Message from the Chief Commander: New Executive Director

Message From The Chief

Feb 13, 2020

“It gives me great pleasure to report to you that the CPS-ECP Executive Committee has found a new National Executive Director, Mimma Spagnolo, who started 15 January 2020.  She is fluently trilingual (French, English and Italian) and has an extensive IT and management background.

Mimma has been an executive within a multinational professional services company for almost 20 years. She led teams that implemented large, complex, IT and process improvement initiatives.  Prior to this she was both a Regional Administrative Services Officer and a Local Administrative Services Officer with Citizenship and Immigration Canada for over 10 years. She was responsible and managed teams providing administrative requirements and working with federal and provincial departments as well as other stakeholders. In addition to all this,  she’s been volunteering for various organizations for 20+ years and continues to do so weekly at local charity.

I am certain that Mimma with her extensive experience will fit well into our National Office and expert leadership as we move forward into the next decade.”

Peter Bolton, Chief Commander

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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