Dave Hill

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Burlington, Ontario Canada

Level V Captain Rank Chief Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.93/5 by 6 students
My ultimate passion is sailing and has been for over 40 years. I enjoy various aspects of the sport including racing, cruising, chartering in foreign countries and completing long distance yacht deliveries. Teaching allows me to share my knowledge and experience while watching students develop the abilities to sail the world. I do my best to ensure that each student learns in a stress-free and fun environment. I feel so strongly about having fun when learning to sail that I named my company FunSail!


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

Sail Canada Advanced Standard Sail Canada Intermediate Instructor Certification Restricted Operators Certificate ( Maritime) International Certificate of Competency Offshore Personal Survival Training Gold Sail Dingy sailor Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)

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Simon W., Canada, New Hamburg at 2023, Aug 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Simon W., Canada, New Hamburg at 2023, Aug 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Simon W., Canada, New Hamburg at 2023, Aug 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Edward H., Canada, Toronto at 2021, Nov 01
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
David was extraordinary. I have about 50 years of sailing experience and thought that I had contemplated and experienced more situations than most. While David reinforced many of the procedures that I used (docking, anchoring, etc) , he did point out several areas where I would be wise to make adjustments to my approach. Several of these involved safety issues. I do plan on taking what he said very seriously. In a nutshell- David has a magical way of getting you to think differently about things that may have worked in the past. He is a gem.
John S., Canada, ON, Hagersville at 2021, Oct 25
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
It’s a very short time to retain all that information and language I was hoping to use my notes for the written test and that was an allowed
Jodie W., Canada, ON, Burlington at 2021, Oct 01
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Dave was great! He really knows his stuff, has a ton of knowledge and has a great way of teaching those skills to even the most beginner sailors! I’d recommend Dave as an instructor to anyone wanting to learn to sail.
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