Joseph Gatfield Leadership Award 2019

Joseph Gatfield Leadership Award

Dec 5, 2019

At the 2015 National Conference in Niagara Falls, the Executive Committee presented a new award for Leadership to Joe Gatfield. This Award was named “The Joseph Gatfield Leadership Award” and is to be presented annually by the Executive Committee “Honouring an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and continues to make long-lasting contributions to CPS-ECP.”

There is no doubt that this year’s recipient has done just that and all throughout his CPS-ECP volunteer career. This person, to say the least, has been in the forefront of CPS-ECP with leadership roles at the Squadron, District and National levels. A key contribution that our recipient has given freely to CPS-ECP for years is his skillful editorial and translation expertise. That has, for many years, achieved the success of CPS-ECP as a truly bilingual National Organization. The Executive Committee presents this award to P/C/C Serge St- Martin, JN a member for the past 43 years and who also has earned 43 Merit Marks, was a Past Chief Commander and current Com­mander of Escadrille nautique Beloeil.


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. 

Read More


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.

Read More