Mile Builder Cruises

Client:     Sailors needing guided experience and coaching

Dates: TBD due to Covid

Info:   5 days aboard, 200-400 miles, South shore of Nova Scotia and sometimes beyond..  This is not for beginners.

We offer RYA Mileage building on some trips. Last year, we did two  – Chester NS to Charlottetown PEI, 300+ miles, and Charlottetown PE to Chester NS, 300+ miles.  These trips  cruised along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and in the Northumberland Strait.  The Eastern Shore is largely beautiful wilderness and the Northumberland Strait is almost fog free  Both areas are a cruising mecca.

Mile building is not a course. It is a chance to accumulate sea miles that can count toward a course such as RYA Coastal Skipper, or a Certificate of Competence exam such as the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore.

During the mile building trip you will get not only the miles but the added benefit of coaching from Dave, who is the Principal of Discovery Sailing, and a Yachtmaster Instructor/Examiner.

In 2018 we are proposing 2 trips – Chester to Saint John, NB and Saint John back to Chester.  Cruising in the Bay of Fundy!

We would love to have you aboard!

As a minimum, RYA Day Skipper or equivalent.

Fees and Booking

Price $1595.00.

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Register for the course

If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate (20% discount), please call or email Jeff Green at 902-627-3361 or at

“I like the mile builder style course.  There are many like me that just want to improve, discuss, and learn for pleasure.  Great format.  The training and food were excellent but I most enjoyed the conversation and sharing with each other and our instructor.  Great format to ask questions and receive feedback.  Michaela is a beautiful boat – wonderful to experience her!  Thanks so much, Dave”

M.P., Mile Builder Participant

I participated in the Mile builder live on board course from Charlottetown to Halifax.
Great experience and a professional skipper with a good sense of humor. Very good crew as well.
Discovery Sailing and its affiliation with RYA prestige and educational material is the best sailing school without a doubt
The location in which the live on board training is given is without an equal
Its beauty, and natural dynamic , currents, tides, fog, ….is perfect for learning.  Looking forward to continue.

Antonio D., Mile Builder Participant - July 2017