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Submission Call

Feb 11, 2021

The Port Hole has been, and remains, very effective in getting the word out nationally on CPS-ECP programs and, by extension, members’ involvement in those initiatives. This is a wonderful opportunity that relatively few organizations can boast of.

For The Port Hole to fulfill its mandate to keep CPS-ECP members across Canada informed of events and activities unique to the organization as well as new trends and technologies emerging from the boating world, your submitted contributions in the form of words or images, or both, are vital.

For articles, 300 to 400 words works best. Please ensure your full name as you would like it to appear is noted as well as your CPS-ECP affiliation, such as your home squadron and, where applicable, your position.

As for images, high-resolution photographs reproduce best but don’t get too hung up on technical details. If your shot is in focus, is framed well and is of a good size, that will generally work.
Email your written submissions, in editable text format (PDFs are a challenge to edit), and/or your images, to

Submit articles by March 15th to be included in the June edition.

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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