for Outward Bound, based in northern Vancouver Island waters on a 36 ft.  forestry vessel
  • Taught participants to sail & row Montague Whalers

1982 - 86

  • Sailing, kayaking, & windsurfing instructor during summers at Strathcona Park Lodge, Vancouver Island, BC


  • Left the Caribbean & moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia

1970 - 80 

  • Lived with family on 52 ft. sailboat based out of Grenada & St. Lucia
  • Raced Lazers & Mirrors, representing Grenada in the Caribbean Championships in Trinidad
  • Assisted parents with charter business
  • Helped build a 30 ft. Trimaran & then raced her
  • Worked on large, well-known Caribbean charter boat, "Ring Anderson"


  • Atlantic crossing to Caribbean

1968 - 70

  • Lived in the Mediterranean on 32' sailboat as a child

flashy anchor Other Boating and Related Experience

1988 - 95

  • Ocean kayak guide on the east & west coasts of Vancouver Island, BC

1987 - 92

  • Mechanic for various auto dealerships plus self-employed including marine repairs


  • Whitewater Raft & Kayak Guide on Ottawa River, Ontario, Canada

1984 - 85

  • Manufactured and assisted with design of whitewater and ocean kayaks and canoes

1982 - 86

  • Trained with members of national whitewater kayak team

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