June 11, 2020

Sunnier Days Ahead by Greg Marlo

Last years winner Brad Harris has not used his Sunsail Gift certificate yet, but no one could have predicted this pandemic to immobilize us as it has. Nevertheless Brad has up to 5 years (Oct 2024) to use his certificate and we look forward to helping him plan his boating vacation whenever he is ready.

Experts in the charter industry foresee travel to the Mediterranean light this summer for people from N America. There is definitely more optimism towards Caribbean destinations for this winter and 2021. With the newly revised Terms and Conditions offered by charter companies, it now minimizes the risk for charterers, as there is more flexibility to cancel and rebook their charter provided their trip cannot take place for COVID-19 reasons. YACHTS brokerage published a “Private Travel Advisory” article in our in March which has more information.

Member feedback from trips taken in the past year:

“This was our first time traveling / sailing in the Caribbean with Sunsail. The British Virgin Islands flotilla this past February organized by Capt Greg Marlo was a great learning experience for us. Having the pre-planning and leadership of the lead captain was invaluable. Overall the experience was a very memorable and fun vacation.”

“The member discount is a great incentive and along with the guidance from the charter specialists at the YACHTS brokerage which represents Sunsail. They helped make our trip to the Bahamas that much more enjoyable with travel planning and great tips on places to go and things to do.”

New Learn To Sail Program - Compliment your CPS training with practical training while on a Sunsail “Learn To Sail” vacation. RYA Beginner and Intermediate (ICC) Courses are now available in Croatia and year round in the British Virgin Islands. This weeklong course includes accommodations aboard your training boat, most meals, instruction and exams starting at $861 USD / person.

Call us at 1-866-514-9778 and visit www.sunsail.com about your travel interests. We love to talk about great sailing destinations and help you plan your dream boating vacation. CPS-ECP members get an exclusive member discount along with our friendly service and expert advice. 

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.


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Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…


Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors

Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.



A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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