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Meet Your Captain - Dave Johnston

A bit about Dave...


With many credentials to his name, Dave has been Keelboat sailing since the mid 1980s. He has been an instructor since 2009 and has spent time teaching in areas such as the Great Lakes in Ontario, Canada, as well as in and around the Windward and Leeward islands in the Caribbean.

Dave has been a Charter Boat Captain since 2010 and has spent several weeks in Croatia, Greece, the Adriatic Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. He’s been everywhere from the British Virgin Islands and Grenada in the Caribbean to Georgian Bay, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, and Lake Ontario. It’s clear that Dave is a well-seasoned traveler. 

The list of boats that Captain Dave has chartered, taught on, or delivered is extensive. This list includes Monohauls - Jeaneau Sun Odyssey 54DS; Bavaria 51; Beneteau Oceanis 49; Hunter DS45; Dufour Gibsea 443; Beneteau Oceanis 43; Beneteau 43.4 Cyclades; Dufour 39; Catalina 34. The list also includes Catamarans - Lagoon 500; Robertson Caine Leopard 45; Knysna 45; Nautitech 40; and Fountaine Pajot 38.

Dave owns a Beneteau 43.4 Cyclades Monohaul, which he has sailed throughout the Caribbean’s Windward and Leeward islands for the past 4 seasons. Dave has spent many winters down south teaching sailing and skippering sailing vacations. He has approximately 15,000 sea miles experienced as a Skipper.

Captain Dave's Credentials...

  • Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor #32652

  • Advanced Cruising Standard

  • Basic Coastal Navigation

  • Intermediate Coastal Navigation

  • International Certificate of Competency (ICC) ICCI-A145546

  • International Yacht Training (World) Bareboat Skipper

  • International Certificate of Competency Instructor #20807

  • VHF Restricted Operator’s Certificate Marine with DSC Endorsement #693 443 JOH

  • Standard First aid with Level C & AED

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