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Dave DeWolfe, owner of Discovery Sailing, is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor and Yachtmaster Examiner in the RYA Cruising program and has a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate.  As well, Dave is a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Examiner.  He is also a Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor and has the CYA Yachtmaster Ocean award.

He was awarded the 2011 Male Sailor of the year by the Nova Scotia Yachting Association. He personally teaches the live-aboard courses. He has been sailing for somewhere around 40 years, and has extensive knowledge of the Nova Scotia Coast. Dave has a good sense of humour and loves to share his passion for sailing and the south shore of Nova Scotia. His years of teaching people sailing, being a charter captain and his easygoing nature will guarantee you a wonderful learning experience.

The sea has been his interest all his life. He worked as a sea-going Hydrographic Surveyor for many years with the Canadian Hydrographic Service. He is an expert on tides, having been head of the Tidal Division at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography for almost a decade. He has made a number of trips to the Arctic to measure tides in Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), where the tidal range equals that of the Bay of Fundy. He continues to do consulting work in Hydrography and Coastal Oceanography. Dave is also a certified diver.

Dave is an associate member of  Master Mariners of Canada.

During the winter season, he skis a lot and teaches as a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol and the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance.  He also conducts ski improvement clinics for members of the Canadian Ski Patrol.  Dave holds the Canadian Ski Patroller Award, the Ski Patrol’s highest operational award.