2015 Annual Cycling for Seafarers – Raises Funds & Awareness

Cycling for Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers Vancouver once again held their annual Cycling for Seafarers event and photographer Dave Roels was there to capture the fun. Starting from the Flying Angel Mission on Waterfront Road in Vancouver, industry participants chose either a 40km or 100km route. The shorter ride ended at Seaspan Marine in North Vancouver where Seaspan tugs and yachts from the RVYC returned cyclists to the Main Street Docks. The longer route headed off to Steveston and back to the Mission where they joined the others for a BBQ.

Photo courtesy of Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com)





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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