POTW – Shot of the year: Maggie practicing

Maggie Practicing

Dec 22, 2022

Maggie PracticingWe get a lot of shots in our Photo of the Week inbox but never one like this. The photo came from Jim and Maggie Smyth whose boat resides at the Thornbury Yacht Club. We have deemed it POTW of the Year. Congratulations to Jim and Maggie.


“Here are a few shots of my wife Maggie practicing her silks routine on our 1982 C&C in the North Channel for use in your publication.

“One shot is against the rocks in Covered Portage and the second is sunrise at West Mary Island.

Our boat name is Full Tilt.”
Maggie Practicing

Now it’s your turn. Whether you hang from your halyard or take pics of your sheepdog in a lifejacket, POTW wants your boat photos. All photography welcome from sunsets to racing to rafting to sunrises over the harbour, we want them all. Just send your shots to cyonboard@kerrwil.com and put POTW in the subject line. We have a whole year of CYOB coming up and your shot could be the Photo of the Week.

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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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Sunset off St John

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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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