The Captain

David Johanns

This year is the tenth anniversary of David & Orenda. The boat has become an extension of him, easily reflected in the ease with which he single handily maneuvers her in all conditions. David began sailing at the age of two, however at that age he served primarily as weight distribution. He gained experience every summer starting with a Mirror dinghy and eventually getting on Keel boats. Early years were spent teaching CYA sailing courses and sailing. His first boat was the infamous Laser designed by Bruce Kirby. Back then he was barely heavy enough to keep it upright in high winds. Next came a Myster 18ft catamaran which he sailed all over Georgian Bay.  Boat obsessed found him gravitating towards boat yards which led to charter work and sailing experiences in the Caribbean, Mediterranean,  along the BC Coast and now here in Lake Ontario where he has dropped anchor for the time being. 

As deft as he is at the helm, his other skill is behind a piano. He has scored over 100 television shows, played on cruise ships, and still performs with his jazz trio. For more check out

To complete the definition of a triple threat he is also a Realtor here in Toronto. So if you are looking for a s