Dave has been on the water and boating since growing up at the family cottage and at his home on the Trent Canal. An avid canoeist in Northern Ontario, Dave started sailing at age 13 on "day sailers," and crewed on racing boats on Lake Simcoe in Barrie for a number of years. He purchased his first cruising sailboat in his early 30's. He has cruised extensively on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and the North Channel on a Paceship 29 and then on his Aloha 34. Dave has since moved to a Hunter 410, sailing Georgian Bay, the North Channel and Lake Superior.