The Galley Guys Have Been Busssssssy…

Spoke Club Rum

…well one of them has anyway.

This Galley Guy gets Schooled on Fine Rums
Canadian Yachting’s Galley Guy Greg Nicoll with Authentic Caribbean Rum Ambassador Joe Howell at The Spoke Club in Toronto for a seminar on fine rums of the Caribbean. Joe did an excellent presenting 16 different rums, their history and their diversity.  There are many different ways of fine tuning a rum’s flavour, fermenting, distilling, aging and blending to name a few. Joe is also the head bartender at the Spoke Club.




Spoke Club Rum 2

Meanwhile on the East Coast……

Chester Race Week Offers Greg Nicoll Valuable Shucking Experience

Galley Guys: Greg Nicoll and Jim Grove show off fresh Prince Edward Island oysters during 2015 Chester Race Week. For Toronto based Greg it was his first time shucking oysters.

The oysters were served with a mignonette sauce : 1 tablespoon of coarsely ground white pepper, ½ cup of red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped shallots , salt to taste.

More Galley Guys here…

Oyster ShuckingOysters at Chester Race Week








Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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