Maple Bay Yacht Club is Proud to Host the 59th Annual Labour Day Regatta!

Maple Bay Regatta

This regatta is a designated Vancouver Island Racing Series (VIRS) event and as such the results will count towards the 2014 Vancouver Island Racing Series.

The Maple Bay Yacht Club is proud to host the 59th Annual Labour Day Regatta in Maple Bay.

For the 59th consecutive year their exciting annual event will get underway Friday evening with registration, a no host bar and complimentary soup and bun for all comers.

Wake early on Saturday to catch the pancake breakfast and complete your registration before heading out onto the race course. After a day on the water, enjoy the live music on the lawn; join the margarita party and famous BBQ-on-the-grill. Finish off the night with dancing to more live music in the Clubhouse.

The regatta concludes on Sunday with yet another breakfast, racing, hamburger BBQ and the awards ceremony.       

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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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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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