Update from the CPS-ECP Environment Committee


Aug 24, 2021

Reminder from the National Environmental Committee

Know before you go: if you see a blow, go slow! With the boating season in full swing, it’s important for vessel operators to review Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations and ensure they know how to legally and safely boat when whales are in the area. See BoatBlue.ca for the joint CPS-ECP and Marine Education and Research Society guide entitled “Marine Mammals and Boaters: Safety and Stewardship”. See also www.SeeABlowGoSlow.org for an overview of Marine Mammal Regulations and best practices to avoid collision.

Know before you go: See a Blow? Go Slow!

With boating season in full swing, it’s important for boaters to know how to operate safely and legally around whales. Before you venture on the ocean, make sure you know Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations. Not only is it the responsibility of boaters to know the law, it’s also in your best interest: collision with a large whale could lead to serious human injury and material damage.

The CPS-ECP Environmental Committee, in collaboration with the Marine Education and Research Society, has developed a guide entitled “Marine Mammals and Boaters: Safety and Stewardship”. The guide includes the Regulations and provides further information on how to be a responsible boater and participate in the health and conservation of our waterways. Please find the guide here: BoatBlue.ca

Also see www.SeeABlowGoSlow.org for an overview of the Marine Mammal Regulations Regulations and best practices to avoid collision.

Make sure you have a happy and safe boating season by reviewing your knowledge of safe and legal boating practices around marine mammals!


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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