Squadrons Making Waves



July 12, 2018

Barrie Power and Sail Squadron was featured on CTV news during their Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day. Watch the video here:



Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron has been working with Kawartha Cottage magazine and recently featured an article on Boating Apps and Weather.

Read more in the Summer Kawartha Cottage Magazine here:


Peterborough also organized a Boaters Blessing with St. John’s Anglican Church in Lakefield, Ontario.

Boaters of all ages and their crew were invited to join the St. John’s congregation for a special service and blessing to coincide with this summer’s boating season. Boaters brought a small item from their watercraft to be blessed such as a life jacket, compass, paddle, hat and of course the captain and crew. The St John’s Church Band played nautical hymns and refreshments were served. Members from Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron were on hand to answer boating safety or training questions.

Submit your Squadron stories to: theporthole@cps-ecp.ca 

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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