Call for Experienced Editors and Proofreaders



June 14, 2018

The CPS-ECP Educational Department is looking for volunteers with editorial and proof reading skills to join our publishing team. Donate your valuable time and ease the workload on our existing volunteers. Volunteer salary and benefits will be the same as existing volunteers with the amazing feeling of seeing your work being used to advance our mission, vision and values.

There is a need to enhance the CPS-ECP Educational Department editorial and publishing processes. One of the ways that we can do this is to reduce the time taken to get our products to market with a few new volunteers. Course production needs to be speeded up while at the same time retaining direction, accuracy and content. At the same time we have to continue to keep the quality of our products as high as possible.

If you would like to join the publishing team please contact myself or ANEO J-R Lavergne, ANEO Brian Reis or ANEO Dave Bieman – our email addresses are in the National Directory.


Peter Bolton, NEO, CPS-ECP.

Photo: Mummelgrummel – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, 

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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