Discovery Sailing is a RYA Training Centre located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  We offer the entire RYA Sail Cruising Scheme, from the 2 day Start Yachting, through Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean.

WHY CHOOSE Discovery Sailing?

Discovery Sailing is devoted to excellence in teaching, coaching and the development of competent sailors.

International focus – our students come from all over Canada, the US and beyond.  Over 400 of them!

All of our on-the-water courses are live-aboard.  We do not offer a day sailing format.  This is Cruising – every night we are somewhere new – anchored, at a mooring or at a dock in a very nice spot.

Our class size is limited to 3.  Nobody likes a crowded boat and every one gets more hands-on time!

All of our practical courses are live-aboard on a beautiful classic full-keel Hallberg-Rassy yacht which has a big boat feel.

Your instructor for most courses is Dave DeWolfe, a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and Examiner, with decades of teaching experience.

Our Sailing area – is perfect for RYA Sail Training.  Based at the Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island in Mahone Bay, we sail the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  Mahone Bay has about 80 islands and about 100 navigational aids.  It is full of nice anchorages and coastal communities.  The more advanced the course, the further we go!

We deliver the entire theory courses of the RYA Cruising scheme, from the beginner Essential Navigation and Seamanship and Day Skipper Theory, up to Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean navigation and meteorology courses.  Both in the classroom and online.

Knowledge Dispels Fear !

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