A Day on English Bay in Support of Easter Seals Vancouver

2015 BC Easter Seals Regatta


On July 18th, 2015, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club proudly hosts the National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta, the primary fundraiser for Easter Seals House Vancouver, a home away from home for out-of-town families to stay with their children receive much needed medical care. 

A number of boats have already registered for this year’s Easter Seals Cup race, with regatta organizers still counting on a few more boats to register. The National Bank Easter Seals Regatta is the largest charity regatta on the West Coast and a great opportunity for boat owners to enjoy a fun day on the water while supporting a good cause. The Regatta is a PHRF handicap race with flying sails and no-flying sails divisions. The Regatta is pirate-themed and will include a parade through False Creek. Prizes will be awarded for ‘best crew spirit’ and ‘best costume.’ 

2015 BC Easter Seals Regatta Kids

Not a sailor, not a problem. Join the Regatta’s growing list of organizations, businesses and individuals who have registered to sponsor a boat or skipper. Boat sponsorship, starting at $250, is a great way to raise your corporate profile within the community, recognize employees or invite out clientele, receive a charitable tax receipt, all while giving back to a worthwhile cause. 

Everyone is invited to attend the “Festival in the Park” BBQ in Hastings Mill Park. It will offer a chance for everyone to kick back and relax after a fun day of racing. There will be a barbeque, beer garden, live band and a fabulous silent auction. Bring the kids; there are activities for them too. Tickets for the BBQ and event information

are available at 604-808-8517 or www.eastersealsregatta.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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