Become an armchair sailor this winter! Online Winter Course Schedule

Online Courses

Dec 5, 2016

CPS-ECP is offering instructor led, online courses this winter.

Enhance your boating experience next season by contacting us today:







Course Dates Contact
Boating 1 – Boating Basics (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) continuously offered web-based, self-paced 

May Corcoran:

Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics Jan. 12 – Feb. 9, 2017 Brian Reis:
Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics Jan.17 – Feb. 28, 2017  Axel Obenauf:
Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics Mar. 8 – Apr. 19, 2017 Tom Beaver:
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation Mar. 2 – Mar. 30, 2017 Brian Reis:
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation Mar. 7 – Apr. 18, 2017 Axel Obenauf:
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation Apr. 26 – May 31, 2017 Tom Beaver:
Boating 4 –  Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1  Feb. 13 – May 8, 2017 Carolyn Reid:
Boating 6 – Offshore Marine Navigation Level 1 Jan. 11 – Mar. 8, 2017 Doug Ryan:
Boating 7 – Offshore Marine Navigation Level 2 Jan.19 – Apr. 3, 2017 Tony Gardiner:

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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