|Dave has been involved in sailing all of his life. He was a long time Royal Canadian Yacht Club member, spending his youth sailing with the junior sailing program and later working as an instructor there. Racing Lasers and other dinghies he was exposed to top level international competition in both youth and open events. He went on to compete on many offshore and one-design keelboats in the Toronto and Detroit circuits.
As an avid windsurfer, Dave worked in the industry and competed in international events for eight years. He subsequently joined his father’s sail loft and worked six years learning the fundamentals of sailmaking and rigging for larger yachts.
After moving to Florida in 1994, he ultimately became the production manager of a large local loft. In 1999 Dave eagerly accepted an invitation to team up with Ethan Bixby and crew at North Sails Gulf Coast. Now representing North Sails out of Jacksonville, he can help clients in the northern part of the state.