YOUR SKIPPER – GORDON KERR

You are guaranteed to have a safe and enjoyable sailing adventure with Gordon.   You will find him to be both entertaining and informative.


Gordon began sailing in 1980 as a crew member racing on a J-24 in Halifax.  This was an awesome training experience as members of the top boats would mentor the less experienced sailors in order to make the fleet more competitive.  Gordon competed in local races for five years and participated in the J-24 Canadian nationals in 1984. 

Gordon went on to crew, navigate and pilot a C&C 44 on cruises along the coast of Maine, the Bay of Fundy and along the South Coast of Nova Scotia.  He also crewed for a number of years racing in Saint John, NB on a J-36.

Gordon finally purchased his own boat in 2008 and has been sailing in and around the Bras d’Or Lakes since then.  

Gordon developed his Ocean sailing experience at work as a Scientist on commercial fish trawlers on the Grand Banks and Northern Labrador and on Scallop draggers off the Atlantic Coast.

He has the following certifications and his top priority is to ensure your safety.
    •    ROC – MC – Restricted Radio Operators Certificate – Marine Commercial
    •    SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency

    •    MED-A2 – Marine Emergency and Disaster for Passengers

    •    Nova Scotia Food Handler's & Education Training - Level 1
    •    B. Sc. In Biology
    •    P. Eng. (Agricultural Engineering)
    •    Navigation – Self study since the 1970's.

Gordon moved to St. Peter’s permanently in 2012 and has been very active in the community, creating a business plan for the Village Lighthouse so that it would be considered for heritage status, authoring a successful application for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award on behalf of St. Peter’s and area and he is Chair of the St. Peter’s Tourism committee.