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Captain Bradley Cuthbertson
Recreational to Commercial Boating Safety Expert

INTRODUCTION
Captain Cuthbertson's lifelong maritime commitment commenced at an early age as he was exposed to and acquired skills in all types of aquatic activities. As a child he piloted his own boats and in his teens became the designated captain of the 52¢ yacht, "Sette Mari". In more recent time Captain Cuthbertson was founder, president and CEO for ten years of one of the largest organizations devoted to organized small craft activities and safety. With a membership exceeding five thousand, his company produced and presented more jet ski/personal watercraft racing events with the highest participation, than any other organization, while maintaining an unprecedented safety record. Captain Cuthbertson also developed the first safety clinic directed to the explosive growing popularity of small crafts while working with the manufacturers in their own programs. He developed and presented a jet ski thrill show directed to large festival and fairs. In addition to his own racing career, Captain Cuthbertson performed freestyle stunts in his own shows and for print and television commercials. Captain Cuthbertson is highly regarded as an able body seaman capable of handling vessels large and small. He has worked with the United States Coast Guard, law enforcement agencies, manufacturers, insurance companies and trial attorneys providing a variety of functions including that of consultant and expert testimony.

EXPERIENCE
Gary Robinson, Inc., Safety & Engineering Consulting Firm
Water Safety Consultant 1991 to Present

Investigates a variety of water related accidents ranging from water sports, recreational to commercial boating. Evaluates excursion boat safety practices. Provides consultation, expert testimony and has produced exempuary videos. Over 100 hours of product testing personal watercraft aftermarket rudders to counter defect off-throttle and off-engine steering loss.

Captain 1997 to Present
Serves as Captain aboard three different excursion vessels off the Kona Coast, Hawaii.

BC Racing Association / Kahuna of California
Founder / President / CEO 1984 to 1994

As president of one of the largest Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft promotional companies, Captain Cuthbertson has been responsible for the safety, promotion and presentation of over three hundred organized personal watercraft events. He pioneered the first practical hands on safety course, "Personal Watercraft Safety Program". Development and implementation of racing and safety classes as well as instruction of law enforcement agencies in the proper use and handling of personal watercraft for patrol and rescue. Management of after-market manufacturing and distribution of Kahuna after market watercraft accessories. Direct and promote monthly race magazine. Involved in numerous speaking engagements and author of magazine stories, essays and commentaries.

Jet Ski Competitor 1982 - 1984
In 1982, starting in the entry level novice class, Captain Cuthbertson quickly distinguished himself as a leader acquiring a numerous collection of awards and recognition. Next season's advance to the intermediate expert ranks tested Captain Cuthbertson's racing abilities only to elect to focus his concentration on promoting events to fulfill a need for more racing events. When the opportunity arises, Captain Cuthbertson can still be found riding his stand-up recreationally.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Delivered 72¢ power vessel, "Lady Jane", from Curacao (located near Venezuela) to Colon (located near the entrance to the Panama Canal). Served as Captain for over six years to the 60¢ documented pleasure vessel "Fortuna II". Assisted as Captain on the "Double D", a Hawaiian operated 60¢ commercial fishing vessel. Captain Cuthbertson's jet ski freestyle abilities were utilized in a major Coca Cola sweepstakes television commercial. In addition to being cast as the principal stunt rider, his role included choreography and overseeing the other eleven jet ski stunt performers. Evaluated safety practices and employee manual of the vessel Fairwind II. Photographed for use in early Kawasaki Jet Ski Watercraft commercials and print ad material.

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS

  • USCG Masters 100 Ton License
  • USCG Masters 100 Ton Sailing Endorsement
  • Assistance Towing Endorsement
  • First Aid - CPR Accreditation
  • Commercial Marine Radio Operator Permit
  • Master 100 Tons Course of Instruction
  • Member, International Jet Ski Boating Association
  • Member, Boat Owners of the United States

PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES CAPTAIN CUTHBERTSON HAS CONSULTED & WORKED WITH

  • American Power Boat Association
  • California Parks and Recreation
  • City of Dana Point
  • City of Huntington Beach
  • City of San Clemente
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • County of Orange
  • Fresno County Sheriff
  • International Jet Ski Boating Association
  • Kawasaki Motors Corporation
  • Lake Perris Recreation Area
  • Long Beach Lifeguards
  • Long Beach Marine Safety
  • Los Angeles Port Police
  • Ultranautics
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Yamaha Motors Corporation

Captain Bradley Cuthbertson
Authored Publications

"One Million Defective Personal Watercraft in Use?"
Safety Newsbrief (from the offices of Gary Robinson, Inc.)
2000 Edition

"Politics & Racing"
"Wavelengths"
Watercraft World
October, 1999

"Jet Ski Accident Statistics Show Rapid Rise"
Safety Newsbrief (from the offices of Gary Robinson, Inc.)
California Supplemental Edition 1998

"PWCS: On the Edge
Safety Newsbrief (from the offices of Gary Robinson, Inc.)
1996 Edition

Feedback: "Personal Water Thoughts"
Motorcycle Product News
October 1996, Vol. 22, No. 10

"Politics & Racing: Like Oil & Water, They Just Don't Mix: Revisited"
Splash
March, 1996

"Politics & Racing: Like Oil & Water, They Just Don't Mix"
Race Report
August, 1994

"Blessed & Cursed, Personal Watercraft are Coming to a Dock Near You"
Safety Newsbrief (from the offices of Gary Robinson, Inc.)
1993/1994 Edition

"Yes on Jetskis"
Grunion Gazette
December 28, 1989

"Taking responsibility into your own hands"
"No Watch Baywatch"
Personal Watercraft Illustrated
February 90

"Self-Policing: Safety Seminar"
Splash
February, 1990

"The Future of Personal Watercraft"
"Western Winter Jet Ski Championship Series"
The Southern California Motorcycle Guide

1989 APBA Personal Watercraft Championship Series Recap
Splash